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.
Dec 23, 2015

“We needed to be more purposeful -- more intentional -- about our time and money, and spending them in ways that would enrich us, remind us of our bounty, and bring more joy to our family ...

Dec 18, 2015

Learning begins long before children enter kindergarten. In the Kansas City area, every child deserves the opportunity to enter kindergarten ready to learn, but for many families, access to ...

Dec 8, 2015

Recently, families headed out with full stomachs for Black Friday shopping. Others decided to support their local businesses by participating in Small Business Saturday, and still more found...

Nov 13, 2015

With employees far and wide, how do companies with multiple locations organize their charitable efforts? Attendees at our most recent Corporate Giving Network pooled their ideas and shared w...

Oct 29, 2015

When picturing a vacation, most of us think of trips to white, sandy beaches or landmarks across the country. But for some, vacation is an opportunity to give back. A recent study by Touris...

Oct 21, 2015

Some of Kansas City’s Best Places to Work offer generous incentive packages, wellness opportunities, all-expenses-paid trips for hitting sales goals and conference rooms with ping pong tab...

Oct 7, 2015

As we reflect on the past year, our donors’ incredible generosity continues to shine clearly. The $391 million in contributions and $263 million in grants translates into tens of thousands...

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...

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