Charitable Giving in 2018

Conversations are buzzing about New Year’s resolutions. More of this, less of that. More charitable giving? If helping others is included in your ambitions for 2018, the Community Foundation’s convenient and efficient giving tools will help you reach your charitable goals.

2018 Goals

Setting up a donor-advised fund allows you to contribute cash, stock and other assets to an account dedicated solely to charitable giving. Watch your dollars grow and receive tax benefits, too. Then, grant out your charitable dollars to any 501(c)(3) public charity in the United States. Our knowledgeable staff at the Community Foundation is here to help you every step of the way.

Do your New Year’s resolutions include spending more time with your family? Include your children and grandchildren in your giving by volunteering as a family. Create a family legacy by dedicating your time, talent and treasure to the causes you care about most. Whitney Hosty, a Senior Philanthropic Advisor at the Community Foundation, shared three ways she includes her young kids in their family’s philanthropy on our blog.

How does tax reform affect charitable giving?

Not sure how the latest tax reform will affect your charitable giving? We’re working closely with donors and their tax advisors to navigate the new legislation. The Kansas City Star recently visited our office to talk about a new tax strategy called “bunching” under the new law.

Charitable giving as an employee benefit

Are you a leader in your workplace wanting to integrate philanthropy into your corporate culture? Consider a corporate giving program through the Community Foundation. We help businesses of all sizes make giving in the workplace easy. A matching gift program shows that you care about what your employees care about. Plus, our online software makes matching donations of time and money a breeze for everyone involved. A full list of our Corporate Giving services can be found online.

Whatever your 2018 plans look like, we are committed to helping you expand your philanthropy and meet your charitable goals. We are always available to help at and 816.842.7444.

Community Foundation Content Specialist Ashley Hawkins


Authored by: Ashley Hawkins, Content Specialist