Grantmaking 101: Making Grants through a Donor-Advised Fund

peterson@growyourgiving.org Corporate Charitable Giving, Individual & Family Giving

What does it mean to be a grantmaker, and what does it look like from a donor-advised fund? In this video, Senior Philanthropic Advisors Nicole Stuke and Whitney Hosty share the ins and outs of making grants through a charitable fund at the Community Foundation. They cover: Types of grants made through donor-advised funds The benefits of formulating a grantmaking …

How to Grant from Your Donor-Advised Fund in a Down Market

hawkins@growyourgiving.org Individual & Family Giving, Professional Advisors

When the market is volatile, investment experts will tell you to keep your emotions out of your decisions and stay the course. But for many, charitable giving is inherently emotional. Stories of those in need tug at our heartstrings, and as the market turns downward, our communities’ needs grow. So it’s critical that we can access donor-advised fund assets to …

Transforming Community Through Art: A Conversation with Englewood Arts

hawkins@growyourgiving.org Individual & Family Giving

“There wasn’t any federal or state or city involvement that was going to change the face of this community. It’s happened through community members and then philanthropy. So it’s this partnership between community and donors and I think it’s been tremendous. And some of those donors being right inside Englewood. I feel very confident that Englewood is going to be …

Our 2021 Annual Report is Now Available

hawkins@growyourgiving.org Community Foundation News, Individual & Family Giving

In another record-breaking year, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation donors sent more grants out the door from their charitable funds than ever before. Donor-advised funds continue to be our most popular type of charitable fund, providing donors the flexibility to set aside money in a charitable investment account for tax-free growth to maximize donations to nonprofit organizations. See more about …