1. Education


    Ewing Kauffman believed that youth who are prepared for post-secondary success go on to lead productive, economically independent lives. In carrying out Mr. Kauffman's legacy, our education efforts focus heavily on helping underserved urban students in the Kansas City metropolitan area, primarily in the urban core, 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. We support important civic causes that enrich our community and improve the quality of life for all residents.
OCTOBER 30, 2014

Highlights from Talk, Read, Play Community Conversation at the Kauffman Foundation

Kansas City Mayor Sly James, through Turn the Page KC and in collaboration with The Family Conservancy convened a community conversation at the Kauffman Foundation aimed at elevating the “Talk, Read, Play” campaign.

OCTOBER 30, 2014

Global Entrepreneurship Week Unveils List of Innovative New Startups

‘GEW 50’ demonstrates that entrepreneurship is more than mobile apps

OCTOBER 29, 2014

‘Art of Startup Finance’ Delivers Tools to Help Entrepreneurs Manage and Build Their Companies

New Kauffman Founders School series offers insights and practical advice from serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist Bill Reichert.

OCTOBER 27, 2014

How Much Does Coding Literacy Matter

Code--the lingua franca of the technology generation.

OCTOBER 23, 2014

Two Final Rounds of ‘Get in the Ring: The North American Startup Clash’ to be Livestreamed

Startup fans will have a ringside view of founders competing in the first-ever “Get in the Ring: The North American Startup Clash” pitch competition on Nov. 6 and 7, 2014.

OCTOBER 21, 2014

Chicago Ideas Week #IdeasChat

Join the Kauffman Foundation (@KauffmanFDN) and Chicago Ideas Week (@chicagoideas) for its first CIW #IdeasChat via Twitter.

OCTOBER 15, 2014

Inc 500/5000 Conference 2014

This annual conference brings the nation’s brightest, most successful business minds together to celebrate the achievements of companies that appear on Inc. magazine’s ranking of America’s fastest-growing privately held companies.

OCTOBER 15, 2014

2014 Mayors Conference

Mayors and entrepreneurship experts convene to share best practices about promoting startup activity and to discuss ways to encourage entrepreneurship in their cities.

OCTOBER 14, 2014

KC Education Speaker Series: Richard Whitmire

The author of "On the Rocketship: How Top Charter Schools are Pushing the Envelope," examines the rise and expansion of charter school network in this talk at the Kansas City Public Library.

OCTOBER 13, 2014

Chicago Ideas Week

The Foundation is proud to sponsor Chicago Ideas Week, which brings together hundreds of the world’s brightest thought leaders to inspire, connect and activate the city of Chicago and beyond.

OCTOBER 07, 2014

UP America Summit

The Kauffman Foundation is proud to sponsor the UP America Summit, which brings together top startup community leaders from North America to build ideas, discuss future visions and share experiences.


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