1. Education
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    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
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    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
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    Kansas City

    Ewing Kauffman saw Kansas City as a place brimming with possibilities — a place with uncommon potential.

    We honor his legacy by supporting strategic initiatives that contribute to the vibrancy and national relevance of our community.

Recent Activity

JANUARY 11, 2017

City Year Kansas City

Following a one-year pilot program in two Kansas City schools, City Year Kansas City officially kicked off in five schools in September 2016, making it City Year’s 27th site. The Kauffman Foundation partnered with a coalition of local community supporters to help bring the program to Kansas City.

JANUARY 11, 2017

Kansas City Leadership Cohort

Every Kansas City student deserves a great education. The Kansas City Leadership Cohort (KCLC) is seeking up to 10 instructional leaders who want to learn practice-based instructional strategies to empower leaders to drive teacher and student success. This unique partnership works with Relay Graduate School of Education’s National Principal Academy Fellowship and includes ongoing training back in Kansas City.

JANUARY 09, 2017

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

Kauffman Entrepreneurship Scholars Awards inspire young researchers to study entrepreneurship

DECEMBER 13, 2016

Grants Designed to Make School Leaders’ Great Ideas Reality

Initial application for 2017 Individual School Grants is now open

DECEMBER 07, 2016

Venture for America Expands to Kansas City

With the support of the Kauffman Foundation, Venture for America will send recent college graduates to contribute to high-growth startups in Kansas City.

DECEMBER 06, 2016

Bridging the Gap Between Families and Schools

Introducing families to the KCPS community helps get students in the schools that fit them best

DECEMBER 06, 2016

Kauffman Foundation to Accept Nominations for Junior Faculty Fellowship Grants

Program will award grants of $35,000 each to seven junior faculty members

DECEMBER 05, 2016

Including People of Color in the Promise of Entrepreneurship

Continued disparity in entrepreneurship among people of color requires understanding of the unique challenges they face and for private and public sectors to broaden entrepreneurial opportunity.

DECEMBER 05, 2016

The 2016 Mayors Conference in 14 Tweets

Read Twitter highlights from the 2016 Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship in St. Petersburg, Florida.

DECEMBER 02, 2016

Is Entrepreneurship the Most Productive Part of our Economy?

This post is a part of a series by the Growthology team, where we take a look at some of the topics discussed in State of the Field, a compilation of knowledge on entrepreneurship research written by the leading experts in the field. This post looks at productivity.

DECEMBER 01, 2016

Kauffman Compilation: Research on Race and Entrepreneurship

This compilationhighlights a range of Kauffman resources that discuss entrepreneurs of color, the particular challenges facing these demographics, and the practical and policy ideas to address them.

DECEMBER 01, 2016

Highlights from the 2016 REER Conference

Recapping the 2016 REER Conference with reports on papers about non-competes, the entrepreneurial mindset, and how tough times shape future entrepreneurs.

NOVEMBER 30, 2016

Kauffman Foundation Awards $4.3 Million in Grants to Organizations that Support Women and Minority Entrepreneurs

Small Business Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet to honor the organizations’ commitment to leveling the field for women and minorities at Kauffman’s Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship

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