Giving in Kansas City

Charitable Giving Stories, News and Ideas from the Innovative Team at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and its Non-Geographic Label, Greater Horizons.
Feb 2, 2011

If you were given $10,000 to make a charitable gift, what would you fund? Jason Franklin teaches charitable giving classes at New York University so that students might become better givers...

Jan 27, 2011

Please enjoy today’s post from our guest contributor, Dr. Charles Porter. Residents of the Kansas City area should take great pride in the amazing things happening in our area. Achieve...

Jan 20, 2011

As a staff member of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, I have the privilege of working in the field of giving!  I often meet with donors and learn about their charitable pas...

Dec 28, 2010

Today's post comes to us from a guest contributor. We're thrilled to hear from our colleague, Denise St. Omer! “Your Merry Christmas may depend on what others do for you…but you...

Dec 20, 2010

Here we are the last week before Christmas and I’ll bet you just might have a few more last minute stocking stuffers to get. How about giving the gift of giving and starting a new h...

Dec 17, 2010

Sweaters will be outgrown and toys may wear out, but the gifts from this year’s Blackwell family gift exchange will make a lasting difference. Two years ago, their family was faced wit...

Nov 23, 2010

Is charitable giving losing its lustre? Sure, its stardom ebbs and flows with economic times, but all indications are that charitable giving has never been a hotter ticket. A Google search f...

Sep 1, 2010

Is it hard to give away money? Two of the hottest topics in giving news would seem to indicate that the answer is yes. A Google search of "Social Innovation Fund" produced 285,000 hits in .2...

May 18, 2010

  Last Wednesday’s post on my Greater Kansas City Community Foundation blog about Giving Cards prompted me to seriously consider just what a gift the gift of giving is to the person ...

Apr 14, 2010

What time of year is it? Thankfully, it is spring! And the beginning of Ann’s softball season. AND, tax time. That glorious time of year when there are as many receipts flying around as so...

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