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.
Feb 27, 2020

Senior Philanthropic Advisor Gwen Wurst recently sat down with Virginia Clarke, Executive Director of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders (SAFSF). SAFSF is the nation’s only c...

Feb 26, 2020

Agricultural production has changed dramatically in the past century. Population growth, lack of food access, environmental changes and evolving industrial approaches all affect how and why ...

Feb 20, 2020

Have you thought about what will happen to your charitable fund after your lifetime? For over 40 years, we have worked with donors and their families to carefully develop charitable plans fo...

Feb 13, 2020

The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation’s Nonprofit Search has been a valuable tool for local nonprofits and donors since its launch in 2003. GuideStar powers the software platform, a...

Jan 30, 2020

Senior Philanthropic Advisor Whitney Hosty sat down with Community Foundation donor Susanne Shutz and Kansas City Young Audiences (KCYA) Executive Director Martin English on the most re...

Jan 7, 2020

More than 46 million acres of land have been burned by the wildfires raging across Australia. With an early start in September, the 2019-2020 wildfire season is unprecedented. The catastroph...

Dec 5, 2019

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation donors Carol and Tom Barnett both grew up with parents who instilled in them the golden rule: treat everyone the way you want to be treated. Raised t...

Nov 20, 2019

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation Investment Analyst Trey Corbett sat down with Community Foundation donors Mollie Carter and Paul Chan on the most recent episode of the Grow Your Giv...

Nov 15, 2019

Donors who give through a donor-advised fund at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation enjoy the ease and flexibility of our charitable funds as well as our best-in-class customer serv...

Oct 29, 2019

Charitable families and industry leaders from across the U.S. gathered in Chicago earlier this month to discuss the current philanthropic landscape at the National Forum on Family Philanthro...

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