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.
Jan 24, 2014

We have checking accounts, savings accounts and retirement accounts, but what about accounts for our charitable giving? The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation | Greater Horizons can he...

Jan 17, 2014

What do charitable giving and gardening have in common? On the surface, not much, but to Mayra Aguirre, director of community investment and executive director of the Hispanic Development Fu...

Jan 10, 2014

Whew! Finally cleared of all of the excitement and stress that comes with the winter holiday season (with the exception of the bad weather, of course), most of us are easing back into the re...

Dec 20, 2013

This time of year, the incoming and outgoing piles of mail at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation | Greater Horizons are a sight to behold. They’re even more impressive when you c...

Dec 13, 2013

Here in Kansas City, we are bracing for what may be a nasty winter storm, or just an inch or so of snow, if the most recent forecasts turn out to be accurate. Either way, over the next few m...

Dec 6, 2013

Is anyone else out there wondering what happened to November? Those thirty days flew by for us, and thanks to this year's late Thanksgiving, December seems to be moving even faster. (I'm not...

Nov 22, 2013

The upcoming holiday season is full of important questions. How many cans of cranberry sauce is enough? Which store do you hit first on Black Friday? As a parent you also may be asking how c...

Nov 8, 2013

 “How do we use philanthropy for social change?” Jason Franklin posed this question last month as he spoke to a group of charitable givers at an event hosted by the Greater Kansas C...

Nov 1, 2013

The Halloween costumes and candy are gone, so today it seems appropriate to focus on the fast-approaching holiday season, known here at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation | Greater...

Oct 25, 2013

Corporate charitable givers convened at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation last week to discuss best practices for partnering with nonprofit organizations. We were thrilled to have...

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