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.
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...

May 19, 2016

Community Foundation donors and other advocates for early education programming gathered for Donor-to-Donor to discuss the early education landscape in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Sen...

May 12, 2016

Wealth managers, financial planners, CPAs, attorneys and other professional advisors can create lasting relationships with their clients by talking about deeper, more personal subjects, su...

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 ...

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