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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 of making a donation and saving the receipt for tax time, no matter if you are giving as an individual, a family, a corporation or a professional advisor working on behalf of clients.

This is where Greater Horizons, a leading provider of charitable giving services, comes in. We extend client-focused solutions to individuals, families, companies and institutions that maximize giving for the giver and the receiver. The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation powers Greater Horizons. While the Community Foundation serves local communities, Greater Horizons was created in 2004 to fulfill a nationwide demand for the Foundation’s products and services.

Our Role as a Nationwide Charitable Giving Foundation

Simply put, Greater Horizons acts as your partner for furthering your philanthropic endeavors on local, national and global levels. Our team’s job is to help you easily and effectively support the issues you care about through a variety of ways, including:

For families and individuals:

  • Strategic Planning Assistance
  • Donor-Advised Funds
  • Supporting Organizations
  • Designated Funds
  • Scholarship Funds
  • Field-of-Interest Funds

For corporations:

  • Strategic Planning Assistance
  • Corporate Foundations
  • Matching Gift Programs
  • Disaster Relief
  • Giving Cards
  • Custom Giving Programs
  • Scholarship Funds
  • Competitive Grantmaking
  • Assistance Identifying Company-Wide Volunteer Opportunities
  • Volunteer Tracking

For professional advisors:

  • Strategic Planning Assistance
  • Fund Setup
  • Educational and Professional Support

Foundations are a fast-growing sector of philanthropy in the country today. When choosing a charitable giving foundation, the quality of strategic planning cannot be underestimated. Our team works with families, individuals, corporate leaders and professional advisors to develop giving strategies and set up funds and programs that fit your unique financial situation, ensuring that you receive the most benefit from your charitable contributions and that your charitable dollars are used to the fullest extent.

Why Give Through a Charitable Giving Foundation?

Foundations offer donors many services and benefits. As tax-exempt public charities, they build and strengthen nonprofits’ missions by making it possible for a variety of donors to provide enduring support to critical needs. Many types of financial assets can be contributed to a foundation from which donations are made via donor requests and wishes.

Five Reasons to Give Through Greater Horizons:

  1. We are in the top one percent of more than 700 community foundations in the U.S. in terms of combined assets (more than $5 billion), gifts and grants.
  2. Since 1978, our donors have granted more than $5 billion to the charities that matter most to them.
  3. We administer more than 5,000 accounts, ranging in size from a few thousand dollars to tens of millions of dollars.
  4. Our operating ratio (operating expenses as a percentage of assets) is consistently under 70 basis points (0.70 percent).
  5. We hold ourselves to the highest reporting standards, including the completion of a SOC 1 Report (SAS 70 Audit), which is exceptional in our industry.

Individuals, families, businesses, professional advisors and foundations grow their giving with Greater Horizons. Nationwide, we’re a leading provider of charitable giving services, and we’d be honored to help you start or continue your charitable legacy. Get started by learning more about us.