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.

Recent Activity

MAY 27, 2016

Save a Little, Gain a Lot: Cultivating College-Saver Identities

Children's Savings Accounts have been shown to promote college-savings identities among students and families. Melinda Lewis, Associate Professor of Practice at the University of Kansas, shares information about using these accounts as a tool for postsecondary attainment.

MAY 26, 2016

Good Reads: Communities Schools Race

Aaron North offers three suggested readings on community ownership in public education.

MAY 25, 2016

Women and Entrepreneurship: A Blog Anthology

Kauffman Foundation bloggers have written extensively about women entrepreneurs in-depth. Review this anthology of posts on the subject.

MAY 25, 2016

Are Tech Companies Ahead of the Curve on Parental Leave?

Major tech companies like Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter have recently given generous parental leave to their employees. But is it economically easier for tech companies, which are predominantly male, to offer generous parental leave packages given men are less likely to take parental leave?

MAY 23, 2016

Entrepreneurship and the American Idea

Kauffman's Dane Stangler explores the idea of entrepreneurship and the American Idea, in preparation for our celebration of 250 years of innovation in the U.S.

MAY 23, 2016

How Ready is your City for the Digital Economy?

Most city leaders realize their cities are not prepared for the next wave of the digital economy, but few of them know what to do next.

MAY 23, 2016

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Sharing Economy & Modernizing the Tax Code

The rise of sharing economy startups like TaskRabbit, Uber and Airbnb have not only changed how consumer buy services, but also how workers provide those services. This week, the House Small Business Committee holds a two-part hearing on how the tax code treats those workers and how it might be modernized. Witnesses from TaskRabbit and the IRS join tax policy and trade association voices.

MAY 19, 2016

The End of the Slump: U.S. Entrepreneurial Growth Rebounds, Says First-ever Kauffman Index of Growth Entrepreneurship

More startups and established businesses are growing quicker than in recent years but entrepreneurial growth is still in a long-term decline

MAY 19, 2016

Collaboration and Creativity in Funding Early Education

Whitney Hosty, senior philanthropic advisor at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, discusses ways in which donors can contribute to improving early education in our community.

MAY 17, 2016

2016 High School Seniors are Reaching Higher

Each spring, Kauffman Scholars celebrates Decision Day, in which graduating seniors are recognized for making their final college selection.

MAY 16, 2016

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Access to Capital

The HALOS (Help Angels Lead Our Startups) Act isn't the only piece of legislation aiming to increase the amount of money available to entrepreneurs as they start and scale new businesses. This week, the House Committee on Financial Services examines the current competitiveness of U.S. capital markets and regulatory burdens impact capital formation, job creation and economic growth.

MAY 16, 2016

Today’s Changes to the Rules for JOBS Act

Stemming from the 2012 Jumpstart our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, SEC regulations take effect today. However, it appears work still needs to be done. At the Angel Capital Association Summit in Philadelphia last week, I talked to investors about a bill moving swiftly through Congress to remove an unintended consequence of today’s new rules.

MAY 13, 2016

Three Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About and Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship

Kauffman researcher Arnobio Morelix shares three facts you (probably) didn't know about venture capital and entrepreneurship

MAY 13, 2016

Expanding Latino Entrepreneurship Research

Backgrounds, business models and available financing vary greatly—as does the challenges and opportunities of Latino entrepreneurs depending on geographic location.

MAY 12, 2016

The Future of School: Innovation, Community, Kansas City

With a relentless focus on families and students, Matt Candler, Founder and CEO of 4.0 Schools, discusses their partnership with The Lean Lab to bring new opportunities for education innovation to Kansas City.

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