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 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...

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...

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