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.
Apr 9, 2010

The best of the best business leaders insist that their companies adopt a corporate social responsibility (CSR) program. Regardless of its size or scope, a social responsibility program can ...

Apr 5, 2010

Today is opening day of baseball season, and what better enterprise to feature than the Kansas City Royals. For decades the Royals have been a driving philanthropic force in the region throu...

Apr 5, 2010

What a proud moment it is when the spark of giving ignites in the souls of the young people in our lives! That’s exactly what happened to Claire St. Peter and Ann Barker at January’s Cam...

Mar 25, 2010

Dave Meyer, president of Meyer Companies, asked an important question three years ago. “How do you go about funding community needs when you’re bombarded with the requests of so many wor...

Mar 15, 2010

Where would any of us be were it not for the people in our lives who have believed in us and helped us along the way? In my case, not very far! Not a day goes by that I am not grateful for t...

Mar 15, 2010

If there were such a thing as Oscars for charitable giving, you can be sure that your community foundation right here in Kansas City would be a winner! A leader in the industry for more than...

Mar 11, 2010

In 1968, 70% of Americans answered “yes” when asked “Does business act responsibly?” By 2008, according to a Yankelovich and CNN/USA Today Gallup Poll, that percentage had dropped to...

Mar 4, 2010

No company can afford to ignore conscious capitalism, especially when it comes to attracting consumers in their 20s and early 30s. The results of the 2006 Millennial Cause Study conducted by...

Feb 18, 2010

Not surprisingly, Kansas City’s corporate community is a cut above the rest of the country when it comes to doing its share of charitable giving. Corporate donations by local companies mak...

Feb 15, 2010

  Most of us spend at least a little time each day planning for the future, whether that future is five minutes away or five years from now. I did a little future planning on Saturday ...

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