Giving Blog

Charitable Giving Stories, News and Ideas from the Innovative Team at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and its Non-Geographic Label, Greater Horizons.
Mar 2, 2012

Collectively known as the Charity Cases, some of the staff members at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation (and its non-regional brand, Greater Horizons) recently took charitable giv...

Feb 16, 2012

Q: What do Career Counseling and Philanthropy have in Common? A: Camp Charity Volunteers!     On Saturday, February 4, philanthropists ages eight to 13 gave their time and tal...

Feb 8, 2012

There is nothing better than actually giving money away to become a smart donor.   Teens from the Teen Giving Institute are learning how their $10,000 charitable gift can make the bigge...

Feb 1, 2012

Wilkerson will succeed Laura McKnight, who plans to step down as CEO on March 31, 2012 The Board of Directors of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation today announced that Deborah Wi...

Jan 25, 2012

Much of what is written about “best practices in philanthropy” makes it seem as though private foundations have the market cornered when it comes to giving strategically. However...

Jan 17, 2012

Over the next year, many individuals will consider making donations to charitable organizations. Some may wish to make a traditional cash donation, however this may not be feasible for every...

Jan 5, 2012

Here’s part two of our list of our 12 favorite giving resources from the past year. Missed part one? Read about the first six books and websites on charitable giving for 2012. Kansas C...

Jan 5, 2012

How can you get the most satisfaction and impact from your charitable giving this year? Our 12 favorite books and websites from the past year will help you make 2012 your best year ever...

Dec 30, 2011

One resolution that most Kansas Citians don’t need to make for 2012 is to start giving charitably. A Kansas City Star editorial published earlier this month showed 2011 to be one of th...

Dec 28, 2011

“The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation ranked first in total giving among 737 grant-making community foundations in 2009, a new report says.” According to an article in y...

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