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 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...

Jul 3, 2018

Charitable giving in the United States continues to rise. Last year broke a record with more than $410 billion donated to charities across the country. As a part of Nonprofit Connect’s 501...

Jun 21, 2018

Our 2017 Annual Report is available online. It was a record-breaking year for our donors who used their charitable funds to grant more than $400 million to their favorite charities. We opene...

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