Planning Your Year-End Giving

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As we approach the end of the year, our team is ready to process your year-end grants to nonprofits and contributions to your charitable fund. All assets must be received by Dec. 31 to qualify for a 2022 tax deduction. Please keep the following dates in mind when contributing to your fund. Contact our team with questions – we’re here …

Repair and Restoration: A Conversation with The Kansas City Museum

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“The choices that we make are important. Our individual personal stories are important. Where we come from is essential to who we are. And we believe that creating programs that also focus on identity and belonging, and engagement are critical for residents of this city. We also have adopted a restorative practices methodology for the development of our exhibits, our …

Past and Future Giving Trends: Q&A with Jeremy Tennenbaum of Vanguard

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Senior Philanthropic Advisor Nicole Stuke recently discussed the 2021 Giving USA Annual Report on Philanthropy with Jeremy Tennenbaum, senior nonprofit strategist at Vanguard. In this Q&A, Jeremy lends his insight and opinion on past and future giving trends and shares advice for nonprofit leaders. Get to Know Jeremy Tennenbaum:  Jeremy Tennenbaum, CFA, is a senior nonprofit strategist at Vanguard and …

Transforming Community Through Art: A Conversation with Englewood Arts

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“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 …

Our 2021 Annual Report is Now Available

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In another record-breaking year, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation donors sent more grants out the door from their charitable funds than ever before. Donor-advised funds continue to be our most popular type of charitable fund, providing donors the flexibility to set aside money in a charitable investment account for tax-free growth to maximize donations to nonprofit organizations. See more about …

Navigating Current Challenges and Trends in Philanthropy: A Conversation with Jeremy Tennenbaum of Vanguard

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“I think people, more and more, want to make certain that their money is being put to good use by the nonprofits that they’re giving to.” – Jeremy Tennenbaum In a conversation for both nonprofits and donors alike, Jeremy Tennenbaum, senior nonprofit strategist at Vanguard shares how current challenges and trends are impacting philanthropy. Together with Nicole Stuke, Philanthropic Advisor at …

Branding with a Big Heart: A Conversation with Chase McAnulty of Charlie Hustle

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“The more you give the more you get. What giving does is it brings back the intention and it helps you also leverage a lot of great connections. We’ve met a lot of amazing people through just supporting their causes. It leads you to different places, it opens up other doors. So, just do it. See where it leads to. …

Holiday Giving…in Summer?

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We see a significant uptick in our donors’ grants to charities during the winter holiday season, usually after Thanksgiving. It’s called “The Giving Season” for a reason. Nonprofits send out year-end reminders to make donations, and our donors respond generously. But…why wait? Because you made the smart decision to organize your giving using a donor-advised fund, you can make grants …

Revitalizing the Rock Island Bridge: A Conversation with Mike Zeller

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“There’s really no bridge like this in modern times. It’s the first of its kind. And also just the unique nature of the public-private partnership and how those two gears can go together in a way that the community wins and investors win.” – Mike Zeller Kansas City will soon be home to America’s first destination bridge. A mix of …

How to Help: Responding to the Crisis in Ukraine

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Philanthropists and humanitarians around the globe are watching the unfolding crisis in Ukraine as a result of Russia’s invasion earlier this week. The Center for Disaster Philanthropy, the leading expert in helping donors maximize their impact in response to domestic and global disasters, has shared the following information: “Russian President Vladimir Putin’s assaults on multiple cities in Ukraine began overnight …