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.
NOVEMBER 21, 2014

How to Make Cities Entrepreneurial

In this Forbes.com blog post, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Dane Stangler, who leads the Kauffman Foundation’s Research and Policy program, highlight key themes that arose out of the 2014 Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship that focused on the maker movement.

NOVEMBER 19, 2014

Women's Entrepreneurship Has Potential to Create Tailwind for U.S. Economic Growth

The future of American growth is in the hands of women, says a new Kauffman Foundation study released on Women's Entrepreneurship Day during Global Entrepreneurship Week.

NOVEMBER 19, 2014

Bring Out the NETS to Capture Business level Data

Kauffman Foundation Research Director E.J. Reedy discusses why NETS is a great resource for scholars needing annual employment and revenue information on private businesses in the United States over time.

NOVEMBER 19, 2014

Sources of Economic Hope: Women's Entrepreneurship

In 1948, the gap in labor force participation between American men and women was 54 percentage points—only one-third of American women were officially counted as in the labor force.

NOVEMBER 18, 2014

States Find Their Own Way to Use Education Data in Research

Senior Data Analyst Christopher Laubenthal highlights several states finding efficiencies partnering with researchers to improve understanding of their education systems.

NOVEMBER 18, 2014

Renowned Presentation Coach Offers Tips and Techniques for Mastering the Q&A Session

Kauffman Founders School Live offers "Q&A: Mastering the Unpredictable" a free, livestreamed presentation on Nov. 19, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. EST.

NOVEMBER 17, 2014

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

NOVEMBER 17, 2014

TWIEP: Disaster Tax Relief for Small Businesses Leads Slow Week

Hearing on disaster tax relief for small businesses and individuals leads a slow week in Congressional committees in Washington

NOVEMBER 17, 2014

Building One Global Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Founded and supported by the Kauffman Foundation, Global Entrepreneurship Week is a shot of adrenaline at one point in the year but it has led to the creation of a year-round platform that is creating one global entrepreneurial ecosystem.

NOVEMBER 17, 2014

Global Entrepreneurship Week–Kansas City Officially Launches Today, Nov. 17

Global Entrepreneurship Week–Kansas City officially launches today with more than 70 local events planned, including tonight’s Kickoff Rally at Union Station.

NOVEMBER 13, 2014

Kauffman Foundation to Accept Nominations for Junior Faculty Fellowship Grants

The Kauffman Foundation will award up to seven Junior Faculty Fellowship grants to junior faculty members in the United States whose research has the potential to make significant contributions to the body of literature in entrepreneurship.

NOVEMBER 12, 2014

Narrowing the Gender Gap in the VC World

In this Forbes.com article, Alicia Robb, senior fellow, offers insights and experiences from women tech entrepreneurs on the key challenge of funding.

NOVEMBER 12, 2014

New Kauffman ‘Thoughtbook’ Explores Ideas That Drive Progress through Education, Entrepreneurship

First-time digital format features dozens of essays, interviews, photos and videos by Foundation leaders, associates and experts engaged in areas related to Kauffman’s mission

OCTOBER 15, 2014

2014 Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship

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


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