How to Contribute

No matter what method you use to make your gift, we ensure that support reaches the organizations that mean the most to you.



Make checks payable to the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City.

Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City
5801 W. 115th Street, Suite 104
Overland Park, KS 66211

Stock or Mutual Fund Shares

Donating appreciated securities often allows donors to make a bigger philanthropic impact, and to receive greater tax advantages than donating cash or selling the stock and donating the proceeds. By donating appreciated securities, you bypass capital gains tax and may deduct the fair market value of your gift.

To make a stock gift, fill out our online form or contact Kevin Taylor at (913) 327-8245.

Credit Card

Making an online gift to the Foundation is quick, safe and secure. Please note that the charge may take a few days to appear in the account once processed. Tax receipts will reference the Jewish Community Foundation.

Make an online credit card gift or call (913) 327-8245. Please note that credit card fees (approximately 3%) will be charged to the recipient fund.

Wire Transfers

You may make a contribution via a direct bank wire to the Foundation. Please fill out this form to receive an email with routing instructions.

Real Estate, Partnerships and Other Business-Related Assets

Real estate, partnerships or other business-related interests are excellent ways to unlock the full appraised value of a property, allow for significant tax and economic advantages, and donate to worthy causes. The Foundation can help you structure a charitable gift of a vacation home, an investment property, land, or commercial or residential real estate.

By donating these assets, you bypass capital gains and may deduct the fair market value of your gift. The proceeds can be distributed to a fund or supporting foundation. Property may also be used to fund a charitable remainder trust, which produces lifetime income for the donor or his/her designee.

To explore gifts of these asset types, please contact Kevin Taylor, Chief Financial Officer, or call (913) 327-8245.

Insurance Policies and Retirement Plans

Life insurance is an excellent and affordable way to endow a specific program or interest in the community. You can name the Jewish Community Foundation as the beneficiary of all or a percentage of your life insurance proceeds. Alternatively, you may name the Foundation as both the owner and beneficiary of an existing or new policy. This will make you eligible to claim an income tax deduction for each premium payment you contribute.

IRAs, Keogh plans, 401(k) and other qualified retirement plans are subject to significant taxes, including estate and income taxes. However, if the Jewish Community Foundation is named as a death beneficiary of your plan, taxes on the contributed amount are avoided and the entire balance can be put to use in support of charitable causes. Because of the associated tax consequences, your retirement plan may be the very best asset you have to fund charitable gift.

For more information on gifts of life insurance and retirement plans contact Josh Stein at (913) 327-8122.

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