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.
Nov 13, 2018

As the end of the year approaches, if you are age 70 ½ or older with a tax-deferred individual retirement account (IRA), you may be thinking about your required minimum distribution, or RMD...

Nov 12, 2018

As three wildfires burn across the state of California, many have lost their lives and thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes. Shaping up to be one of California's worst ye...

Nov 6, 2018

LaVon Colhour, Manager of Corporate Services at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, helps businesses of all sizes create and expand corporate giving programs. She knows that mainta...

Nov 1, 2018

With younger generations entering the workforce, an increasing number of employees expect companies to play a part in giving back to the community. Volunteer programs can help businesses mak...

Oct 23, 2018

Union Station, sitting in the heart of Kansas City, was the gathering place for a recent behind-the-scenes event for Greater Kansas City Community Foundation donors. Families with children a...

Oct 22, 2018

Shortly after Hurricane Florence made landfall on the east coast, Hurricane Michael struck the Florida Panhandle as a Category 4 storm that has affected communities across the southeastern U...

Oct 18, 2018

Ann Harbin works as the Senior Study Director at International Agriculture Research Inc. and has traveled around the world with her work, opening her eyes to many opportunities to give back....

Oct 10, 2018

At a recent Donor-to-Donor, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation donors gathered to hear from postsecondary education advocates who are working to help make postsecondary education more ...

Sep 25, 2018

VML, a global marketing and advertising agency headquartered in Kansas City, established the VML Foundation at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation in 2005. The VML Foundation recent...

Sep 17, 2018

Tropical Depression Florence has impacted thousands on the east coast and continues to create damage as it makes its way inland. As it creeps slowly along its path and as the land becomes in...

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