The mission of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation is to improve the quality of life in Greater Kansas City by increasing charitable giving, connecting donors to community needs they care about, and providing leadership on critical community issues.
The seven founders of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation passed a hat in 1978, collecting $219.13. The Community Foundation was thus begun with an extraordinary idea: Charitable giving should be the responsibility of many, not just a select few.
Driven to improve the metropolitan area, the Community Foundation has grown to become one of the largest and most entrepreneurial public charities of its kind.
The City Council on Tuesday considered a proposal to create the Olathe Community Foundation, an appointed board that would raise funds and then use the money for services or projects that supplement...more
At the community foundation, which manages charitable giving for local organizations and individuals, call-takers have been swamped with questions from donors about bunching and how to retain some...more
The City of Ottawa reported in June it had received a second, $50,000 anonymous donation through the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation for the park. In an interview after the December opening...more