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.
Apr 5, 2013

Can you smell the hot dogs? Hear the crack of the bat? Feel the excitement of a fresh start, full of possibilities? Yes, baseball season is here.  The Kansas City Royals hold a special...

Mar 28, 2013

Kansas City, Mo. was officially incorporated on March 28, 1853, which means that good ol’ KC is celebrating its 160th birthday today. We’re definitely celebrating . . . mostly th...

Mar 22, 2013

Kansas City is full of charitable givers. Here, individuals, families and companies all do their part and give back to our community. Companies in particular have an array of options when it...

Mar 15, 2013

Today is March 15, the Ides of March. Unless you’re Julius Caesar, you don’t actually have to “beware the Ides of March,” but the date might be significant to those of us who now hav...

Mar 8, 2013

If you’ve reached a time in your life when you want to give back, but you don’t know the opportunities that are available to you, ReBoot Camp can help. This April 18 workshop wil...

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...

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