Philanthropy Built on a Foundation of Trust: Using Trust-Based Values to Strengthen the Philanthropic Sector

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Trust is the foundation for all of our relationships – it can make, build, and break any bond. It is no different for the relationship between donors and nonprofits. Leaning into trust as a donor is a key tool in expanding your relationship with an organization and supports charitable giving that is both meaningful and impactful. Tune in to the …

Granting with a Racial Equity Framework: Supporting BIPOC Communities for Greater Philanthropic Outcomes

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If you’ve been inspired by the words and actions of the countless trailblazing voices, activists and leaders shaping the racial justice, racial equity and ant-racism movement, you may wonder what action to take. How do you make forward-moving change in racial equity through your philanthropy? Vice President of Grantmaking and Inclusion Initiatives Denise St. Omer and Senior Philanthropic Advisor Kelli …

Transforming Community Through Art: A Conversation with Englewood Arts

hawkins@growyourgiving.org Individual & Family Giving

“There wasn’t any federal or state or city involvement that was going to change the face of this community. It’s happened through community members and then philanthropy. So it’s this partnership between community and donors and I think it’s been tremendous. And some of those donors being right inside Englewood. I feel very confident that Englewood is going to be …

7 Tips for Maximizing Your Online Giving Experience

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The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation’s work is centered in serving donors and our goal is to provide an easy and joyful giving experience. Our online donor portal is an important piece of that experience where donors can view their fund activity in a modern, user-friendly setting. For donors who utilize the online donor portal, here are seven ways to …

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 …

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How You Can Support Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

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The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation is committed to advancing racial equity. We recognize the long and disturbing history of systemic and interpersonal racism against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities, and we condemn the recent rise in anti-Asian racism and violent acts across our country. If you are interested in using your philanthropic dollars to support AAPI communities, …

Mutual Aid: Beyond Traditional Philanthropy

hawkins@growyourgiving.org Individual & Family Giving

Philanthropy can encompass many activities—financial donations through a donor-advised fund, volunteering, using a company’s matching gift program, or even dropping off a hot meal to a sick neighbor. Most of the time, our role at the Community Foundation is to ensure our donors’ charitable activities follow IRS guidelines. But we know that granting to 501(c)(3) public charities is often just …

Census 2020: Ensuring an Accurate Count

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Have you filled out your 2020 census questionnaire? It’s critically important that every person living in the United States responds to the census to ensure that our communities receive federal funding to finance public services and programs. For the first time, you can answer the 2020 census online, by phone or by paper through the mail. This major technology integration …

Supporting Sustainable Agriculture: A Conversation with Virginia Clarke

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Senior Philanthropic Advisor Gwen Wurst recently sat down with Virginia Clarke, Executive Director of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders (SAFSF). SAFSF is the nation’s only collaborative group for grantmakers and philanthropists with the common goal of supporting sustainable agriculture and food systems. At a recent Donor-to-Donor education event, Virginia joined other food systems and conservation experts to share how …

Philanthropy and Flourishing Food Systems

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Agricultural production has changed dramatically in the past century. Population growth, lack of food access, environmental changes and evolving industrial approaches all affect how and why we grow food. At a recent Donor-to-Donor, experts in the field of sustainable agriculture gathered to share their expertise with Community Foundation donors while discussing how philanthropy plays a role in supporting just food …