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.
Mar 31, 2017

According to the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, 65 million individuals have been displaced by war, terrorism and persecution, and every day, 34,000 people are forced to leave their homes for ...

Sep 27, 2016

“Our children and grandchildren are our elders in universe time.” – Buckminster Fuller Lisa Parker, president of the Lawrence Welk Family Foundation and Mr. Welk’s granddaughter, r...

Jul 11, 2016

There are many aspects to teaching children about financial literacy, and charitable giving is one of them. It is never too early to start the discussion with your children about being gener...

Mar 9, 2016

Last week, we kicked off our Youth Giving Council, a program that aims to teach teens how to be leaders in giving. Through education and volunteer sessions, Youth Giving Council will connect...

Feb 12, 2016

“It’s fun to get our kids involved in giving through our charitable giving account.” Katie and Matt Fitzgerald use a charitable giving account, also known as a donor-advised fund, to ...

Jan 14, 2016

“We give because we’ve been given a lot. We’re simply paying it forward.” The Lawrence family serves our community by using a charitable giving account, also known as donor-advised ...

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...

Dec 23, 2015

“We needed to be more purposeful -- more intentional -- about our time and money, and spending them in ways that would enrich us, remind us of our bounty, and bring more joy to our family ...

Oct 29, 2015

When picturing a vacation, most of us think of trips to white, sandy beaches or landmarks across the country. But for some, vacation is an opportunity to give back. A recent study by Touris...

Aug 13, 2015

Lillian, a very energetic 5-year-old recently held a lemonade stand so all of her family, friends and passersby could cool off from the heat with an ice-cold refreshment. However, Lillian pu...

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