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 19, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law at the end of 2017 has made many significant changes to both corporate and personal tax laws. These changes, including the nearly doubling of the st...

Jan 18, 2018

“Learn, earn and return – it’s all about being meaningful.” John Bluford uses his donor-advised fund to make impactful donations. Using his fund, he supports causes important to hi...

Dec 29, 2017

Many Americans will be assessing the timing of their charitable giving as they determine if they will continue to itemize their deductions under the new tax law. Those who will itemize in fu...

Dec 18, 2017

We all know that this is a busy time of year, but between the cookie baking and gift wrapping, it’s easy to make charitable giving part of your family’s holiday plans. Here are three tra...

Nov 20, 2017

With the Thanksgiving holiday just around the corner, we have a lot to be grateful for here at the Community Foundation. We are tremendously thankful that donors allow us to join them in ach...

Nov 10, 2017

“We can give like millionaires without having millions.” Steve and Katy Kelly use their donor-advised fund to make meaningful and efficient donations. Steve asks, “how do you teach a...

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...

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