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 12, 2016

“It’s fun to get our kids involved in giving through our charitable giving account.” Katie and Matt Fitzgerald use a charitable giving account, also known as a donor-advised fund, to ...

Jan 28, 2016

"I get a particular pleasure out of doing things that can help other people be more successful." Rich Mistler uses a charitable giving account, also known as a donor-advised fund, to manage...

Jan 14, 2016

“We give because we’ve been given a lot. We’re simply paying it forward.” The Lawrence family serves our community by using a charitable giving account, also known as donor-advised ...

Dec 18, 2015

Learning begins long before children enter kindergarten. In the Kansas City area, every child deserves the opportunity to enter kindergarten ready to learn, but for many families, access to ...

Dec 8, 2015

Recently, families headed out with full stomachs for Black Friday shopping. Others decided to support their local businesses by participating in Small Business Saturday, and still more found...

Sep 11, 2015

Earlier this week, we received a large delivery from the post office. Inside the box were countless gifts from generous donors to their charitable giving accounts, also known as donor-advise...

Jun 5, 2015

The Greater Kansas City Hispanic Development Fund Scholarship Program threw another successful awards ceremony last night at UMKC’s Swinney Recreation Center to celebrate over $460,000 in ...

May 13, 2015

Earlier this month, Northlanders gathered for the Northland Community Foundation’s 18th Annual Celebration Breakfast, led by Rev. George “Dub” Steincross. Quoting President Abraham Lin...

Apr 17, 2015

At our most recent Donor-to-Donor event, a group of passionate arts philanthropists put on their tennis shoes and packed up their belongings for an arts-skewed adventure. To continue the con...

Mar 6, 2015

In a recent article from the Kansas City Star, arts and cultural organizations received a loud applause for their success and commitment to making Kansas City one of the country’s art hubs...

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