Three Ways to Support Refugee Resettlement In Your Community

More than 90,000 Afghan refugees are expected to arrive in the United States within the next 12 months. Resettlement agencies across the country are expected to be ready to welcome hundreds to thousands of refugees to various cities with very little notice. Nonprofit organizations serving refugees face many challenges as resources from the federal government ebb and flow with each …

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 …

Empowering Student Success Beyond High School: A Conversation with Jade Valdez and Ben Richardson

  The Hispanic Development Fund (HDF) was founded in 1983 to improve the quality of life of Latino families in Greater Kansas City by engaging the Latino community in philanthropy to build stronger communities through grantmaking and scholarship support. Today, HDF oversees several successful community programs and in 2020 alone awarded $680,000 in scholarships to more than 300 high school, …

Charitable Giving Account

Consider A Charitable Investment Account The Next Time You Rebalance Your Portfolio

Rebalancing your portfolio is a disciplined strategy that consists of selling and reallocating assets. The rebalancing process is an opportune time to keep your favorite nonprofit organizations in mind. Establishing a donor-advised fund, or a charitable investment account, has many benefits: Charitable Investment Accounts Take Complexity Out of Giving If you’re thinking about giving to charitable organizations but want to avoid …

Disaster Response and Relief: A Conversation with Heart to Heart International

In response to the recent catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, Heart to Heart International CEO Kim Carroll and Director of Disaster Response Heather Lee shared how the global humanitarian organization responds to disasters around the world. Philanthropic Advisor Kelli Doyle discusses how philanthropy plays a critical role in disaster relief and response. A transcription of the episode can be found below. …

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 …

Exploring Early Childhood Care and Education: A Conversation with Shannon Rudisill

In this episode of the Grow Your Giving podcast, Senior Philanthropic Advisor Whitney Hosty explores the early childhood care and education landscape with Shannon Rudisill, Executive Director of the Early Childhood Funders Collaborative. Whitney and Shannon discuss the many challenges educators and families currently face and how philanthropists can play a role in filling the funding gaps. Listen to the …

Donor-Advised Funds: A Critical Component of our Philanthropic Ecosystem

Greater Horizons’ goal is to provide our donors with a great giving experience. Part of that experience includes the ability to give strategically via donor-advised funds, which could span decades or multiple generations. From time to time, there are rumblings of legislation impacting donor-advised funds. We always have our ear to the ground in D.C. Right now, we are working …

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 …

How You Can Support Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

Greater Horizons is committed to advancing racial equity. We recognize the long and disturbing history of systemic and interpersonal racism against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities, and we condemn the recent rise in anti-Asian racism and violent acts across our country. If you are interested in using your philanthropic dollars to support AAPI communities, here are some organizations …