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The Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship

The Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship brings together mayors and entrepreneurs to discuss ways to promote startup activity in their cities.

Visit the ESHIP Summit site

The ESHIP Summit is a convening of leaders from across the United States and beyond seeking to support entrepreneurs, build ecosystems and change our economy.

Kauffman Sketchbook - "Zero Barriers to Startup"

Victor Hwang, Kauffman Foundation vice president of Entrepreneurship, notes the contributions entrepreneurs make to their communities and invites people to join the Zero Barriers to Startup movement, which is based on the belief that regardless of race, gender or where they live, individuals have a fundamental right to start a business without confusion and artificial barriers.

Kauffman Sketchbook - "Reason to Believe"

Murray Woodard, program officer in Education at the Kauffman Foundation, discusses the origin and purpose of the Great Schools Visits.

Great Schools Visits

Urban schools and students are thriving in cities across the United States—What can we learn from them?

Schools We Support

The Kauffman Foundation invests in individual schools that demonstrate the capacity to deliver strong academic outcomes for students in Kansas City. Schools supported include district, charter, and private schools serving lower-income students in the six-county metro area.

City Year

Recruiting and placing diverse groups of young adults in high-need Kansas City schools for a year of service to support student’s academic and socio-emotional success.

Early Education Funders Collaborative

The Collaborative supports improvements in early childhood education systems and increased options and opportunities for families in the region.

Kauffman Sketchbook - "The Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship"

Arnobio Morelix, senior research analyst at the Kauffman Foundation, discusses the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship.

Our Founder

Ewing Marion Kauffman was an entrepreneur and humanitarian, whose innovative and long-lasting contributions have benefited millions of people in his hometown of Kansas City and beyond.