1. Education


    Our founder believed that youth who are prepared to succeed in college will go on to lead productive, economically independent lives. In carrying out Ewing Kauffman’s legacy, our K-12 education efforts focus heavily on helping underserved urban students achieve academic and life success.
  2. Entrepreneurship


    Entrepreneurs are critical to the long-term health and prosperity of our economy and society. We work to advance entrepreneurship education and training efforts, to promote entrepreneurship-friendly policies, and to further understand what new firms need to start and grow.
  3. Kansas City

    Kansas City

    From our home in Kansas City, we work on initiatives that reach into our neighborhoods and around the world. In addition to our local education and entrepreneurship work, we also support important civic causes and institutions that help make our community a better place to live, work, and play.
SEPTEMBER 02, 2014

Final Three Judges Named for ‘Get in the Ring: The North American Startup Clash,’ Hosted by the Kauffman Foundation

Three esteemed entrepreneurial leaders have been named to complete the judging panels for the “Get in the Ring: The North American Startup Clash” pitch competition.

AUGUST 28, 2014

A Case for Sending Founders Back to School

Wendy Torrance, director of Entrepreneurship at the Foundation, says that for most entrepreneurs, building and sustaining a business involves constant learning.

AUGUST 27, 2014

Behind the Scenes at TEDxKC

A Kauffman Foundation video goes behind the scenes at TEDxKC to follow Jase Wilson, winner of the 2014 TEDxKC Challenge to present an idea with the power to change the narrative in Kansas City.

AUGUST 17, 2014

Is the Data on Fading Entrepreneurship the Full Story?

Kauffman's Dane Stangler and Jordan Bell-Masterson encourage deeper examination of entrepreneurship activity and trends to understand what’s behind recent data.

AUGUST 14, 2014

International Panel of High-Profile Judges Assembled for ‘Get in the Ring: The North American Startup Clash’

Two knock-out panels of international entrepreneurs and business leaders are taking shape to judge the final rounds of “Get in the Ring: The North American Startup Clash.”

AUGUST 14, 2014

Examining Pluses and Minuses and Non-Compete Agreements

Dane Stangler, Kauffman Foundation vice president of Research & Policy, explores the benefits and downfalls of non-compete laws on entrepreneurial activity.

AUGUST 13, 2014

Kauffman Foundation Announces 2014 Recipients of Junior Faculty Fellowship Grants

Learn more about the recipients of the Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research (KJFF).

AUGUST 09, 2014


In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, selforganized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

AUGUST 07, 2014

Insights on the Next American Economy

The Roosevelt Institute's Next American Economy project identifies the trends and challenges that will shape our economy in the next twenty-five years to better inform the policy decisions we must make today.

AUGUST 06, 2014

Is 1 Million Cups in Your City?

The national network of 1 Million Cups communities has reached an impressive milestone: It is now in 50 cities nationwide.

AUGUST 05, 2014

Why VCs Get Rich, Even When They Make Bad Investments

Are venture capital firms coming up short in terms of their returns to investors? Foundation senior fellow Diane Mulcahy thinks so, and the data supports her view.


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