Greater Giving

Most of us have separate accounts for money we want to use for specific purposes. We have checking accounts, money market accounts, 401(k) retirement accounts and 529 college savings accounts, so it's natural that we would have a separate charitable giving account as well.

At the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, you can set up a donor-advised fund to help organize and maximize your giving. It's quick and easy to do, and you can customize the account to meet your needs as an individual, family or corporate fund.

Additionally, you can choose to name younger generations as future advisors on the account, passing along the gift of giving and creating a legacy for your philanthropy.


You can give any balance comfortable to you to establish the fund. We accept cash, stocks, or other assets like real estate or life insurance policies. Because the Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity, your donation is tax deductible.


Increase your charitable impact by growing the dollars in your fund. You can invest the assets in your donor-advised fund with your financial advisor or in our pools.


Using the Community Foundation for your charitable giving is as simple as a phone call or a click. You tell us what nonprofit you'd like to grant to, and we'll send the check.

Set Up Your Donor-Advised Fund

We invite everyone to become organized and effective philanthropists through donor-advised funds. Set up your own donor-advised fund today.

Fees start at just $21 per month. See full administrative fee structure

Charitable Giving Account (Donor-Advised Fund)