Donor-Advised Funds: A Critical Component of our Philanthropic Ecosystem

breiby@growyourgiving.orgIndividual & Family Giving, Professional Advisors

The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation aims to provide donors with a great giving experience. A critical piece of that experience includes the ability to invest and grow charitable assets via donor-advised funds. From time to time, there are rumblings of legislation or regulations impacting donor-advised funds. We always have our ear to the ground in D.C. Right now, we …

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Leveraging Complex Assets for Good with Donor-Advised Funds

Sarah NavranIndividual & Family Giving, Professional Advisors

Often when we consider charitable giving, we first think of giving cash or stock. Yet, for many philanthropists, the bulk of their wealth lies in other types of assets, like investments in real estate or private businesses. Sometimes, grassroots or smaller charities aren’t equipped to receive gifts of appreciated assets. This is where donor-advised funds can shine, allowing philanthropists to …

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Community Foundation Offers Flexible and Secure Solutions for Cryptocurrency Donations

Sarah NavranIndividual & Family Giving, Professional Advisors

A rapidly growing alternative to traditional monetary and banking systems, cryptocurrency is now finding its place in the philanthropic world. Foundations and other nonprofits are implementing new solutions to be able to accept and leverage cryptocurrency donations. The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation is part of this movement, able to help cryptocurrency donors achieve their philanthropic goals in a flexible …

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For Attorneys: Establishing a Philanthropic Legacy through Donor-Advised Funds

Sarah NavranProfessional Advisors

Estate planning attorneys have a number of resources available to help clients achieve their charitable goals after they’ve passed. Among the tools available, a donor-advised fund with a documented grantmaking plan is an excellent option for clients to forge a lasting legacy of generosity that extends to future generations. We can help your clients extend their charitable goals beyond their …

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Financial Advisors: Donor-Advised Funds for Charitable Clients

Sarah NavranProfessional Advisors

From major life transitions to the small moments in between, financial advisors can be there for every step along the way. Many clients lean on financial advisors to seek guidance in growing their wealth for personal life experiences, but also to use it to better the world around them. Among the different types of charitable investment accounts available, donor-advised funds …

Wealth Advisors: There’s Still Time to Help Your Clients Give in 2023

Sarah NavranProfessional Advisors

When it comes to financial planning, the relationship between wealth advisors and their clients can extend deeper than money. As the architect and partner in your clients’ financial journeys, you can also support your clients’ vision of the future for themselves, their loved ones and their legacies through their philanthropy. One vehicle you can recommend to your clients is a …

Charitable Solutions for Business Owners: Greater Impact, Fewer Worries

breiby@growyourgiving.orgCommunity Foundation News, Corporate Charitable Giving, Professional Advisors

If you own a private company, you might have a long list of things that keep you up at night. After you tick through budgets, employees, customers and competitors, is your exit strategy at the bottom of the list? If you’re not a late-night worrier, maybe you spend your nights dreaming of retirement, knowing that you’re working hard now to …

Planning Your Year-End Giving

breiby@growyourgiving.orgCommunity Foundation News, Individual & Family Giving, Professional Advisors

As we approach the end of the year, our team is ready to process your year-end grants to nonprofits and contributions to your charitable fund. All assets must be received by Dec. 31 to qualify for a 2022 tax deduction. Please keep the following dates in mind when contributing to your fund. Contact our team with questions – we’re here …

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

breiby@growyourgiving.orgIndividual & 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 …

Planning 2021 Year-End Contributions and Grants

breiby@growyourgiving.orgCommunity Foundation News, Corporate Charitable Giving, Individual & Family Giving, Professional Advisors

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 Assets must be received by Dec. 31.     For wire …