Planning 2021 Year-End Contributions and Grants

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We’re helping our donors make the most of their giving as the holiday giving season approaches. Here are a few deadlines to keep in mind:

Publicly traded securities
can take up to two weeks to process. We suggest initiating the contribution by Dec. 13 and notifying us at Assets must be received by Dec. 31.



For wire and ACH transfers, we suggest initiating the contribution by Dec. 27 and notifying us at Funds must be received by Dec. 31.



Checks must be postmarked by Dec. 31. If you’re in the Kansas City area, you can drop off checks using a secure drop box outside of our office.


In your notification, please include your fund name, your six-digit fund ID and a description of the contribution. Contribution instructions are available at


Please submit your year-end grant requests as soon as possible to allow for ample processing and delivery time. The United States Postal Service announced new standards for delivery which may result in delays.


Need assistance? Contact Donor Services at or 816.842.7444. Our staff is available to take your calls and answer your emails Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Central. Our office will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 25, Friday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Dec. 24.