Gifts That Make An Impact Now

If you would like to make dance accessible to everyone today, consider the giving options below — many of which have financial and personal benefits to you.

Donate Now
To support Kansas City Ballet’s current work, make a gift online or by mail to 500 W Pershing Road, Kansas City MO 64108.
Recommend a grant now from your donor-advised fund

You can use your donor-advised fund (DAF) to make a one-time gift, or to create a recurring monthly or quarterly gift for even more impact.

You can conveniently initiate a grant from your DAF using the link below. Simply type in the name of your fund sponsor and the system will prompt you through the process.


Memorial or Tribute Gift

When you honor someone special with a memorial or tribute gift, you’re expressing your love, admiration, and gratitude in one of the most meaningful ways there is. Your gift will honor your loved one, create a lasting tribute, and share your passion for dance.

Gifts of Appreciated Securities

You can use stocks, bonds, and mutual funds that have appreciated in value to support our shared vision. You may receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full market value of the stock (up to a maximum of 30% of your adjusted gross income) and avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the value of the stock. For more information to transfer, please download this pdf.

Matching Gift Opportunities

Sponsor a Matching Gift Challenge

Would you like to maximize the impact of your giving and encourage other supporters to mobilize on behalf of Kansas City Ballet? Consider sponsoring a matching gift challenge. Donate a pool of funds to KCB, from which we will match any donation made within a given period of time. In this way, you can double the impact of your giving.

Matching Gift From Your Employer

Did you know that many employers will match gifts for employees, employees’ spouses, and retirees? Your company may also match your volunteer hours. Check with your human resources department about this opportunity and what forms you may need to complete.

Qualified Charitable Distribution

You can transfer funds from your IRA directly to Kansas City Ballet. This is an effective way to have an immediate impact and ensure world-class dance performances in our city. Here’s how it works:

  • You must be 70 ½ or older.
  • An individual may transfer up to a total of $100,000 per year and a married couple may give up to $200,000 to all organizations.
  • Your gift must be transferred directly from the IRA account to Kansas City Ballet.
  • Your gift is a transfer of funds from your IRA to Kansas City Ballet, so it does not count as income for the year.
  • If you are 72 and older, the transfer of funds counts towards your annual Required Minimum Distribution from your IRA.

You can download a sample letter for your IRA administrator here to start the distribution process. You may also be able to request a qualified charitable distribution through your online account portal.

Please note: If you are still working and contributing to a retirement account, this gift could impact your taxable income. Please consult a qualified advisor before making a gift.

The Impact of Your Giving


inspires local school children with the power of dance

With this gift, you give 125 students the opportunity to attend a matinee performance of The Nutcracker or other classic and contemporary ballets.

provides a Trainee scholarship and housing allowance

You support a talented aspiring dancer joining the Kansas City Ballet School’s Trainee Program with tuition and housing for an entire year.

funds a permanent investment in KC Ballet

A gift of this size creates a perpetual fund in your name to ensure the dancers receive critical resources for generations to come.

*Please note that these examples are for illustration purposes only and actual gift amounts may differ.
Please contact our team to see the impact you can make possible.

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