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.
Sep 17, 2019

The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation administers 250 scholarships funds. During the 2018-2019 school year, donors provided $3.3 million in scholarships to more than 2,000 students. ...

Sep 9, 2019

Hurricane Dorian has wreaked havoc throughout the Bahamas and along the east coast of the United States, causing extensive flooding, knocking out power for hundreds of thousands, and even cl...

Sep 6, 2019

Every year, we honor grandparents by celebrating Grandparents' Day in early September. For many grandchildren, it is a fun filled day with some of their greatest role models, their grandpare...

Aug 13, 2019

We recently welcomed Dr. Marjorie Williams, a driving force in Kansas City’s philanthropic community, on the Grow Your Giving podcast. Known widely in the community as “Dr. Marj,” sh...

Jul 25, 2019

Investment analyst Trey Corbett plays a key role on our investment team, overseeing and assessing all investment activity of the charitable funds the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation...

Jul 18, 2019

In 2018, individuals, families and companies contributed $427 billion to charities. At a recent Nonprofit Connect event in Kansas City, Dr. Patrick Rooney from Indiana University’s Lilly F...

Jul 12, 2019

At a recent Corporate Giving Network event, representatives from companies around Kansas City were invited to discuss how to create a culture of giving in the workplace. Burns & McDonnel...

Jun 25, 2019

Victor Boutros, CEO of the Human Trafficking Institute recently joined us on the Grow Your Giving podcast to discuss the global epidemic of human trafficking. We recently hosted Victor and ...

Jun 24, 2019

With more than $150 billion in profits expected next year, human trafficking is the fastest growing crime in the world. Outperforming Walmart, Exon, Microsoft and Apple’s profits combined,...

Jun 20, 2019

Our 2018 Annual Report is now available online. More robust than ever before, the report details a full picture of all the charitable vehicles and services our donors utilize to maximize the...

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