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 10, 2019

We are thrilled to share that our donors have granted more than $4 billion to charitable causes since our humble beginning in 1978. “This is a huge milestone for our donors,” says Presi...

Dec 21, 2018

As each year comes to a close, we often find ourselves run-down by the stress of last-minute holiday shopping and finishing up year-end projects at the office. Sometimes, we get so caught up...

Dec 17, 2018

Earlier this year at a Donor-to-Donor, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation donors had the opportunity to hear from Tara Raghuveer, Founder and Director of the Kansas City Eviction Proje...

Dec 10, 2018

Gifts to donor-advised funds and grants to nonprofits are flying in and out of our office as quickly as ever as we approach the end of 2018. We are here to help you with any last-minute cont...

Dec 4, 2018

Honeywell, which manages the Kansas City National Security Campus for the U.S. Department of Energy, is ramping up its efforts to support key community initiatives, including workforce devel...

Nov 21, 2018

Donor-advised funds serve as the perfect giving vehicle for individuals, families and companies alike who want to make a difference in their communities. At the Greater Kansas City Community...

Nov 13, 2018

As the end of the year approaches, if you are age 70 ½ or older with a tax-deferred individual retirement account (IRA), you may be thinking about your required minimum distribution, or RMD...

Nov 12, 2018

As three wildfires burned across the state of California, many lost their lives and thousands of people were evacuated from their homes. Shaping up to be one of California's worst years fo...

Nov 6, 2018

LaVon Colhour, Manager of Corporate Services at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, helps businesses of all sizes create and expand corporate giving programs. She knows that mainta...

Nov 1, 2018

With younger generations entering the workforce, an increasing number of employees expect companies to play a part in giving back to the community. Volunteer programs can help businesses mak...

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