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

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

NOVEMBER 29, 2016

Policy Changes Needed to Unlock Employment and Entrepreneurial Opportunity for 100 Million Americans with Criminal Records, Kauffman Research Shows

Men of color disproportionately affected by barriers; rethinking occupational licensing policy could counter recidivism, encourage entrepreneurship and boost the American economy

NOVEMBER 29, 2016

How Does Occupational Licensing Affect Employment and Recidivism?

Formerly incarcerated individuals face substantial obstacles to employment when they leave prison, including occupational licensing requirements that exclude those with criminal records from specific professions.

NOVEMBER 28, 2016

Nigeria’s Got Talent! Global Entrepreneurship Week in Lagos, Nigeria

Global Entrepreneurship Week in Lagos, Nigeria. According the the Global Entrepreneurship Index, the strongest asset to Nigeria's entrepreneurship ecosystem is its human capital.

NOVEMBER 22, 2016

Momentum Builds as Community Donates to Kansas City Scholars

Supporting college completion is an investment in the success of our region.

NOVEMBER 21, 2016

Main Street Entrepreneurs are Economic and Community Pillars

This Policy Digest examines how Main Street entrepreneurs tend to have deep roots in their communities and encounter distinct policy challenges.

NOVEMBER 17, 2016

Main Street Entrepreneurship Activity Ramps Up Nationwide and in Most States and Metros

The nation as a whole and most states and metros are experiencing higher rates of small business activity, according to the 2016 Kauffman Index of Main Street Entrepreneurship.

NOVEMBER 17, 2016

Show and Tel (Aviv): A Startup Nation

Israel is known, for good reason, as Startup Nation.

NOVEMBER 16, 2016

Kauffman Foundation Announces KC Accelerator Challenge

Request for Proposals to be issued during Global Entrepreneurship Week to support local venture accelerators

NOVEMBER 15, 2016

Istanbul Explores its Entrepreneurial Future at Global Entrepreneurship Week

Some of the first real human settlements, such as Çatalhöyük, were also some of the first places where dedicated commercial exchange took place.

NOVEMBER 08, 2016

Building Confidence is Crucial

Adjusting to often foreign postsecondary cultural and social environment during the first semester is essential to the success of Kauffman Scholars

NOVEMBER 01, 2016

Collaboration, Not Technology, Spurs Education Data Use

Technology may aid data access, but Jeff Wayman finds data use comes from engagement on immediately releveant problems

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