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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 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...

Oct 20, 2017

New University of Kansas nursing students sat around a table with lifelike props in front of them, small flesh-colored pads that were made to resemble a human forearm and used to practice th...

Sep 7, 2017

Greetings! Our annual report is here, and we hope you enjoy this look inside the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and our national entity, Greater Horizons. As you scroll through t...

Aug 28, 2017

This post has been updated from it's original version to include information on all of the recent hurricanes.  Leaving thousands stranded, the damage left by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Ma...

Dec 15, 2016

With the changing political landscape in Washington, D.C., many are expecting our current tax laws to change.   While we cannot predict the outcome of the potential tax reform, we belie...

Oct 25, 2016

This week, a group of Community Foundation donors gathered at Room 39 on National Food Day to hear from Oran Hesterman, Ph.D., a national leader in sustainable agriculture and food systems a...

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...

Sep 1, 2016

We are proud to show you the collective impact of our donors in this annual report. Each donor contributed to these results in their own unique way. My favorite part of the job is hearing ho...

Jun 16, 2016

Last week, Harvard University Professor Robert D. Putnam visited Kansas City to discuss his latest book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, which details the growing opportunity gap aff...

May 19, 2016

Community Foundation donors and other advocates for early education programming gathered for Donor-to-Donor to discuss the early education landscape in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Sen...

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