Corporate Donor-Advised Funds Offer Better Benefits

Compared to Private Foundations, Corporate Donor-Advised Funds Offer Better Benefits

Business leaders are some of the greatest philanthropists, helping charitable organizations meet their fundraising goals and fulfill their designed missions. On the other hand, without philanthropy as part of a company’s culture, business leaders are missing out on an opportunity to help foster a broader sense of community (both internally and externally), as well as support its brand reputation and …

7 Tips for Disaster Giving

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy offers these seven basic tips for giving back in times of disaster: Take the long view. Even while focusing on immediate needs, remember that it will take some time for the full range of needs to emerge. Power loss, transportation outages and flood-damaged homes may be top of mind, but it takes a while to truly understand …

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How to Establish a Corporate Giving Program

Better than anyone, philanthropists understand that it is better to give than to receive. Also, it just so happens that some of the top philanthropists are business owners and corporate leaders. The decision to establish a corporate giving program creates a win-win situation, not only for charities that benefit but also for a company, team, brand reputation and financial bottom line. Whether …

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Greater Horizons is a Leading Charitable Giving Foundation

Like any aspect of finances, charitable giving requires strategy in order to achieve the best possible outcomes. The difference with charitable giving is that it has the potential to support the causes you care about the most. In the end, you are making a positive impact, maximizing tax deductions and solidifying your legacy. Doing so is not merely a matter …

The Next Generation of Philanthropy: A Conversation with Sharna Goldseker and Michael Moody

Philanthropic experts Sharna Goldseker and Michael Moody join Senior Philanthropic Advisor Gwen Wurst on the Grow Your Giving podcast to discuss how younger generations are approaching philanthropy and how families can navigate multigenerational giving. Sharna and Michael are co-authors of the bestselling book Generation Impact: How Next Gen Donors Are Revolutionizing Giving. Listen to their conversation online or wherever you …

A Deep Culture of Generosity: A Conversation with Nancy Phelps of JE Dunn Construction

On a recent episode of the Grow Your Giving podcast, Nancy Phelps, Director of Community Impact at JE Dunn Construction shares how the construction company’s corporate giving program has created a culture of generosity throughout the business. Listen in as LaVon Colhour, Greater Horizons’ Director of Corporate Services, and Nancy discuss JE Dunn’s philanthropic efforts in the communities where JE …

Trust-Based Philanthropy: A Conversation with Shaady Salehi and Philip Li

On the latest episode of the Grow Your Giving podcast, Gwen Wurst, Senior Philanthropic Advisor, sits down with Shaady Salehi and Philip Li to discuss the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project and how individual donors can implement this practice in their charitable giving. The Trust-Based Philanthropy Project is an initiative working to address the power imbalance found in philanthropy between funders or …

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How to Support Systemic Change for Racial Equity

Greater Horizons’ leadership work centers on racial equity, specifically focusing on addressing systemic and institutional racism through philanthropic investments. If you are interested in donating to organizations that are working to advance systemic change, here are some options you can consider. ACLU Foundation The ACLU works in the courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and …

CARES Act: Charitable Deduction Summary

The CARES Act, signed into law on March 27, includes provisions that affect both individual and corporate donors. Specifically: 60% of AGI Limit Suspended for 2020 For the 2020 tax year, individuals can deduct any cash contributions made to qualified charitable organizations, up to 100% of their adjusted gross income (AGI). Deductions for cash donations were previously limited to 60% …

Corporate Giving Success Story: Terracon

Terracon, a consulting engineering firm headquartered in Olathe, Kansas, has worked to make giving back part of the everyday company culture. In 2007, the Terracon Foundation was established as a corporate donor-advised fund at Greater Horizons, and has evolved into an expansive corporate giving initiative. In just over a decade, the Terracon Foundation has awarded more than $1.8 million in …