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 …

The Next Generation of Philanthropy: A Conversation with Sharna Goldseker and Michael Moody

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Philanthropic experts Sharna Goldseker and Michael Moody join Senior Philanthropic Advisor Gwen Wurst on the Grow Your Giving podcast to discuss how younger generations are approaching philanthropy and how families can navigate multigenerational giving. Sharna and Michael are co-authors of the bestselling book Generation Impact: How Next Gen Donors Are Revolutionizing Giving. Listen to their conversation online or wherever you …

Supporting the Mental Health of Kids and Families: A Conversation with Barbara Unell

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As we approach one year of the start of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, many parents and caregivers are worried about the toll the pandemic is taking on children. Barbara Unell, an expert in finding solutions to everyday challenges that foster positive relationships and overall wellbeing, recently joined Senior Philanthropic Advisor Whitney Hosty on the Grow Your Giving …

Grow Your Giving with Impact Investment Options

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Did you know that you can invest your charitable fund’s assets using options that align with your values? The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation can collaborate with you and your financial advisor to help you customize your investment strategy to include impact investments, which may include the following: Publicly Traded Investments The most accessible impact investments are mutual funds and …

How to Give Back as a Family: A Conversation with Senior Philanthropic Advisors Gwen Wurst and Whitney Hosty

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In part two of a two-part series on year-end giving on the Grow Your Giving podcast, Senior Philanthropic Advisors Gwen Wurst and Whitney Hosty share some tips for families on how to incorporate charitable giving into their holiday plans in a year unlike any other. In part one of the series, Vice President and Corporate Counsel Corey Ziegler shared five …

Year-End Giving Tax Strategies: A Conversation with Vice President & Corporate Counsel Corey Ziegler

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In part one of a two-part series on year-end giving on the Grow Your Giving podcast, Community Foundation Vice President and Corporate Counsel Corey Ziegler recently shared five strategies to consider for tax-efficient charitable giving in the last few weeks of the year. Corey discussed the following topics: The CARES Act IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions Bunching Donations in a Donor-Advised …