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.
MARCH 03, 2015

21st Century Skills? More like 18th Century Skills

Kauffman researcher Christopher Laubenthal explores the so called 21st century skills and investigates how different they actually are from skills required from previous generations.

MARCH 03, 2015

The Creator's Code Author Lecture

Amy Wilkinson presents her book, "The Creator’s Code: The Six Essential Skills of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs," at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library.

MARCH 02, 2015

Making Ministers One of Us

Amid all the political angst among nations on the front pages of our newspapers, economic policymaking is enjoying a peaceful period. Ahead of this year's GEC in Milan, we look at some of the efforts among governments to listen and learn in a mutual effort to grow economies.

MARCH 02, 2015

Are Incubators Beneficial to Emerging Businesses?

Kauffman researcher Emily Fetsch examines incubation research to determine if incubators are beneficial to emerging entrepreneurs.

MARCH 02, 2015

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: The 2015 Economic Report of the President

Jason Furman, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors, presents The 2015 Economic Report of the President before the Joint Economic Committee this week on Capitol Hill.

FEBRUARY 27, 2015

Innovation Series: Invention vs. Diffusion

Kauffman researcher Jordan Bell-Masterson looks at an underappreciated side of innovation: diffusion.

FEBRUARY 27, 2015

Weekend Links for Feb 27, 2015

A selection from what the Kauffman research team has been reading.

FEBRUARY 25, 2015

Aging and Rising Generations May Be the Future of Entrepreneurship, According to Latest Kauffman Policy Digest

According to a new Entrepreneurship Policy Digest, the two biggest demographic developments in America today—the aging of boomers and the maturation of millennials—could have a positive influence on the economy if public policy helps them reach their entrepreneurial potential.

FEBRUARY 25, 2015

1 Million Cups 2.0

Kauffman Foundation researcher Colin Tomkins-Bergh explains the evolution of the 1 Million Cups Program as it has spread across the country into 69 cities in less than three years.

FEBRUARY 24, 2015

Economics and Teacher Prep: Higher Standards Needed

Kauffman researcher Christopher Laubenthal explores challenges of teacher training in the 21st century in his "Human Capital and the Economy" series.

FEBRUARY 23, 2015

Access to Credit Remains a Challenge for Entrepreneurs Despite Improving Economy

Annual Kauffman Foundation/LegalZoom survey of startup owners reveals an increasingly favorable entrepreneurial environment even with lingering credit issues

FEBRUARY 23, 2015

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: The Future of Internet Governance

The future of the internet gets a look on both sides of Capitol Hill this week with hearings about the transition of internet governance away from government involvement as well as net neutraily and the latest FCC proposal.

FEBRUARY 23, 2015

Kauffman Emerging Scholars Initiative

Kauffman researcher Alex Krause overviews the Kauffman Emerging Scholars Initiative for her blog series on the same subject.

FEBRUARY 23, 2015

The Changing Immigration Map

The social media furor over Sean Penn's joke at the Oscars obscures the shifting demographics of immigration.

FEBRUARY 20, 2015

Help Shift the Economy Into Drive with Immigration Reform

Kauffman researcher Chris Jackson explores how immigrants contribute to economic growth and shows that current immigration policy is holding back the economy from functioning at its potential.


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