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 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...

Sep 13, 2018

Giving back to your community comes in many forms. Some donate their time by volunteering, while others give charitable assets to specific causes or organizations. This summer, visitors to t...

Sep 7, 2018

Many years ago, Gene Balloun and his wife Sheila became foster parents and entered the world of foster care and adoption. Gene, a lawyer by trade, often served as a wealth of knowledge about...

Aug 27, 2018

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation donors and community leaders recently gathered for a discussion on race and equity led by Glenn Harris, president of Race Forward. Race Forward is a ...

Aug 17, 2018

Corporate giving programs are common among businesses and organizations, and many want to ensure that the joy of charitable giving stretches across their company to every employee. Recently,...

Aug 7, 2018

Terracon, a consulting engineering firm headquartered in Olathe, Kansas, has worked to make giving back part of the everyday company culture. In 2007, the Terracon Foundation was established...

Jul 31, 2018

David Anderson, Director of Investments, considers his work with professional advisors one of the highlights of his job. David works with financial planners, wealth managers, accountants, at...

Jul 24, 2018

For the past five years, Tara Raghuveer, Founder and Director of the Kansas City Eviction Project, has researched housing and evictions across the country, but more specifically in Kansas Ci...

Jul 18, 2018

Staff members at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation were recently certified to be official representatives for Kansas City through Visit KC’s Visitor Influencer Program (VIP). Vi...

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