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 …

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 …

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 …

Empowering Student Success Beyond High School: A Conversation with Jade Valdez and Ben Richardson

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The Hispanic Development Fund (HDF), a regional affiliate of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, was founded in 1983 to improve the quality of life of Latino families in Greater Kansas City by engaging the Latino community in philanthropy to build stronger communities through grantmaking and scholarship support. Today, HDF oversees several successful community programs and in 2020 alone awarded …

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, …