1. 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


    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. We support important civic causes that enrich our community and improve the quality of life for all residents.
MARCH 31, 2015

Kauffman Founders School Twitter Chat | Starting Up: What You Need to Know

Join Kauffman Founders School and the U.S. Small Business Administration to discuss tools, resources, and opportunities available to budding entrepreneurs.

MARCH 27, 2015

On Governing: Measuring Entrepreneurship Can Be Tricky

In this post on Governing.com, Kauffman Foundation researchers explain how city leaders can see past cultural buzz to get an accurate measure of their entrepreneurial ecosystems.

MARCH 25, 2015

1 Million Cups City Spotlight: Des Moines

Kauffman researcher Colin Tomkins-Bergh explores what's brewing in 1 Million Cups Des Moines, Iowa.

MARCH 24, 2015

Innovation Series: The Rising Costs of Invention

Kauffman researcher Jordan Bell-Masterson explores how invention is getting more complex, and therefore more costly, over time.

MARCH 23, 2015

Multidisciplinary Approach to Economic Success

Kauffman researcher Alex Krause reviews the TI:GER program out of Georgia Tech. The TI:GER program seeks to help educate scholars in higher education on the commercialization of university research.

MARCH 23, 2015

Call for Proposals, Entrepreneurial Dynamics: Evidence from the Kauffman Firm Survey

The Kauffman Foundation is pleased to announce a special conference to bring together researchers using the Kauffman Firm Survey (KFS) and highlight new KFS research.

MARCH 23, 2015

Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2015 Comes to a Close

It is a fairly common refrain that "entrepreneurship is messy." Last week's Global Entrepreneurship Congress reminded us of this -- from entrepreneurs sharing stories of repeated failures before pivoting toward success to policymakers searching for an elusive roadmap to strengthen their entrepreneurial ecosystems.

MARCH 23, 2015

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: The Internet of Things

This week, members of Congress get an up-close look at the Internet of Things with a showcase and committee hearing that examine the benefits of connected devices while exploring security and privacy issues as the global market doubles in the next five years.

MARCH 20, 2015

Reworking Occupational Licensing

See how occupational licensing shackles labor mobility, and what tools policymakers have available to undo these negative effects.

MARCH 20, 2015

Kauffman Foundation Provides 4,000 Royals Tickets for Kansas City Youth to ‘Root, Root, Root for the Home Team’

Representatives of Kansas City’s youth-focused nonprofits attended the inaugural Royals Ticket Giveaway event in which the Kauffman Foundation distributed approximately 4,000 baseball tickets for the upcoming season.

MARCH 18, 2015

"Cracking the Code"

Amy Wilkinson, author of "The Creator's Code," describes key characteristics of today’s leading entrepreneurs.

MARCH 18, 2015

New Kauffman Sketchbook Illustrates the Six Essential Skills of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs

Amy Wilkinson, author of "The Creator’s Code," shares skills that the creators of game-changing companies such as Chipotle, Dropbox and eBay have used to build their enterprises.

MARCH 18, 2015

Alternative Theories for Rising College Tuition: State Funding and Competition

Kauffman researcher Josh Russell explores the effects of decreased state funding and increased competition on college tuition.

MARCH 17, 2015

Kauffman @ SXSW: 4 Insights from the Fastest Growing Companies in America

Kauffman researcher Arnobio Morelix presents research findings about fastest growing companies in the U.S. at SXSW

MARCH 17, 2015

Kauffman Foundation Launches Online Resource For Education Leadership Positions in Kansas City

Kauffman’s “Brighter Futures” initiative helps local organizations and schools attract outcomes-driven educators


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