Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation is a community foundation that seeks to improve the quality of life in Greater Kansas City by increasing charitable giving, connecting donors to community needs they care about, and leading on critical community issues. The foundation manages more than $1 billion in assets and houses more than 3,000 charitable funds established by individuals, families and businesses to support the charitable causes that are important to them. Since its inception, the foundation has provided more than $1.5 billion in grants.
The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation supports a broad range of non-profit organizations in the Kansas City area, including several organizations that advance STEM education. One such organization is Science Pioneers, which creates innovative and supportive education activities that encourage the youth of Kansas City to understand and use science and critical thinking in their careers and everyday life. The foundation also supports the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, which is a community of professionals committed to excellence in the education of highly qualified students in osteopathic medicine, the biosciences, bioethics and the health professions. Through life-long learning, research and service, KCUMB challenges faculty, staff, students and alumni to improve the well-being of the diverse community it serves.