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.
Nov 2, 2012

At the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and Greater Horizons, donor-advised funds are our business. We live and breathe DAFs (as we like to call them), but we know the concept of a d...

Oct 25, 2012

Giving to charity isn’t a new fad; it’s a practice that has been popular for thousands of years. Research shows us that even through unconventional methods, the act of charitable giving ...

Oct 19, 2012

 “[There] is an astounding legacy of philanthropy that we have all created – one we need to pass on to the next and future generations.” – from Raising Charitable Children by Ca...

Oct 9, 2012

Here at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and Greater Horizons we make it our business to help donors connect to the community and social issues that are important to them. So, as...

Sep 28, 2012

The team at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation (and Greater Horizons) is made up of many experts in charitable giving, and we’re always happy to share our expertise with othe...

Sep 21, 2012

Denise St. Omer and her team of grant-making professionals experience the magic of giving every day at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and its non-regional brand, Greater Horizo...

Sep 14, 2012

Last week was a big week in my world. After nearly five years at my current residence, I packed my bags – along with everything else I own – and moved to a new neighborhood. It&r...

Sep 7, 2012

Whether it was a barn raising or a bake sale, individuals have long banded together to help their communities. Today’s version of grassroots giving is a giving circle. Individuals can ...

Aug 31, 2012

At the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and Greater Horizons, we encourage our donors to give to the causes they care about, in their own communities and beyond.    In add...

Aug 24, 2012

It’s back-to-school time, and that means students everywhere are buying books, loading backpacks, meeting teachers and reviewing syllabi (thank goodness my high school English teacher ...

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