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.
Aug 14, 2014

From charitable giving accounts (also known as donor-advised funds) to tax deductions and Kansas City’s Nonprofit Search to Giving Cards, the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation works...

Aug 1, 2014

“President’s office, this is Jennifer!”  For 14 years, Jennifer Jones has been an integral part of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation team, serving as the Executive Ass...

Jul 18, 2014

Kansas City has been full of excitement this summer. Not only did we get to cheer on our very own Sporting Kansas City players, Matt Besler and Graham Zusi, as they played for Team USA at th...

Jun 26, 2014

In a world filled with deadlines and daily stressors, it’s become increasingly difficult to find ways to relax and live a well-rounded, happy life. With this “stress” evolution, our so...

Jun 19, 2014

A few weeks ago, the last school bell of the year rang, and students across the country were released for one of the most exciting times of the year, summer break. While teens are lounging a...

Jun 13, 2014

Last night, 248 Hispanic students were all smiles as the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Development Fund Scholarship Program awarded $420,000 in scholarships at its 30th anniversary celebratio...

May 30, 2014

After processing more transactions than any community foundation in the country last year, it’s probably no surprise that we have a team of highly qualified accountants on staff at the Gre...

May 23, 2014

Memorial Day is on Monday, and many of us will head out of town on vacation or partake in outdoor recreational activities to celebrate the unofficial start of summer. We also might choose to...

May 16, 2014

For hundreds of years, philosophers have pondered the question, ”If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” But today, as the Millennial generati...

May 1, 2014

True Kansas Citians aren’t surprised when Kansas City barbecue shows up in a top 10 list, and with good reason – our city knows how to make slow-cooked meat and sweet, spicy sauce sing i...

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