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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa Receives $2,000 Grant from Bayer Fund

Donation to help fund Workplace Mentoring Program.

DES MOINES, IA / 7-9-2020 – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa announced today it received a grant for $2,000 from Bayer Fund, which will be used to fund the Workplace Mentoring Program.

“We are very grateful to receive this grant from the Bayer Fund,” said Renee Hardman, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa. “This grant helps us connect middle school youth with business professionals through our Workplace Mentoring Program. This program helps our youth work toward graduating high school and prepare for the future, whether that is college or work.”

This grant will not only provide support to our organization, but also the community we serve by allowing us to create and support 1:1 mentoring relationships between middle school youth and business professionals at our Workplace Mentoring sites: Wells Fargo, Principal, NCMIC, IMT Insurance, and GuideOne Insurance.

“Throughout the years, the grants given through Bayer Fund have helped strengthen our communities across the United States,” said Al Mitchell, President of Bayer Fund. “We’re proud to be able to provide support to develop programs that help combat challenges such as food insecurity, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and support services to patients and families managing an illness or disease.”

In 2019, Bayer Fund awarded more than $14 million to over 3,200 charitable and nonprofit organizations to help address essential needs in food and nutrition, STEM education and community development. Over the last five years, nonprofit organizations across the U.S. have received more than $79 million.

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About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa
For over 50 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa’s mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

About Bayer Fund
Bayer Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities where Bayer customers and employees live and work by providing funding for food and nutrition, education and community development projects.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa Media Contact:
Name: Sara Bishop
Email: [email protected]
Office Phone: 515-288-9025 x238

Bayer Fund Media Contact:
Name: Carolyn Nagle
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (201) 419-0337

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