Navigating Disaster Relief Philanthropy

In the face of disaster, communities worldwide rely on the generosity and compassion of individuals willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. Disaster relief granting from donor-advised funds plays a critical role in providing immediate and long-term assistance to communities impacted by devastating events. Many often wonder what the disaster relief process looks like and how this …

Make Summer Count: Explore the Opportunities of Family Philanthropy

Whether going on a trip or hosting a backyard barbecue, summer is an excellent time for families to connect and make memories. Another activity families can do together this summer is philanthropy. Taking time to explore your family’s philanthropy can be a great way to build stronger relationships while contributing to something meaningful. Here at Greater Horizons, we work with many …

Unlocking Philanthropic Potential: 4 Must-Know Benefits About Donor-Advised Funds

A donor-advised fund is a charitable investment account that allows donors to organize and optimize their giving potential. Although donor-advised funds have been around since the 1930s, they have become the fastest-growing charitable giving vehicle in the United States in recent years. Let’s explore four key benefits that make donor-advised funds at Greater Horizons a popular choice for individuals, families …

Power of Participatory Grantmaking: A Conversation with Food & Farm Communications Fund

Esperanza Pallana, Executive Director of the Food and Farm Communications Fund, recently joined Gwen Wurst, a Senior Philanthropic Advisor at Greater Horizons for an insightful conversation on the power of participatory grantmaking and how the Fund is transforming our food systems. Relying on a donor-advised fund for administrative structure and support, the Food and Farm Communications Fund is able to …

Your Guide to Donating Complex Assets

With a donor-advised fund or other charitable investment accounts, you can easily set aside gifts of cash and publicly traded securities for your immediate or long-term grantmaking. Our team at Greater Horizons is equipped to handle more complex gifts to donor-advised funds, too, which means you can consider your full financial portfolio for your philanthropy. In this short video, President …

Corporate Leaders Count on Greater Horizons to Answer Complex Questions About Charitable Solutions

Corporate Leaders Count on Greater Horizons to Answer Complex Questions About Charitable Solutions

From the surface, corporate philanthropy appears easy. Choose causes that matter most to your employees and communities, then support nonprofits in those areas with time, money, or both. If only it were that easy. Finding the right charitable solution for your company is imperative. Not only does it affect the philanthropic impact you can make, but also your employee recruiting …

Building a Philanthropic Playbook – Part One: Building Clarity and Setting the Foundation

I often joke with people that in my former life, I was a college soccer coach because many people don’t understand what the job of collegiate coaching really entails or how the job connects to the work of countless other professions. During my time in college athletics, I also started my own sport psychology consultation business after working under some …