Create Your Charitable Legacy

You can structure your donor-advised fund for giving beyond your lifetime.

The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation’s philanthropic advisors are experts in grantmaking and legacy building, and they can help you think through your priorities and goals to develop custom solutions that will sustain your charitable legacy.

The Community Foundation offers private, custom educational programs for Community Foundation donors. Our team can facilitate a meeting to help families establish charitable giving roadmaps to guide future giving, or we can offer assistance planning philanthropic activities based on specific charitable interests.

Document Your Philanthropic Legacy

Articulating your charitable goals and priorities during your lifetime will ensure your philanthropic legacy follows your intentions after you're gone. You can use our form to capture your plans, or you can work with us to document a more detailed vision and philosophy for your philanthropy. These documents can complement your existing estate plan, and may include the following:

  • Specific organizations you want to support
  • Interest areas that you care about, like education, health care or the environment
  • Geographic areas where you’d like your giving concentrated
  • Absolutes or more stringent guidelines for your giving
  • A timeline for your giving, which may be indefinitely or for a set number of years

Download our Document Your Charitable Legacy form or contact us if you'd like to discuss more detailed plans for your philanthropy. 

Get Involved

Donor-to-Donor Events

Donors are invited to connect with their charitable peers in a small group setting to gain knowledge, confidence and momentum in giving. Past Donor-to-Donors have explored discussions on supporting sustainable agriculture, advancing pediatric cancer research, combating human trafficking, and more. Check out our upcoming events

Programs Just for You

In addition to the opportunities listed here, the Community Foundation offers private, custom educational programs for Community Foundation donors. Our team can facilitate a meeting to help families establish charitable giving roadmaps to guide future giving, or we can offer assistance planning philanthropic activities based on specific charitable interests.

Interested in learning more about our charitable legacy solutions?

Let's discuss how we can help you beyond your lifetime.