Philanthropy


BKD report shows majority of nonprofits saw dip in revenue

A 2021 State of the Nonprofit Sector Report from Missouri-based BKD CPAs & Advisors shows how nonprofit organizations have managed operations during COVID-19. The findings show a majority of nonprofits have increased their services, yet reduced staffing. It also highlights… more

MCC Receives $5 Million from Sunderland Foundation for Three Expansion Projects

The Sunderland Foundation, the region's third-largest, has approved a $5 million grant to support three key expansion projects at Metropolitan Community College. It's the first time the MCC Foundation has received a gift of at least $1 million, and the… more

Hall Family Foundation, BioNexus award $200K

BioNexus KC is awarding $200,000 in regional grants to promote the One Health initiative, which aims to foster animal and human health innovation. Four researchers each will receive a $50,000 grant. The funding is part of a $750,000 grant that… more

Veterans Community Project raising money for new campus

An increase in those seeking services through local nonprofit Veterans Community Project has further fueled the organization's $10 million capital campaign for a Veterans Navigation Campus facility. Funds acquired through the campaign are said to be used to expand and… more

2020 Philanthropist of the Year: John Sherman

Swinging for the Fences Long before he led the effort to keep the Royals an amenity to benefit all of Kansas City, John Sherman was focused on using philanthropy to help the truly disadvantaged level their own playing fields. Many… more

2020 Corporate Champions: Business at Its Best

The World Giving Index ranks Americans as by far the most generous givers in the world. But it’s not all from the individual; American business is uniquely charitable, as well. And you’ll see that attribute o display each year with… more

2020 Philanthropy Industry Outlook

A world in turmoil. A major recovery. But an uneven application of that reprieve. That may be the most positive spin one could put on the events of 2020, which have assaulted the entire planet, the nation and the KC… more

Transitions 2020: Philanthropic Strategies

In the Hare and the Tortoise world of business ownership, there are darn few spring chickens. The average age of an entrepreneur at start-up is generally pegged at 42, so even if the venture generates strong growth within five or… more

Local children’s nonprofit moves, opens new facility

The Children’s Place will formally open its new building on Monday — a move the nonprofit said will let it serve 30% more children and families. The nonprofit will celebrate the opening of its new building at 6401 Rockhill Road in… more

Three metro counties noted among most generous in state

Area counties comprising the Kansas City metro were found to be among the most generous in Missouri, according to a recent study by Smart Asset. Platte, Jackson and Clay counties were noted among the Top 10 most generous in Missouri,… more