Setting Your Philanthropic Intentions for 2022

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A new year offers a moment to consider the past and dream of the future. What are you dreaming about and how might your philanthropy change in 2022? You might consider the following questions when setting your philanthropic intentions for 2022: What excites and inspires you? What are the missions and organizations that align most closely with the values most …

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Connecting With Others This Holiday Season

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Families and friends are preparing to gather with their loved ones to celebrate upcoming holidays, some for the first time in a long while. Whether your family is prompted to dig deeper in conversation after spending time apart, or you’re looking for a way to further your discussion at the dinner table, check out these resources about family philanthropy: Download: …

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 investmentteam@growyourgiving.org. Assets must be received by Dec. 31.     For wire …

Resiliency in Resettlement: A Conversation with Della Lamb & Jewish Vocational Services (Part 2)

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  In part two of a two-part series, Philanthropic Advisor Kelli Doyle continues a discussion with Hilary Cohen Singer, Executive Director of Jewish Vocational Services and Ryan Hudnall, Executive Director of Della Lamb Community Services. The group talks about current challenges and opportunities that resettlement agencies are facing and how philanthropists can meet the need in this moment and in …

Resiliency in Resettlement: A Conversation with Della Lamb & Jewish Vocational Services (Part 1)

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In part one of a two-part series, Philanthropic Advisor Kelli Doyle is in conversation with Hilary Cohen Singer, Executive Director of Jewish Vocational Services and Ryan Hudnall, Executive Director of Della Lamb Community Services. The leaders of the refugee resettlement nonprofits are preparing to welcome hundreds of Afghan refugees to Kansas City on an expedited timeline, and share about the …

7 Tips for Disaster Giving

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The Center for Disaster Philanthropy offers these seven basic tips for giving back in times of disaster: Take the long view. Even while focusing on immediate needs, remember that it will take some time for the full range of needs to emerge. Power loss, transportation outages and flood-damaged homes may be top of mind, but it takes a while to …

Our 2020 Annual Report is Now Available

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In an unprecedented year, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation donors used their charitable funds to respond to a myriad of needs and causes in 2020. Our newly released 2020 annual report details how individuals, families and companies gave back when it mattered most. Donor-Advised Funds In April of 2020, donors granted 170% more dollars over April 2019 from donor-advised funds, …

Exploring Early Childhood Care and Education: A Conversation with Shannon Rudisill

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In this episode of the Grow Your Giving podcast, Senior Philanthropic Advisor Whitney Hosty explores the early childhood care and education landscape with Shannon Rudisill, Executive Director of the Early Childhood Funders Collaborative. Whitney and Shannon discuss the many challenges educators and families currently face and how philanthropists can play a role in filling the funding gaps. Listen to the …

Donor-Advised Funds: A Critical Component of our Philanthropic Ecosystem

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The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation’s goal is to provide our donors with a great giving experience. Part of that experience includes the ability to give strategically via donor-advised funds, which could span decades or multiple generations. From time to time, there are rumblings of legislation impacting donor-advised funds. We always have our ear to the ground in D.C. Right …

Building Healthy Communities: A Conversation with Jeron Ravin and Emmet Pierson Jr.

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NaTika Rowles, Executive Director of the Black Community Fund, sits down with two Kansas City leaders to discuss how Black-led organizations continue to serve the Black community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Jeron Ravin, CEO of Swope Health, and Emmet Pierson, Jr., President and CEO of Community Builders of Kansas City share how their organizations have partnered to address the disparities …