Revitalizing the Rock Island Bridge: A Conversation with Mike Zeller

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“There’s really no bridge like this in modern times. It’s the first of its kind. And also just the unique nature of the public-private partnership and how those two gears can go together in a way that the community wins and investors win.” – Mike Zeller Kansas City will soon be home to America’s first destination bridge. A mix of …

7 Tips for Maximizing Your Online Giving Experience

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The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation’s work is centered in serving donors and our goal is to provide an easy and joyful giving experience. Our online donor portal is an important piece of that experience where donors can view their fund activity in a modern, user-friendly setting. For donors who utilize the online donor portal, here are seven ways to …

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 …

Setting Your Philanthropic Intentions for 2022

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A new year offers a moment to consider the past and dream of the future. What are you dreaming about and how might your philanthropy change in 2022? You might consider the following questions when setting your philanthropic intentions for 2022: What excites and inspires you? What are the missions and organizations that align most closely with the values most …

Mother and kids enjoying sunset in mountains.

Connecting With Others This Holiday Season

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Families and friends are preparing to gather with their loved ones to celebrate upcoming holidays, some for the first time in a long while. Whether your family is prompted to dig deeper in conversation after spending time apart, or you’re looking for a way to further your discussion at the dinner table, check out these resources about family philanthropy: Download: …

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 …

Resiliency in Resettlement: A Conversation with Della Lamb & Jewish Vocational Services (Part 2)

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  In part two of a two-part series, Philanthropic Advisor Kelli Doyle continues a discussion with Hilary Cohen Singer, Executive Director of Jewish Vocational Services and Ryan Hudnall, Executive Director of Della Lamb Community Services. The group talks about current challenges and opportunities that resettlement agencies are facing and how philanthropists can meet the need in this moment and in …

Resiliency in Resettlement: A Conversation with Della Lamb & Jewish Vocational Services (Part 1)

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In part one of a two-part series, Philanthropic Advisor Kelli Doyle is in conversation with Hilary Cohen Singer, Executive Director of Jewish Vocational Services and Ryan Hudnall, Executive Director of Della Lamb Community Services. The leaders of the refugee resettlement nonprofits are preparing to welcome hundreds of Afghan refugees to Kansas City on an expedited timeline, and share about the …

Empowering Student Success Beyond High School: A Conversation with Jade Valdez and Ben Richardson

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The Hispanic Development Fund (HDF), a regional affiliate of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, was founded in 1983 to improve the quality of life of Latino families in Greater Kansas City by engaging the Latino community in philanthropy to build stronger communities through grantmaking and scholarship support. Today, HDF oversees several successful community programs and in 2020 alone awarded …