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.
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...

Apr 25, 2014

“You are the master of your fate in giving; the captain of your soul in your freedom to give.”    Rev. George “Dub” Steincross kicked off the Northland Community Foundatio...

Apr 18, 2014

Paintball for philanthropy? That was just one of many creative ideas to involve the next generations in charitable giving voiced at the first Donor Connect luncheon. Hosted by the Greater Ka...

Apr 11, 2014

Tax season is coming to a close next week, and unless you’ve been procrastinating, chances are good you’ve already filed your 2013 tax return. If it won’t conjure up too many painful m...

Apr 3, 2014

Spring has sprung, so they say, which means baseball season is finally here. This year, Kansas City’s hometown team seems to be getting more buzz than usual. (Yes, we say this every year.)...

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