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Generosity Filled the Gap – 2022 Grants

Private giving for the public good. That’s the THCF tagline. And every year, that is exactly what your Community Foundation strives to do. We work with fundholders, big and small, to help them support the charities and causes near and dear to their hearts. This year, even with the markets being less than ideal, the generosity of our communities has been impressive. And we aren’t even into the traditional “season of giving” yet!
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Year-End is Coming

November has crept through the door, and we didn’t even notice. With the holiday season just weeks away, your Community Foundation is gearing up for a busy fourth quarter. We typically see the highest number of fund contributions during the last two months of the year.
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Life Insurance as a Charitable Asset

Using life insurance as part of your estate planning is common. Life insurance is one of the most efficient assets for individuals to leave their families when they pass. Other assets, such as IRAs, have significant tax consequences for heirs and are often left to charities since they don’t take a tax hit. However, many people don’t consider using their life insurance as a charitable asset. Have you?
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Behind the Scenes Wrap-up

A few times a year, Truman Heartland fundholders receive a special invitation to go Behind the Scenes at a local nonprofit around town. We visit all kinds of different organizations to learn about what new projects they are working on and how their work creates positive change in our communities.
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Big Brothers Big Sisters Needs YOU!

Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City (BBBSKC) works to clear the path to a child's biggest possible future by matching them with a caring adult mentor in a one-to-one friendship. "Bigs" help "Littles" ignite, empower, and defend their potential by standing with them.
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Give Smart - Youth-Driven Grantmaking

As part of their grant review process, Youth Advisory Council (YAC) students plan visits to some of the nonprofits that have submitted youth-focused grant proposals to the Foundation.
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Planned Giving. No Zombies.

Although it's October and Halloween is just around the corner, this is no ghost story. We don't have a secret magic potion to reanimate the dead, so they can continue supporting their favorite charities and causes
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Event – Celebrating Citizens

Sponsored by Centerpoint Medical Center, the Toast of Our Towns annual Citizens' Reception is a private event where local Mayors introduce their Citizen of the Year to a select group of Foundation friends, volunteers, and partners.
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Feature - A Leaders Perspective

Youth Advisory Council (YAC) members are back at school and looking for new members to join their teams. We recently spoke to our Team Leaders at their monthly meeting about why YAC is a worthwhile community initiative, and here is what some of these future community leaders had to say...
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Giving Crypto

Markets are down across the board, and that includes cryptocurrency. With this in mind, you may not be thinking about a Bitcoin or Ethereum donation today.

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