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, …

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 …

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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

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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 …

A Deep Culture of Generosity: A Conversation with Nancy Phelps of JE Dunn Construction

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On a recent episode of the Grow Your Giving podcast, Nancy Phelps, Director of Community Impact at JE Dunn Construction shares how the construction company’s corporate giving program has created a culture of generosity throughout the business. Listen in as LaVon Colhour, the Community Foundation’s Director of Corporate Services, and Nancy discuss JE Dunn’s philanthropic efforts in the communities where …