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.
Dec 20, 2013

This time of year, the incoming and outgoing piles of mail at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation | Greater Horizons are a sight to behold. They’re even more impressive when you c...

Dec 13, 2013

Here in Kansas City, we are bracing for what may be a nasty winter storm, or just an inch or so of snow, if the most recent forecasts turn out to be accurate. Either way, over the next few m...

Dec 6, 2013

Is anyone else out there wondering what happened to November? Those thirty days flew by for us, and thanks to this year's late Thanksgiving, December seems to be moving even faster. (I'm not...

Nov 22, 2013

The upcoming holiday season is full of important questions. How many cans of cranberry sauce is enough? Which store do you hit first on Black Friday? As a parent you also may be asking how c...

Nov 8, 2013

 “How do we use philanthropy for social change?” Jason Franklin posed this question last month as he spoke to a group of charitable givers at an event hosted by the Greater Kansas C...

Nov 1, 2013

The Halloween costumes and candy are gone, so today it seems appropriate to focus on the fast-approaching holiday season, known here at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation | Greater...

Oct 25, 2013

Corporate charitable givers convened at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation last week to discuss best practices for partnering with nonprofit organizations. We were thrilled to have...

Oct 18, 2013

Kansas City’s Nonprofit Search made its debut on the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation’s website on October 20, 2003. As we celebrate 10 years, we thought we’d look back at the ...

Oct 11, 2013

At the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, we’re always on the lookout for the next big thing in giving. This year, Doris Buffet (Warren’s sister) led a massive open online course,...

Oct 3, 2013

Our 2012 annual report is rolling off the presses as I type this, and we are thrilled to share our success in the form of an infographic again this year. It’s amazing to see the growth...

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