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.
Mar 1, 2013

Earlier this year, a Wall Street Journal blog post touted the rising popularity of donor-advised funds. News stories on donor-advised funds have been popping up a lot lately, and most tend t...

Feb 22, 2013

We hope all our Kansas City friends and family are safe and warm after Winter Storm Q. (A cute name for such a bear of a storm, don’t you think?) The storm was a thunderous—yes, we heard...

Feb 14, 2013

For some of us, today is a day filled with love and affection for a special someone.  For others, it’s just another Thursday. Comedian Jim Gaffigan recently tweeted, “Withou...

Feb 8, 2013

Let’s be honest, most of us aren’t exactly champing at the bit to read all 150+ pages of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 – you know, the bill that kept us fro...

Feb 1, 2013

According to the Wall Street Journal, donor-advised funds were hotter than ever in 2012. Giving through donor-advised funds will continue in 2013 and beyond, especially here at the Greater K...

Jan 18, 2013

For the past three years, Charities Aid Foundation has released the World Giving Index, a study of worldwide charitable behavior. In 2012, this study included more than 140 countries and 15...

Jan 11, 2013

On behalf of the team at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and Greater Horizons, happy New Year! We’ve closed the books on a wildly successful 2012, and we are looking forward t...

Dec 21, 2012

This week Kansas City was hit with a doozy of a winter storm. The snow didn’t exactly pile up, but wind, ice and freezing temperatures made travelling anywhere – even short dista...

Dec 13, 2012

Last night was a night to celebrate. The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation held its Annual Reception at the Boulevard Brewery, and friends and family came together to enjoy lively con...

Dec 7, 2012

It’s that special time of year – mailboxes are overflowing, phones are ringing and donations are pouring in and out of funds by the thousands. Yes, it’s the giving season a...

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