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 21, 2019

Social Driver, a small digital agency headquartered in Washington, D.C., was recently named one of D.C.’s 18 most charitable companies. Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer Anthony Shop ...

May 16, 2019

Earlier this spring, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation donors had the opportunity to go behind the scenes at the Kansas City Urban Youth Academy. With support from Major League Baseba...

May 9, 2019

Philanthropic Advisor Nicole Stuke works specifically with nonprofits to help them plan for their financial future through agency funds. Nicole has worked in the nonprofit landscape for mor...

Apr 29, 2019

Founded 20 years ago in 1999, McCownGordon Construction is responsible for the development, planning and building of many construction projects across the country. The 100% employee-owned co...

Apr 22, 2019

A panel of experts recently joined Greater Kansas City Community Foundation donors and community leaders to discuss the role of philanthropy in Opportunity Zones. Still largely unregulated, ...

Apr 15, 2019

With just over 50 employees, Pro Athlete, Inc., an online retailer selling baseball and softball bats and gloves, was recently named a Best Place to Work and one of Kansas City’s healthies...

Mar 29, 2019

In 1991, Paul Dorrell founded Leopold Gallery to showcase the work of regional artists. After a successful 15 years in the business, Paul felt it was time to start helping others. In 2006, P...

Mar 22, 2019

Recent flooding has devastated communities across the Midwest, specifically in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes as rivers continue ...

Mar 12, 2019

Earlier this year, 23 representatives from Kansas City early childhood education organizations gathered together over lunch at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation to celebrate their...

Mar 5, 2019

A lesser-known aspect of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provides a tax incentive for investors to invest in designated economically distressed areas across the country, known as Opportunity Zones...

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