United Way of Greater Kansas City Receives $50,000

This grant, a partnership between United Way of Greater Kansas City and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City, will provide school-age youth located in areas of significant need access to STEM focused activities including web design, graphic design, music production, digital film creation and robotics. Often, these activities are not as accessible to children from socioeconomically disadvantaged circumstances, yet this type of training is a key to employment in one of the highest paying job sectors.

Kansas City, MO (January 10, 2022) – United Way of Greater Kansas City announced today it received a grant for $50,000 from Bayer Fund, which will be used to partner with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City to provide STEM focused activities to low-income, school-age youth.  

 “Partnering with Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City to deliver STEM activities to those who would likely not otherwise receive it is a gamechanger,” Chris Rosson, President and CEO of United Way of Greater Kansas City said. “Kansas City students will be able to build skills like web design, music production and robotics which will allow them to learn more about career paths that they may not have considered prior to this program. United Way of Greater Kansas City is proud to bring this opportunity to more students, in partnership with Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City and Bayer Fund.”

This grant will not only provide support to our organization, but also the community we serve by allowing us to expand STEM focused activities to Kansas City youth. Regardless of whether a student has access to a computer or reliable Internet at home, they will now have access to STEM programming through their Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City. Exposing youth to potential STEM related skills and careers can set them on a trajectory they may not have previously known about. 

“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 2020, Bayer Fund awarded more than $17 million to over 3,400 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 $80 million. 

To learn more about United Way of Greater Kansas City, visit https://www.uwgkc.org/

To learn more about Bayer Fund visit https://www.fund.bayer.us.

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About United Way of Greater Kansas City
United Way of Greater Kansas City is a gravitational force for good that brings people and resources together to tackle the most pressing and persistent challenges facing our community today and beyond. We support children and families with real-time needs now and work collaboratively on long-term solutions to remove barriers to social and economic mobility so that all people in our community can thrive. 

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. 

United Way of Greater Kansas City Media Contact:

Name: Nora Freyman
Email: nora.freyman@uwgkc.org
Mobile: 314.799.4311

Bayer Fund Media Contact:
Name: Nicole Hayes
Email:Nicole.Hayes@Bayer.com
Phone: (201) 421-5268