School Models

We believe the best school models promote high expectations for students and staff, exhibit strong school cultures focused on meeting those high expectations, and demonstrate measurable academic outcomes that prepare students for success after high school.

Individual Schools

The Kauffman Foundation invests in individual schools that demonstrate the capacity to deliver strong academic outcomes for students in Kansas City.

KC Education Speaker Series

A partnership between the Kauffman Foundation and the Kansas City Public Library, this speaker series brings leading thinkers in education to Kansas City audiences.

Missouri College Advising Corps

Missouri College Advising Corps is a national leader in providing advisory services to help underserved high school students identify “best fit” pathways that lead to postsecondary completion.

Kauffman Scholars Share Their Stories

Urban youth in the Kauffman Scholars program talk about their challenges, hopes and dreams.

Kauffman's Trending Topics in 2014: Entrepreneurship Education, Startup Ecosystems, K-12 Teacher Development and Baseball

12/16/14 2014 has been another year of prolific online content distribution for the Kauffman Foundation, which annually assesses what topics net the most attention as one way to gauge priorities among its entrepreneurship and youth education audiences.

Mapping Our Future

At the Kauffman Foundation, we know that if our work is to make any difference, we must start by looking within.

Making Wishes Come True founder Beth Schmidt shares how her TFA experience inspired her to start her company, what running a nonprofit is like in what she calls "the new age of nonprofits," and how education and entrepreneurship make perfect bedfellows.

Learning by Example

At the Ewing Marion Kauffman School, students aren't the only ones learning every day.

The Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts

Leaders of the organizations comprising the Kansas City Education Funders Collaborative discuss the origins of the group, their beliefs, and hopes for sustainable impacts on students in Kansas City's urban schools.

Fostering the Future: 10 Ways Cities Can Create a Climate of Improvement and Innovation

Lots of educators talk about innovation these days, but we don't talk much about how innovations in learning are created or how they spread.