The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation grabbed the top “rising star” ranking in an annual report published Thursday on America’s 400 largest public charities.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy analyzed a 25-year history of private donations to nonprofits and found that the Kansas City foundation rose in a ranking from No. 400 in 1991 to No. 56 on the 2015 list in terms of annual support. That leap in rank was the biggest among the 400 organizations studied.
The Kansas City community foundation holds total assets of more than $2.15 billion. It’s the fourth-largest community foundation nationally.