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.
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...

Nov 27, 2012

Today is Giving Tuesday. (Along the same lines as Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.) Essentially, Giving Tuesday is the giving season’s opening day. Here’s ...

Nov 16, 2012

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is less than a week away! And after we’ve stuffed our turkeys (and ourselves) the craziness that is the holiday shopping season will b...

Nov 9, 2012

If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much is a two-and-a-half-minute video worth? Watch and let us know!  If you'd like to be a part of the action, consider opening a donor-ad...

Nov 2, 2012

At the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and Greater Horizons, donor-advised funds are our business. We live and breathe DAFs (as we like to call them), but we know the concept of a d...

Oct 25, 2012

Giving to charity isn’t a new fad; it’s a practice that has been popular for thousands of years. Research shows us that even through unconventional methods, the act of charitable giving ...

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