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.
Nov 22, 2013

The upcoming holiday season is full of important questions. How many cans of cranberry sauce is enough? Which store do you hit first on Black Friday? As a parent you also may be asking how c...

May 24, 2013

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, which means our extended families and friends are coming together over barbecues and picnics, we’re spending more time with kids and grandkids who are out ...

Oct 19, 2012

 “[There] is an astounding legacy of philanthropy that we have all created – one we need to pass on to the next and future generations.” – from Raising Charitable Children by Ca...

Jun 7, 2012

I wish kids came with a manual! Wouldn’t it be great if there was a manual on how to raise productive, successful children, who value giving back to the community? Actually, when it come...

May 31, 2012

Like graduations across the country, Teen Giving Institute graduates crossed the stage to receive their certificates, while parents and grandparents clapped. These 17 teens also shared what ...

Feb 16, 2012

Q: What do Career Counseling and Philanthropy have in Common? A: Camp Charity Volunteers!     On Saturday, February 4, philanthropists ages eight to 13 gave their time and tal...

Feb 8, 2012

There is nothing better than actually giving money away to become a smart donor.   Teens from the Teen Giving Institute are learning how their $10,000 charitable gift can make the bigge...

Dec 18, 2011

After today there are just four shopping days left before Christmas, and the clock seems to be ticking faster and faster as the holiday season progresses. Fortunately there’s still time to...

Nov 11, 2011

Charitable giving looked a lot like yard work, as Teen Giving Institute teens raked leaves at Community LINC. The nonprofit organization provides transitional housing for homeless families i...

Oct 18, 2011

Decision Making 101 suggests that the first thing you should do when faced with a decision is to gather the facts. It's even better when you can gather the facts from experts. The ...

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