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Youth Advisory Council: Student Philanthropists Hard at Work

Youth Advisory Council members have had a busy summer. Teams of students have been reviewing grants from local nonprofits and making on-site visits to learn more about the programs that would be supported by grant funding from Truman Heartland.

Give Smart: Support the Grants Program and Help Local Nonprofits

Donor advised fundholders have the special opportunity to contribute to the impact of our annual grants cycle and help fill the funding gap for local nonprofits

Power of Community: Bringing Care to Local Families

This year, the community rallied behind Children’s Mercy once again as they embarked on an exciting expansion project to meet the growing needs of families in Eastern Jackson County.
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Simplify Your Recordkeeping with a Donor Advised Fund

No one wants to be audited by the IRS, but if it happens, you’ll be at an advantage if you’ve made charitable contributions through a Donor Advised Fund.
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Double Your Impact with a Give it Twice Trust

Commonly referred to as a “Give it Twice” Trust, a Testamentary Charitable Remainder Unitrust is an excellent way to include both family and charity in your legacy planning. These trusts can help you spread out an inheritance to your heirs over many years, reduce estate and income taxes, while leaving a significant legacy to your favorite charity.
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Boomers Get Connected to Volunteer Opportunities

Through partnerships with local and region organizations, the Community for All Ages Coalition has developed ways to utilize the talent, time and energy of our community’s new retirees.
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Celebrating This Year’s YAC Graduates

On May 9th, Truman Heartland’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC) senior members and their parents joined Foundation staff and Board members to celebrate their impending graduation and share memories from their time on the council.
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Private Foundations and Donor Advised Funds At a Glance

Interested in putting more structure and planning into your charitable giving? While a private foundation may be a good fit for some individuals, more people are finding that a Donor Advised Fund is a better way to meet their charitable goals.
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Use Your RMD for Good and Avoid Income Tax

If you’re looking for a way to lower your taxable income, utilizing your IRA Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) for charitable giving may be the best option for you.
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YAC Students Collect 40,000+ Items at Fill Those Trucks

On Saturday, April 6, students in the Youth Advisory Council (YAC) of Truman Heartland Community Foundation collected more than 40,000 items at their 6th Annual Fill Those Trucks Food Drive.

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