Maker Movement/Shared Economy

Maker Faire

Created by Make magazine, it’s the premier event for grassroots American innovation, celebrating arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science, and technology.

Work in Our Backyard

We continue Ewing Kauffman's legacy by elevating our civic role and responsibility in the community.

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

11/12/14   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

Makerspaces Coming to Main Street

10/13/14   The Maker Movement has taken the pursuit of creative technologies from the realm of hobbyists and has made it more accessible – seeding innovative new industries in cities and communities around the U.S.

White House Holds First-Ever Maker Faire

06/18/14   The White House hosted its first-ever Make Faire on June 18, 2014, a day that the President declared a “National Day of Making.”

Kauffman Founders School Live to Feature Marketing Expert Anita Newton at Maker Faire: Kansas City

06/18/14   Marketing expert Anita Newton will provide entrepreneurial marketing insights specifically for makers at 12:30 p.m. CT on June 29.

Five Cube 3D Printers Added to List of Prizes for Kids Taking the DIY Entrepreneurship Challenge This Week

11/18/13   3D Systems President and CEO Abe Reichental was so excited about the DIY Entrepreneurship Challenge that he immediately donated five Cube 3D printers as a prize.

Global Entrepreneurship Week Calls on Kids to Take the DIY Entrepreneurship Challenge and ‘Be Awesome’

11/05/13   The Kauffman Foundation, Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) and announce a competition that gives the world's do-it-yourself youth a chance to be entrepreneurial.

Kauffman Foundation Awards Urban Manufacturing Alliance $150,000 for Support of Manufacturing Sector in the U.S.

10/02/13   The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation today announced a grant of $150,000 to the Urban Manufacturing Alliance (UMA) to help accelerate the organization's capacity to strategically support domestic manufacturing.

David Lang - Zero to Maker Talk at Maker Faire Kansas City 2013

06/29/13   David Lang, co-founder of OpenROV, which makes open-source underwater robots, and author of the book Zero to Maker presents at Maker Faire Kansas City on June 29, 2013.