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.
JANUARY 22, 2015

New Kauffman Policy Digest Highlights Immigration Policy Innovations at the Federal, State and Local Levels

A Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship Policy Digest looks at policy ideas at the federal, state and local levels for how to capture the economic benefits and growth that come from entrepreneurial immigrants.

JANUARY 21, 2015

Startup Expert Brad Feld Advises Entrepreneurs How to Build a Powerful Board in New Kauffman Founders School Series

A Kauffman Founders School video series featuring Brad Feld teaches entrepreneurs how to build and configure boards that help their companies thrive.

JANUARY 20, 2015

On the Radio: Dane Stangler Discusses Age and Entrepreneurship

Two national radio programs recently featured Kauffman Foundation Vice President of Research & Policy Dane Stangler for his expertise on the relationship between age and entrepreneurship.

JANUARY 16, 2015

Snowflake Entrepreneurs

Every entrepreneur is a little different, and some are very different. Given the uniqueness of any given venture, Chris Jackson explores what we mean when we say "entrepreneur."

JANUARY 14, 2015

On Real Clear Markets: It’s Time to Revive U.S. Entrepreneurship

Kauffman Foundation Vice President of Research & Policy Dane Stangler explains why the U.S. needs an entrepreneurial renewal and offers four things policymakers can do to help lead the way.

JANUARY 12, 2015

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Committees Getting Organized

Last week marked the official beginning of the 114th Congress. This week, a number of committees hold organizational meetings to determine subcommittee structure and assignments as well as adopt rules that dictate the formal procedures the committee follows. Once these are determined, committee will begin holding hearings on a regular basis. One hearing slated to take place on the House side this week is in the Ways and Means Committee, now led by Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) who moves over from his role as chair of the House Budget Committee in the 113th Congress.

JANUARY 12, 2015

South Dakota Tops List of State Policy Environments for Entrepreneurs

When asked what policymakers can do most for entrepreneurs, sometimes the response has been "get out of the way." That seems to be the overarching message of the latest report from the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council.

JANUARY 08, 2015

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Announces $2.5 Million in New Investments to Support Education Opportunities for Kansas City-Area Students

The Kauffman Foundation announces a set of new investments totaling $2.5 million to provide greater numbers of Kansas City-area students with incentives and opportunities to reach high levels of educational achievement.

JANUARY 05, 2015

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

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announced today the recipient of the 2015 Ewing Marion Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research and the recipients of the 2015 Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship.

JANUARY 05, 2015

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: 114th Congress Begins

Today, members of Congress return to Washington--or in some cases, move in for the first time. The 114th Congress will formally be sworn in tomorrow and bring in a much-discussed Republican majority to the Senate while strengthening its hold on the House. Between the formal swearing in ceremony and some housekeeping issues, there aren't many committee hearings anticipated (a full schedule for the House has yet to be released).

DECEMBER 19, 2014

On Inc: Women Founders Benefit from Crowdfunding

Alicia Robb, Kauffman Foundation senior fellow, discusses success stories of women who have used crowdfunding, elements to be wary of, and the benefits of crowdfunding for women entrepreneurs, especially those in male-dominated industries.

DECEMBER 16, 2014

Kauffman's Trending Topics in 2014: Entrepreneurship Education, Startup Ecosystems, K-12 Teacher Development and Baseball

2014 has been another year of prolific online content distribution for the Kauffman Foundation, which annually assesses what topics net the most attention as one way to gauge priorities among its entrepreneurship and youth education audiences.

DECEMBER 15, 2014

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Government Funding Bill Passes

Over the weekend, the U.S. Senate passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill to temporarily fund the federal government--without taking action against President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration. The move comes just ahead of the formal conclusion of the 113th Congress. Members of the House left Washington late last week after passing the funding bill and the Senate is expected to wrap things up later today. The 114th Congress is scheduled to convene on January 6, 2015.

DECEMBER 15, 2014

4 Data Science Insights from Facebook Headquarters

Kauffman Research Analyst Arnobio Morelix shares insights from data science conference at Facebook headquarters.

DECEMBER 12, 2014

Occupations vs. Jobs, Part II

Senior Analyst Christopher Laubenthal takes a deeper dive on the difference between jobs and occupations, and how each changes (or doesn't) over time.


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