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.
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...

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 ...

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