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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.
Aug 17, 2018

Corporate giving programs are common among businesses and organizations, and many want to ensure that the joy of charitable giving stretches across their company to every employee. Recently,...

Jul 3, 2018

Charitable giving in the United States continues to rise. Last year broke a record with more than $410 billion donated to charities across the country. As a part of Nonprofit Connect’s 501...

Jun 21, 2018

Our 2017 Annual Report is available online. It was a record-breaking year for our donors who used their charitable funds to grant more than $400 million to their favorite charities. We opene...

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...

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...

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