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, 2017

Last week representatives from charitable employers came together at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation’s Corporate Giving Network to discuss how they balance their broader, comp...

Sep 19, 2017

Last week Community Foundation donors had the opportunity to hear from Dawn Levy O’Donnell, our voice on Capitol Hill. Dawn has served as our lobbyist for nearly 10 years, working to ensur...

Sep 7, 2017

Greetings! Our annual report is here, and we hope you enjoy this look inside the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and our national entity, Greater Horizons. As you scroll through t...

Aug 28, 2017

This post has been updated from it's original version to include information on all of the recent hurricanes.  Leaving thousands stranded, the damage left by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Ma...

Jul 26, 2017

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation donors recently had the opportunity to hear from several organizations that take diverse approaches to serving veterans in the Kansas City area. ...

Jun 22, 2017

Research shows that today’s young talent – often described as Millennials or Generation Y – strongly favors socially responsible companies. In 10 years, this generation will make up mo...

May 17, 2017

Few would argue that job creation is essential to solving many of our world’s problems. When heads of households go from being unemployed to having reliable, decent wages, families find di...

Mar 31, 2017

According to the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, 65 million individuals have been displaced by war, terrorism and persecution, and every day, 34,000 people are forced to leave their homes for ...

Mar 29, 2017

When selling a business, did you know you can include charitable giving in your exit strategy? President and CEO Debbie Wilkerson recently gathered for a roundtable discussion with other are...

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...

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