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.
Sep 11, 2015

Earlier this week, we received a large delivery from the post office. Inside the box were countless gifts from generous donors to their charitable giving accounts, also known as donor-advise...

Aug 13, 2015

Lillian, a very energetic 5-year-old recently held a lemonade stand so all of her family, friends and passersby could cool off from the heat with an ice-cold refreshment. However, Lillian pu...

Jul 24, 2015

Your small business can make a big difference in the community. But where do you start on your quest to giving back? What causes or organizations do you support and how do you share your giv...

Jun 26, 2015

It was another great year in the charitable giving books, so let’s see how it stacks up. CF Insights released their annual Columbus Survey of Community Foundations for the 2014 fiscal ye...

Jun 12, 2015

Katie Gray has called the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation “home” for the past 10 years. As the senior vice president of finance and foundation services, Katie oversees our inves...

Jun 5, 2015

The Greater Kansas City Hispanic Development Fund Scholarship Program threw another successful awards ceremony last night at UMKC’s Swinney Recreation Center to celebrate over $460,000 in ...

May 13, 2015

Earlier this month, Northlanders gathered for the Northland Community Foundation’s 18th Annual Celebration Breakfast, led by Rev. George “Dub” Steincross. Quoting President Abraham Lin...

May 8, 2015

From paid time off for volunteering to team volunteer projects, local employers provide many opportunities for their employees to be involved in the community. How do you get your employees ...

Apr 24, 2015

We welcomed the daughters and sons of Community Foundation employees to join our office in celebrating Take Your Child to Work Day earlier this week. Not only did we want the children to hav...

Apr 17, 2015

At our most recent Donor-to-Donor event, a group of passionate arts philanthropists put on their tennis shoes and packed up their belongings for an arts-skewed adventure. To continue the con...

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