Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 – Take Stock in Children (TSIC) has won a $25,000 grant through the State Farm Neighborhood Assist® program, a crowd-sourced philanthropic initiative that empowers communities to identify issues in their neighborhoods. This marks the second consecutive year TSIC has been a recipient of this grant.
Out of 2,000 nationwide submissions, a State Farm review committee selected the top 200 finalists for this program; the finalists were then voted on by the public, over a ten-day period in August, into the top 40 as grant recipients. Approximately 167,000 people cast 4.5 million votes for their top causes, and TSIC ranked in the top two of participating projects based in Florida.
“We’re humbled and proud to once again be a recipient of this award,” said Jillian Hasner, president and CEO of TSIC. “On behalf of the more than 8,600 students we serve statewide, we would like to thank State Farm and everyone who supported us in this endeavor for helping us make a tangible investment in Florida’s future.”
In support of its mission to help deserving low-income students escape the cycle of poverty through education, TSIC will use the grant money to help provide training for its staff and volunteer mentors.
For more information about TSIC, visit www.takestockinchildren.org.
About Take Stock in Children
Take Stock in Children, a Florida 501(c)3 non-profit organization, has been providing volunteer mentors, scholarships, and hope to more than 30,000 of Florida’s deserving at-risk, low-income students since 1995. Reporting an unparalleled 96% annual high school graduation rate and a 96% college enrollment rate, TSIC is Florida’s flagship and most successful mentoring and scholarship program. In every Florida county, TSIC scholars in middle and high school pledge to meet regularly with their mentor, maintain academic standards, and remain drug and crime-free on the way to achieving a high school diploma. The reward for fulfilling these commitments is a scholarship to a Florida state college, university, or vocational school. To donate, volunteer, or learn more about TSIC, call 888-322-4673 or visit