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 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.

JULY 14, 2014

Energizing Health Collaboration Series | Pittsburgh | Building Bridges: Beyond Patient Engagement

This event features panel discussions to further a collective understanding of the patient engagement space from a business, design, and engineering perspective.

JULY 10, 2014

New 'Founder Genius' Videos Feature Insights from Big Omaha Entrepreneurs

New Kauffman Founders School videos address issues such as “how to manage cofounder relationships,” “how to divide equity in your company” and “how to find your target customer.”

JULY 01, 2014

Now is the Time to ‘Get in the Ring’: Pitch Competition Application Opens for U.S. Entrepreneurs

Applications are now open for U.S. entrepreneurs to compete in the second annual Get in the Ring: The American Startup Clash competition.

JUNE 30, 2014

Kauffman Founders School Live Presents ‘Getting to WOW’ with Serial Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist Bill Reichert

Silicon Valley venture capitalist Bill Reichert shares new rules for successful innovation and entrepreneurship at a free Kauffman Founders School Live presentation on July 2.

JUNE 29, 2014

Kauffman Founders School LIVE with Anita Newton at Maker Faire KC

Kauffman Founders School contributor and marketing expert Anita Newton shares her expertise at Maker Faire Kansas City.

JUNE 28, 2014

Maker Faire: Kansas City

This family-friendly event at historic Union Station demonstrates what and how people are inventing, making and creating.

JUNE 27, 2014

Kauffman Grant Boosts Journalism at KCUR

This new grant will give public radio station KCUR-FM resources for another major investment in its local news staff.


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