The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation is one of the most well-respected, knowledgeable leaders on charitable giving in the nation. We aim to make giving convenient and efficient for donors, helping them maximize their giving through charitable giving accounts, also known as donor-advised funds.
Mission – The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation is a public charity under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). Our mission is to improve the quality of life in Greater Kansas City by increasing charitable giving, educating and connecting donors to community needs they care about, and leading on critical community issues.
Our vision is bold: A world free of MS. We mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS.
The National MS Society educates, inspires and empowers those affected by multiple sclerosis. We break down barriers—both physical and emotional—in the home, in the workplace and in the community. We build confidence that people with MS can live the best possible lives as individuals, as family members, as employees and as members of the larger community. No other local MS organization provides the breadth and depth of services or involves more people in the movement toward a world free of MS.
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.
The Head for the Cure Foundation mission is to raise awareness and funding to inspire hope for the community of brain cancer patients, their families, friends, caregivers and other supporters, while celebrating their courage, spirit and energy.
The first Head for the Cure 5K was held in Kansas City in 2003. There are now events in 15 cities across the country!
Every day in this country, 1,900 children become victims of abuse or neglect, and four of them will die. Every day. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children is a network of 951 community-based programs that recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities. Volunteer advocates—empowered directly by the courts—offer judges the critical information they need to ensure that each child’s rights and needs are being attended to while in foster care. Volunteers stay with children until they are placed in loving permanent homes. For many abused children, a CASA volunteer is the only constant adult presence in their lives.
Special Olympics Kansas is dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports competitions, health and nutrition programs and leadership development. Offering year-round initiatives to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, Special Olympics Kansas is a platform for acceptance and inclusion as well as one of the largest advocates for healthy lifestyles in the state – regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or cultural differences. The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Helping families cope with the financial burdens of a colon cancer diagnosis and spreading awareness of the symptoms of colon cancer and the importance of early detection.
Cross-Lines was built on a simple idea — that poverty borne problems could be answered best by looking to the community for solutions and working together to tackle them. In 1963 a group of ministers and concerned citizens joined together to improve the plight of the poor. Under their leadership they created a legacy of programs that have positively impacted the lives of thousands of needy people. For 50 years Cross-Lines Community Outreach, supported by a network of businesses, churches and individuals, has provided a daily source of assistance for at-risk families, the elderly and individuals.
Opal’s Embrace is a non-profit charitable organization that is committed to working with families with young children. Research tells us that the first five years in a young child’s life has a big impact on how they develop. This organization helps and supports families with young children so that optimal growth and development can occur in the lives of young children.
The Thomas P. O’Sullivan IV Foundation was established to honor this special man and to celebrate his life’s work of harmonizing mind, heart, spirit and body. This non-profit organization provides funding for research, education, advocacy, prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer.
We have many advisors who serve in positions of leadership on homeowners associations and various boards, as well as church leadership committees. Several advisors are active in community sporting clubs.
Entities listed above are separate from LPL Financial.