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.
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...

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 ...

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