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 24, 2017

Many successful companies provide matching dollars for employees’ charitable donations and volunteer hours. Matching gift programs are a great benefit and help employees make more of an im...

Jan 13, 2017

Common New Year’s resolutions often involve getting in shape, spending more time with friends and family and making better financial decisions. Ultimately, most of us will likely give up o...

Dec 15, 2016

With the changing political landscape in Washington, D.C., many are expecting our current tax laws to change.   While we cannot predict the outcome of the potential tax reform, we belie...

Oct 25, 2016

This week, a group of Community Foundation donors gathered at Room 39 on National Food Day to hear from Oran Hesterman, Ph.D., a national leader in sustainable agriculture and food systems a...

Oct 21, 2016

Soon, snow will cover the ground, twinkle lights will brighten the city and giving season will be in full swing. Year-end giving campaigns can inspire your company and employees to embrace t...

Sep 27, 2016

“Our children and grandchildren are our elders in universe time.” – Buckminster Fuller Lisa Parker, president of the Lawrence Welk Family Foundation and Mr. Welk’s granddaughter, r...

Sep 1, 2016

We are proud to show you the collective impact of our donors in this annual report. Each donor contributed to these results in their own unique way. My favorite part of the job is hearing ho...

Jul 11, 2016

There are many aspects to teaching children about financial literacy, and charitable giving is one of them. It is never too early to start the discussion with your children about being gener...

Jun 16, 2016

Last week, Harvard University Professor Robert D. Putnam visited Kansas City to discuss his latest book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, which details the growing opportunity gap aff...

May 27, 2016

We often think of individuals giving away time, talent and treasure. But when thinking about corporate philanthropy, we often skip time and talent and go straight to treasure. Once upon a ti...

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