Philanthropist, Mackenzie Scott, has made a $133.5 million dollar investment in the Communities In Schools Network by providing individual gifts to 40 CIS affiliates across the nation as well as to our National Office!  In Washington State, she gave $5.85 million in the form of 4 gifts to three independent affiliates and our state office.  CISBF is thrilled to share we are a direct recipient of one of these gifts!

“We are honored and humbled to receive this generous gift that will strengthen our capacity to surround students with the support they need to succeed in school and life. Our priority will remain on amplifying the voices of those who have been disproportionately impacted by generations of educational and systemic inequities while, simultaneously, working towards a future where one’s success is not predicated on race, ethnicity, identity, or socioeconomic status. We believe this gift speaks to our proven success and creates an incredible opportunity for our local business, nonprofit, educational and community leaders to come alongside us to sustain this transformational work.” -Lupe Mares, MSW, Executive Director CISBF