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Supporting Our Community: KC Strong Fund at United Way of Greater Kansas City

Sarah NavranCommunity Foundation News

The Kansas City community is grieving after a beautiful day of celebration came to a violent end outside of Union Station. In response to this heartbreaking tragedy, United Way of Greater Kansas City and the Kansas City Chiefs have launched our community’s emergency response fund. Donations will support: Victims and their families Violence prevention and recovery organizations, including mental health …

Over $23 Million Deployed for COVID-19 Response and Recovery

Sarah NavranCommunity Foundation News

The Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund was created in March 2020 to address the needs of the Kansas City region’s most vulnerable communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fund was established by the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, United Way of Greater Kansas City, LISC Greater Kansas City (Local Initiatives Support Corporation), and the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC). Between …

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2024/2025 Scholarship Opportunities Are Now Open

Sarah NavranCommunity Foundation News

A Note from Rosisella Blakney, Senior Manager, Scholarship & Grantmaking Services:   It’s that time again when scholarship opportunities for the next school year open. Every year, I am amazed by our donors’ generosity in providing opportunities for educational advancement for students in Kansas City and beyond. Scholarship support is more important than ever as the cost of post-secondary education increases. …

Authenticity in Action: Staying True to Your Corporate Values Through Philanthropy

Sarah NavranCorporate Charitable Giving

When companies give back to causes that align with their core mission, it can create a strong connection between employees and nonprofits. How do companies successfully align their values with their community engagement for more authentic corporate giving? Kansas City’s leaders in corporate philanthropy came together this month at Corporate Giving Network to share how their companies’ giving programs stay …

Our 2022 Annual Report is Now Available

Sarah NavranCommunity Foundation News

The Community Foundation is proud to share another record-breaking year for our donors. Through their charitable funds, donors granted over $819 million to the causes they care about nationwide, creating a remarkable impact in all corners of philanthropy. Our 2022 annual report celebrates the achievements of individual, family and corporate charitable giving this past year. Donor-Advised Funds Donor-advised funds are …

Corporate Giving Success Story: Blue KC

Sarah NavranCorporate Charitable Giving

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) began operating in 1938, and now offers health insurance plans for groups, employers, individuals and their families. Beyond the walls of doctors’ offices and hospitals, Blue KC is also committed to creating a meaningful impact in the community by focusing on initiatives that improve the health and wellness of Kansas …

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Emerging Stronger through Corporate Philanthropy

peterson@growyourgiving.orgCorporate Charitable Giving

We’ve entered a new age of corporate culture. How we do business has adapted through a global pandemic, racial unrest and changing working environments. How are companies in Kansas City engaging employees through philanthropy, especially as we navigate this new normal? Kansas City’s leaders in corporate philanthropy came together this month at Corporate Giving Network to share how their companies’ …

Terracon Foundation: Committed to Making a Difference

breiby@growyourgiving.orgCorporate Charitable Giving

Since its founding more than 15 years ago, the Terracon Foundation has awarded nearly $4 million in grants, matching gifts and scholarship awards. With more than 6,000 employees nationwide, the consulting engineering firm works to balance purpose and corporate responsibility through the work of the Terracon Foundation. The Foundation reflects Terracon’s commitment to employee-ownership by encouraging employees to become engaged …

Q&A with Black & Veatch Foundation

breiby@growyourgiving.orgCorporate Charitable Giving

Created as a corporate donor-advised fund at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation in 2008, the Black & Veatch Foundation has granted more than $20 million to nonprofit organizations in the communities where Black & Veatch employees live and work. With a robust corporate giving program, the global company is committed to supporting charitable organizations and programs that create significant, …

Turkey and Syria Earthquake: How to Help Now

breiby@growyourgiving.orgCorporate Charitable Giving, Individual & Family Giving

On February 6, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck southern Turkey near the northern border of Syria, followed by another 7.5 magnitude earthquake just nine hours later in the same region. The impact of this disaster is not yet fully known, but the World Health Organization estimates that at least 23 million people will be impacted in some way. At the …