Giving Blog

Charitable Giving Stories, News and Ideas from the Innovative Team at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and its Non-Geographic Label, Greater Horizons.
Mar 23, 2016

In the world of philanthropy, many would argue that Bill Gates and Warren Buffet have achieved superhero status. But when someone asked these philanthropic heroes what superpower they wished...

Mar 9, 2016

Last week, we kicked off our inaugural year of Youth Giving Council, a program that aims to teach teens how to be leaders in giving. Through education and volunteer sessions, Youth Giving Co...

Feb 12, 2016

“It’s fun to get our kids involved in giving through our charitable giving account.” Katie and Matt Fitzgerald use a charitable giving account, also known as a donor-advised fund, to ...

Feb 3, 2016

The candy aisle is sparkling in pinks and reds, roses are on sale, and restaurant reservations are getting harder to secure. All signs that Valentine’s Day is approaching. To celebrate, we...

Jan 28, 2016

"I get a particular pleasure out of doing things that can help other people be more successful." Rich Mistler uses a charitable giving account, also known as a donor-advised fund, to manage...

Jan 22, 2016

To understand what charitable companies are doing in Kansas City, we sat down for breakfast at our quarterly Corporate Giving Network meeting to discuss corporate charitable giving programs ...

Jan 14, 2016

“We give because we’ve been given a lot. We’re simply paying it forward.” The Lawrence family serves our community by using a charitable giving account, also known as donor-advised ...

Dec 29, 2015

2015 was an exciting year for the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. Donors explored the arts, small business leaders strategized their giving and we welcomed children to our office t...

Dec 23, 2015

“We needed to be more purposeful -- more intentional -- about our time and money, and spending them in ways that would enrich us, remind us of our bounty, and bring more joy to our family ...

Dec 18, 2015

Learning begins long before children enter kindergarten. In the Kansas City area, every child deserves the opportunity to enter kindergarten ready to learn, but for many families, access to ...

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