How to Give Back as a Family: A Conversation with Senior Philanthropic Advisors Gwen Wurst and Whitney Hosty

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In part two of a two-part series on year-end giving on the Grow Your Giving podcast, Senior Philanthropic Advisors Gwen Wurst and Whitney Hosty share some tips for families on how to incorporate charitable giving into their holiday plans in a year unlike any other. In part one of the series, Vice President and Corporate Counsel Corey Ziegler shared five …

Year-End Giving Tax Strategies: A Conversation with Vice President & Corporate Counsel Corey Ziegler

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In part one of a two-part series on year-end giving on the Grow Your Giving podcast, Community Foundation Vice President and Corporate Counsel Corey Ziegler recently shared five strategies to consider for tax-efficient charitable giving in the last few weeks of the year. Corey discussed the following topics: The CARES Act IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions Bunching Donations in a Donor-Advised …

How Much Should We Give?

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How much should we give? For some, that question is a moral dilemma. For others, it’s a budget consideration or a strategic decision, or perhaps all three. Regardless of the frame, it’s a question that individual donors and private foundation trustees face every year – how much will they allocate for charitable contributions? Multiple studies, including the National Center for …

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Arts: A Conversation with Randy Cohen

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On the most recent episode of the Grow Your Giving podcast, Whitney Hosty, Senior Philanthropic Advisor, hosts Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research at Americans for the Arts. Whitney and Randy discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected arts organizations and artists across the country. Listen to Whitney and Randy’s conversation online, in the iTunes store and on Google …

7 Tips for Disaster Giving

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The Center for Disaster Philanthropy offers these seven basic tips for giving back in times of disaster: Take the long view. Even while focusing on immediate needs, remember that it will take some time for the full range of needs to emerge. Power loss, transportation outages and flood-damaged homes may be top of mind, but it takes a while to …

Trust-Based Philanthropy: A Conversation with Shaady Salehi and Philip Li

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On the latest episode of the Grow Your Giving podcast, Gwen Wurst, Senior Philanthropic Advisor, sits down with Shaady Salehi and Philip Li to discuss the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project and how individual donors can implement this practice in their charitable giving. The Trust-Based Philanthropy Project is an initiative working to address the power imbalance found in philanthropy between funders or …

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How to Support Systemic Change for Racial Equity

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The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation’s leadership work centers on racial equity, specifically focusing on addressing systemic and institutional racism through philanthropic investments. If you are interested in donating to organizations that are working to advance systemic change, here are some options you can consider. Local Organizations ACLU of Kansas Foundation “We work in the state legislature, the courts, and …

Moving Forward for Change

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I have a long title, Vice President of Grantmaking and Inclusion Initiatives. The first part of my title is self-explanatory. I work alongside an amazing team of professionals dedicated to providing best-in-class grantmaking services to our donors and foundation partners. The second part, “and inclusion initiatives” refers to the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation’s leadership work, which centers on racial …

Census 2020: Ensuring an Accurate Count

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Have you filled out your 2020 census questionnaire? It’s critically important that every person living in the United States responds to the census to ensure that our communities receive federal funding to finance public services and programs. For the first time, you can answer the 2020 census online, by phone or by paper through the mail. This major technology integration …

CARES Act: Charitable Deduction Summary

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The CARES Act, signed into law on March 27, includes provisions that affect both individual and corporate donors. Specifically: 60% of AGI Limit Suspended for 2020 For the 2020 tax year, individuals can deduct any cash contributions made to qualified charitable organizations, up to 100% of their adjusted gross income (AGI). Deductions for cash donations were previously limited to 60% …