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.
Jul 18, 2018

Staff members at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation were recently certified to be official representatives for Kansas City through Visit KC’s Visitor Influencer Program (VIP). Vi...

Jul 3, 2018

Charitable giving in the United States continues to rise. Last year broke a record with more than $410 billion donated to charities across the country. As a part of Nonprofit Connect’s 501...

Jun 21, 2018

Our 2017 Annual Report is available online. It was a record-breaking year for our donors who used their charitable funds to grant more than $400 million to their favorite charities. We opene...

Jun 19, 2018

The Greater Kansas City Hispanic Development Fund (HDF), a regional affiliate of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, recently celebrated 34 years of its scholarship program alongsi...

Jun 12, 2018

More than 100,000 gallons of saltwater filters through a large pump room every 30 minutes beneath the Helzberg Penguin Plaza at the Kansas City Zoo to keep the nearly 70 birds on exhibit hap...

May 25, 2018

The word “rural” can be hard to define. For many, the word conjures up images of rolling hills and vast farmland, tiny towns steeped in deep history and tradition. For some, it might mea...

May 18, 2018

For more than two decades, philanthropists, volunteers and community leaders have gathered every year to celebrate the hard work and dedication of the Northland Community Foundation and its ...

May 8, 2018

The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation exists to serve donors and help them give to the causes they care deeply about. We know that donors’ passions are exacerbated in a time of grea...

May 1, 2018

Since 2009, the Burns & McDonnell Foundation has partnered with the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation to create and enhance its corporate charitable giving programs, awarding more...

Apr 24, 2018

Corey Ziegler, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation Vice President and Corporate Counsel, recently sat on a panel hosted by Nonprofit Connect and ArtsKC to discuss the Tax Cuts and Jobs ...

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