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 6, 2013

This summer, some Community Foundation staffers visited our nation’s capital to meet with legislators from our region. The agenda? Make sure our senators and representatives know how impor...

Aug 29, 2013

Remember how simple it was to keep track of your money when you were a kid? All you needed was a piggy bank – a place to deposit your allowance, or, if your childhood was anything like min...

Aug 23, 2013

If you’ve called the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation recently, there’s a good chance you were greeted with a cheery, "Community Foundation . . . this is Angie!"...

Aug 14, 2013

We’re pleased to share the following post from the founders of one of our newest funds, the Kansas City Digital Inclusion Fund.  Today we are delighted to announce a brand-new fund h...

Aug 9, 2013

The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation’s educational programs continue to help charitable givers of all ages learn how to be more effective philanthropists, and we’re ...

Aug 2, 2013

The founders of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation passed a hat in 1978, collecting $200 and some change to start a center for charitable giving in Kansas City. As the Community Fo...

Jul 26, 2013

The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation is excited to announce that 2012 was the most successful year in our 35-year history. The Community Foundation earned top rankings among the comm...

Jul 18, 2013

If you find yourself serving on 26 nonprofit boards over a course of several years, you should probably consider a career in philanthropy and charitable giving; that’s just what Debbie...

Jul 11, 2013

Over the next 10 years, Kansas City, Mo.-area members of the “greatest generation” and the first wave of the baby boomers that followed will transfer an estimated $21.3 billion of accumu...

Jun 26, 2013

A group of corporate charitable givers came together over quiche, pastries and cups of joe to engage in a round-table discussion about how companies can effectively respond to disaster at th...

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