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.
Oct 23, 2018

Union Station, sitting in the heart of Kansas City, was the gathering place for a recent behind-the-scenes event for Greater Kansas City Community Foundation donors. Families with children a...

Oct 22, 2018

Shortly after Hurricane Florence made landfall on the east coast, Hurricane Michael struck the Florida Panhandle as a Category 4 storm that has affected communities across the southeastern U...

Oct 18, 2018

Ann Harbin works as the Senior Study Director at International Agriculture Research Inc. and has traveled around the world with her work, opening her eyes to many opportunities to give back....

Oct 10, 2018

At a recent Donor-to-Donor, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation donors gathered to hear from postsecondary education advocates who are working to help make postsecondary education more ...

Sep 25, 2018

VMLY&R, a global marketing and advertising agency headquartered in Kansas City, established the VMLY&R Foundation at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation in 2005. The VMLY&am...

Sep 17, 2018

Tropical Depression Florence has impacted thousands on the east coast and continues to create damage as it makes its way inland. As it creeps slowly along its path and as the land becomes in...

Sep 13, 2018

Giving back to your community comes in many forms. Some donate their time by volunteering, while others give charitable assets to specific causes or organizations. This summer, visitors to t...

Sep 7, 2018

Many years ago, Gene Balloun and his wife Sheila became foster parents and entered the world of foster care and adoption. Gene, a lawyer by trade, often served as a wealth of knowledge about...

Aug 27, 2018

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation donors and community leaders recently gathered for a discussion on race and equity led by Glenn Harris, president of Race Forward. Race Forward is a ...

Aug 17, 2018

Corporate giving programs are common among businesses and organizations, and many want to ensure that the joy of charitable giving stretches across their company to every employee. Recently,...

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