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.
Jun 21, 2013

Charitable giving numbers from 2012 are out, so get your calculator and add up the generosity! Last month, CF Insights released its annual Columbus Survey of Community Foundations, which ass...

Jun 13, 2013

Once again, Kansas City has proved to be one of the best cities when it comes to charitable giving. In the ninth annual Metro Market Study completed by Charity Navigator, Kansas City chariti...

Jun 7, 2013

Yesterday was a big day for 226 Hispanic students as the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) awarded $325,000 in scholarships at its annual awards ceremony, held at UMKC's Ja...

May 24, 2013

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, which means our extended families and friends are coming together over barbecues and picnics, we’re spending more time with kids and grandkids who are out ...

May 17, 2013

Benefits are on the minds of staff at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and Greater Horizons. Specifically health benefits as we enter into our open enrollment period. It’s...

May 9, 2013

What can you do to attract and keep your customers and employees? Turns out, giving back is good business. Business owner Anne St. Peter credits both her company’s growth and its ability t...

May 3, 2013

More than 350 Northlanders braved a rainy Friday morning last week for the Northland Community Foundation’s 16th Annual Celebration Breakfast. It was no surprise to regular attendees w...

Apr 26, 2013

What do you do when you’re thinking about retiring or you’ve just written your son or daughter’s last college tuition check and suddenly you have more time and resources? If you want ...

Apr 19, 2013

As philanthropists with the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation or Greater Horizons will tell you, there are many reasons to open a donor-advised fund with us. There’s the fact that w...

Apr 12, 2013

(Author’s note: I would have preferred to title this post, “Eight Tips for Deducting Charitable Contributions – and Why You Won’t Need Them if You have a Donor-Advised Fund” but th...

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