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How To Contribute

How We Can Help You

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


  • Credit Card

    Making a credit card 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.

    You may make a credit card contribution online or call (913) 327-8245. Please note that credit card fees (2.5%) will be charged to the recipient fund.

  • Check

    Make checks payable to the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City, and note the desired fund name for deposit.

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

  • 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. Bank fees may apply.

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 the proceeds of a stock sale. By donating publicly traded securities that have appreciated and have been held for more than one year, you bypass capital gains tax and may deduct the fair market value of your gift. The Foundation will sell the securities and deposit them in the fund(s) you designate.

To make a stock gift, fill out our online form or contact Kevin Taylor at (913) 327-8134.

Real Estate, Partnerships and Other Business-Related Assets

Real estate, partnerships or other business-related interests are excellent ways to unlock the full value of an asset, 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. These assets may be used to create a charitable fund at the Foundation. 

To explore gifts of these asset types, please contact Kevin Taylor, Chief Financial Officer, at (913) 327-8134.

Insurance Policies and Retirement Plans

Life insurance is an excellent and affordable way to establish or add to a charitable fund. 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, enabling you to claim an income tax deduction for each premium payment you contribute. A wide variety of tax benefits are available depending on if it's a new or existing policy.

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 an ideal asset to fund a charitable gift. If you are 70 1/2 or older, you can make gifts directly from your IRA through the IRA Charitable Rollover provision.

For more information on gifts of life insurance and retirement plans contact Josh Stein at (913) 327-8121.

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