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.
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...

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...

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