Corporate Giving and Philanthropy

Charitable Giving Stories, News and Ideas from the Innovative Team at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and its Non-Geographic Label, Greater Horizons.
Jun 22, 2017

Research shows that today’s young talent – often described as Millennials or Generation Y – strongly favors socially responsible companies. In 10 years, this generation will make up mo...

Mar 29, 2017

When selling a business, did you know you can include charitable giving in your exit strategy? President and CEO Debbie Wilkerson recently gathered for a roundtable discussion with other are...

Feb 24, 2017

Many successful companies provide matching dollars for employees’ charitable donations and volunteer hours. Matching gift programs are a great benefit and help employees make more of an im...

Oct 21, 2016

Soon, snow will cover the ground, twinkle lights will brighten the city and giving season will be in full swing. Year-end giving campaigns can inspire your company and employees to embrace t...

Mar 23, 2016

In the world of philanthropy, many would argue that Bill Gates and Warren Buffet have achieved superhero status. But when someone asked these philanthropic heroes what superpower they wished...

Jan 22, 2016

To understand what charitable companies are doing in Kansas City, we sat down for breakfast at our quarterly Corporate Giving Network meeting to discuss corporate charitable giving programs ...

Dec 29, 2015

2015 was an exciting year for the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. Donors explored the arts, small business leaders strategized their giving and we welcomed children to our office t...

Nov 13, 2015

With employees far and wide, how do companies with multiple locations organize their charitable efforts? Attendees at our most recent Corporate Giving Network pooled their ideas and shared w...

Jul 24, 2015

Your small business can make a big difference in the community. But where do you start on your quest to giving back? What causes or organizations do you support and how do you share your giv...

May 8, 2015

From paid time off for volunteering to team volunteer projects, local employers provide many opportunities for their employees to be involved in the community. How do you get your employees ...

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