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, 2014

Now that the first snowflakes have hit the ground and temperatures dropped here in Kansas City, it is increasingly harder to find the motivation to get out of the house. Settling yourself on...

Dec 16, 2014

December is flying by and 2015 will be here before we know it. As you check off items from your end-of-the-year checklist, don’t forget that Dec. 31 is the last day to make charitable cont...

Dec 5, 2014

Your company most likely receives calls, flyers and invites with requests for sponsorships. How do you decide what to support and with what resources? How do you measure the results when the...

Nov 25, 2014

Surrounded by our loved ones, we will soon begin to roast turkeys and bake pumpkin pies. Some of us will travel to see our family and friends to enjoy green bean casserole and mashed potatoe...

Nov 21, 2014

Over the past week, the weather has expressed that fall has come to an end. The fall session of Teen Giving Institute also came to an end. 21 graduates crossed the stage to receive their cer...

Nov 7, 2014

At the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, we work to help donors with their philanthropic goals, but we, too, spend time giving back to the community. Employees at the Community Fou...

Oct 31, 2014

Ewing Marion Kauffman, or Mr. K, as he is affectionately known, loved baseball almost as much as he loved Kansas City. He knew Kansas City deserved to be a major league city, and in 1969, he...

Oct 26, 2014

Ever wonder about charitable giving in baseball? We did, so we looked into MLB teams' charities to see how they stacked up. As it turns out, this year's World Series contenders are both amon...

Oct 16, 2014

We’re moving full steam ahead through 2014, and donors continue to inspire us with stories illustrating how they maximize their giving through the Community Foundation. Our 2013 annual rep...

Oct 10, 2014

High school students across Kansas City—21 to be exact—are diving deep into the world of philanthropy this fall, participating in Teen Giving Institute, one of the many donor education p...

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