How to Help: Responding to the Crisis in Ukraine

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Philanthropists and humanitarians around the globe are watching the unfolding crisis in Ukraine as a result of Russia’s invasion earlier this week. The Center for Disaster Philanthropy, the leading expert in helping donors maximize their impact in response to domestic and global disasters, has shared the following information: “Russian President Vladimir Putin’s assaults on multiple cities in Ukraine began overnight …

Planning 2021 Year-End Contributions and Grants

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We’re helping our donors make the most of their giving as the holiday giving season approaches. Here are a few deadlines to keep in mind: Publicly traded securities can take up to two weeks to process. We suggest initiating the contribution by Dec. 13 and notifying us at investmentteam@growyourgiving.org. Assets must be received by Dec. 31.     For wire …

Our 2020 Annual Report is Now Available

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In an unprecedented year, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation donors used their charitable funds to respond to a myriad of needs and causes in 2020. Our newly released 2020 annual report details how individuals, families and companies gave back when it mattered most. Donor-Advised Funds In April of 2020, donors granted 170% more dollars over April 2019 from donor-advised funds, …

Joining Together: A Message From Our President & CEO

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A Message From Debbie Wilkerson, President & CEO Right now, many are feeling fear, sadness, helplessness, and perhaps shame, including myself. Our minds are filled with images: The brutal killings grounded in racism; the indignity of a wise black man in Central Park. This pain is deep and lasting. For me, the shame comes as I imagine every person of …

Nonprofit Search Upgrading to GuideStar Local Nonprofit Directory on April 1

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The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation’s Nonprofit Search has been a valuable tool for local nonprofits and donors since its launch in 2003. GuideStar powers the software platform, and the Community Foundation works with local organizations to maintain their individual profiles. In order to deliver the most up-to-date information available, on April 1, GuideStar will update Nonprofit Search to a …

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation Named Best Place to Work

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The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation is proud to be named one of Kansas City’s Best Places to Work in 2019. The Community Foundation offers a robust benefits package to all employees, but what truly sets the Community Foundation’s workplace culture apart is the work we do to help donors achieve their charitable goals. Community Foundation employees are smart, agile …

National Expert in Family Giving Featured in Upcoming Events Series

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Later this month, Sharna Goldseker, a nationally recognized expert in multigenerational engagement, will lead several interactive sessions about how different generations approach their wealth and their philanthropy. Sharna Goldseker is the executive director of 21/64, an organization serving philanthropic and family enterprises across the country. The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation staff has worked closely with Sharna and her team …

Celebrating $4 Billion in Charitable Giving

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We are thrilled to share that our donors have granted more than $4 billion to charitable causes since our humble beginning in 1978. “This is a huge milestone for our donors,” says President & CEO Debbie Wilkerson. “We are honored that so many generous individuals, families and businesses choose us to help them carry out their charitable legacies.” As we …

Year-End Giving Deadlines and Holiday Hours

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Gifts to donor-advised funds and grants to nonprofits are flying in and out of our office as quickly as ever as we approach the end of 2018. We are here to help you with any last-minute contributions to your fund or grants from your fund to your favorite charities. Please keep in mind that the IRS requires all 2018 charitable …

Our 2017 Annual Report is Now Available

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Our 2017 Annual Report is now available. It was a record-breaking year for our donors who used their charitable funds to grant more than $400 million to their favorite charities. We opened more donor-advised funds than ever before, worked with professional advisors to manage their clients’ charitable assets, and helped companies of all sizes create or expand their corporate giving programs. …