Family Charitable Giving

Charitable Giving Stories, News and Ideas from the Innovative Team at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and its Non-Geographic Label, Greater Horizons.
Dec 10, 2018

Gifts to donor-advised funds and grants to nonprofits are flying in and out of our office as quickly as ever as we approach the end of 2018. We are here to help you with any last-minute cont...

Nov 21, 2018

Donor-advised funds serve as the perfect giving vehicle for individuals, families and companies alike who want to make a difference in their communities. At the Greater Kansas City Community...

Nov 13, 2018

As the end of the year approaches, if you are age 70 ½ or older with a tax-deferred individual retirement account (IRA), you may be thinking about your required minimum distribution, or RMD...

Oct 23, 2018

Union Station, sitting in the heart of Kansas City, was the gathering place for a recent behind-the-scenes event for Greater Kansas City Community Foundation donors. Families with children a...

Oct 18, 2018

Ann Harbin works as the Senior Study Director at International Agriculture Research Inc. and has traveled around the world with her work, opening her eyes to many opportunities to give back....

Sep 13, 2018

Giving back to your community comes in many forms. Some donate their time by volunteering, while others give charitable assets to specific causes or organizations. This summer, visitors to t...

Sep 7, 2018

Many years ago, Gene Balloun and his wife Sheila became foster parents and entered the world of foster care and adoption. Gene, a lawyer by trade, often served as a wealth of knowledge about...

Jun 12, 2018

More than 100,000 gallons of saltwater filters through a large pump room every 30 minutes beneath the Helzberg Penguin Plaza at the Kansas City Zoo to keep the nearly 70 birds on exhibit hap...

May 25, 2018

The word “rural” can be hard to define. For many, the word conjures up images of rolling hills and vast farmland, tiny towns steeped in deep history and tradition. For some, it might mea...

May 8, 2018

The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation exists to serve donors and help them give to the causes they care deeply about. We know that donors’ passions are exacerbated in a time of grea...

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