1. Education
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    Education

    Ewing Kauffman believed that youth prepared to succeed in college will go on to lead productive, economically independent lives. In carrying out Mr. Kauffman's legacy, our education work focuses on access to high quality public school options and postsecondary opportunities intended to improve academic and life outcomes for lower income urban students in Kansas City.
  2. Entrepreneurship
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    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
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    Kansas City

    Ewing Kauffman saw Kansas City as a place brimming with possibilities — a place with uncommon potential.

    We honor his legacy by supporting strategic initiatives that contribute to the vibrancy and national relevance of our community.

Recent Activity

MARCH 16, 2017

"Zero Barriers to Startup"

Victor Hwang, Kauffman Foundation vice president of Entrepreneurship, notes the contributions entrepreneurs make to their communities and invites people to join the Zero Barriers to Startup movement.

MARCH 02, 2017

Zero Barriers at State of Entrepreneurship 2017

See what happens when more than 150 policymakers, entrepreneurs and thought leaders work together to solve challenges facing startups today.

FEBRUARY 16, 2017

2017 State of Entrepreneurship Address

The 8th annual State of Entrepreneurship Address discussed the resurgence of entrepreneurship in the United States, but also that three megatrends must be taken into account to reverse the longer term decline of startups.

FEBRUARY 16, 2017

Entrepreneurship is on the Rise but Long-Term Startup Decline Leaves Millions of Americans Behind

After a long hangover from the Great Recession, entrepreneurship is finally rebounding in the United States, according to the 8th Annual Kauffman Foundation State of Entrepreneurship Address held in Washington today.

FEBRUARY 15, 2017

Kauffman Foundation Vice President to Present Trends Shaping Entrepreneurship to U.S. House Small Business Subcommittee

Victor Hwang will propose a new approach to reversing this decline that focuses on supporting the entrepreneurs who create opportunity, wealth and jobs in the United States.

FEBRUARY 13, 2017

Funding Available for Early Education Providers and Support Organizations in Kansas City

The Early Education Funders Collaborative announced today that it is seeking proposals for projects/programs that improve early education quality and expand access for low-income families and children of color in Kansas City.

FEBRUARY 10, 2017

A Sense of Urgency

Moving beyond ideology is necessary to make sure every moment counts for students who have fallen behind on their path to meaningful, productive and happy futures.

JANUARY 30, 2017

Kauffman Foundation Launches Kansas City Connector Project

The Kansas City Connector Project provides the opportunity to identify and recognize the often-unsung individuals as well as traditional leaders who all have the ability to create and influence change.

JANUARY 20, 2017

Defining Entrepreneurship: From Dataset to Mindset

What is entrepreneurship? It's one word, but can mean something different to many different people. I dive into a few of the different perspectives, and open the discussions to others.

JANUARY 11, 2017

City Year Kansas City

Following a one-year pilot program in two Kansas City schools, City Year Kansas City officially kicked off in five schools in September 2016, making it City Year’s 27th site. The Kauffman Foundation partnered with a coalition of local community supporters to help bring the program to Kansas City.

JANUARY 11, 2017

Kansas City Leadership Cohort

Every Kansas City student deserves a great education. The Kansas City Leadership Cohort (KCLC) is seeking up to 10 instructional leaders who want to learn practice-based instructional strategies to empower leaders to drive teacher and student success. This unique partnership works with Relay Graduate School of Education’s National Principal Academy Fellowship and includes ongoing training back in Kansas City.

JANUARY 09, 2017

Kauffman Foundation Honors Promising Scholars for Ground-Breaking Research in Entrepreneurship

Kauffman Entrepreneurship Scholars Awards inspire young researchers to study entrepreneurship

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