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.
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 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.

AUGUST 04, 2014

Exploring the Intersection of Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy

This new book is the outcome of a collaboration among three researchers who had experiences with entrepreneurship and philanthropy – including the inspiration of Ewing Marion Kauffman.

AUGUST 01, 2014

Only Two Weeks Left to Apply for ‘Get in the Ring: The American Startup Clash’

U.S. entrepreneurs have until August 15 to enter the pitch competition presented by the Kauffman Foundation and sponsored by Sprint.

JULY 24, 2014

Kauffman Founders School Presents Nine-Part Series on Leadership and Motivation for Entrepreneurs

Best-selling business author Daniel Pink sheds new light on the art and science of motivation and how entrepreneurs can leverage these insights to be more effective leaders.

JULY 23, 2014

On The Hill: Startup Visas Can Positively Impact the Economy

Dane Stangler and Jason Wiens explain how a startup visa could create up to 1.6 million jobs and boost the economy by up to 1.5 percent.

JULY 21, 2014

Non-Competes Can be Non-Starters, According to New Kauffman Policy Digest

State enforcement of non-compete agreements restricts highly skilled workers from moving in and out of new jobs and/or from starting their own businesses.


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