Kansas City

From our home in Kansas City, we work on initiatives that reach into our neighborhoods and around the world. We support civic causes that enrich our community and improve the quality of life for all residents.

Our Kansas City civic team supports efforts that make our city a better place to live and work by funding local anchor institutions, cultivating efforts for innovation, and contributing to sponsorships for area nonprofit organizations.

The Foundation's campus includes a 40,000-square-foot Conference Center and the Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden.

What's New in Kansas City

MAY 21, 2015

Kansas City to celebrate the art of the startup during 1Week KC, May 29-June 5

Kansas City’s annual summer celebration of entrepreneurship provides education and inspiration to Kansas Citians interested in starting their own business.

MAY 21, 2015

In The Kansas City Star: Prioritize Student Academic Outcomes Above All Else

In this guest editorial, Kauffman Foundation Acting President and CEO Wendy Guillies shares the Foundation’s vision for the future of Kansas City’s urban schools.

MAY 20, 2015

Bringing Back the American Craft Beer Enterprise

Kauffman Researcher Colin Tomkins-Bergh explores the growth of the American craft beer sector and its economic impact.

MAY 18, 2015

Third Annual Midwest Symposium on Social Entrepreneurship

Over the last two decades, we have witnessed an expanding interest in social entrepreneurship – a movement that crosses the boundaries of the business, nonprofit, and public sectors, and is rapidly growing.

MAY 15, 2015

It Takes a Village

Kauffman researcher Chris Jackson examines what some of the key attributes of a healthy entrepreneurial ecosystem are and how local policymakers can improve their own ecosystem.

MAY 12, 2015

KC Education Speaker Series: Planting Academic Seeds: The Book Benefit

Mariah Evans, a sociologist at the University of Nevada-Reno, headed a 20-year, worldwide study that found “the presence of books in the home” to be the top predictor of whether a child will attain a high level of education .

MAY 12, 2015

How Can I Measure Entrepreneurial Activity in My Region? Introducing the New Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship

Introducing the New Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship, the first and largest index tracking entrepreneurship across city, state and national levels.

MAY 05, 2015

Kauffman Foundation and Funding Partners Welcome City Year to Kansas City

As part of AmeriCorps, City Year places diverse young adults in high-need urban schools for a year of service to support students' academic and socio-emotional success.

MAY 01, 2015

Education is Rising in Kansas City

If you are an entrepreneurial educator with a proven record of raising academic achievement for urban students, check out these leadership opportunities.

APRIL 30, 2015

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.

APRIL 14, 2015

Presentation at Facebook Headquarters: Building a Robust Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Presented @Facebook headquarters in Silicon Valley: Kauffman researcher Arnobio Morelix present insights from entrepreneurial networks on how to build robust entrepreneurship ecosystems

APRIL 02, 2015

Fund for Teachers

Funded by the Kauffman Foundation, Fund for Teachers experiences transform teachers' careers and classrooms for years to come.

MARCH 20, 2015

Kauffman Foundation Provides 4,000 Royals Tickets for Kansas City Youth to ‘Root, Root, Root for the Home Team’

Representatives of Kansas City’s youth-focused nonprofits attended the inaugural Royals Ticket Giveaway event in which the Kauffman Foundation distributed approximately 4,000 baseball tickets for the upcoming season.

MARCH 17, 2015

Kauffman @ SXSW: 4 Insights from the Fastest Growing Companies in America

Kauffman researcher Arnobio Morelix presents research findings about fastest growing companies in the U.S. at SXSW

MARCH 17, 2015

Kauffman Foundation Launches Online Resource For Education Leadership Positions in Kansas City

Kauffman’s “Brighter Futures” initiative helps local organizations and schools attract outcomes-driven educators

MARCH 11, 2015

Kingdom Come: The Making of Casavant Opus 3875

Kingdom Come: The Making of Casavant Opus 3875 is a feature-length documentary film that goes behind the scenes to chronicle the design, manufacture, and unveiling of a pipe organ for the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri.

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.

FEBRUARY 06, 2015

Citizens of the World Charter Schools

The Kauffman Foundation supports Citizens of the World Charter (CWC) Schools' development and opening of a four-school network of charter public schools in Midtown Kansas City.

FEBRUARY 06, 2015

DonorsChoose.org

The Kauffman Foundation's support of Donors Choose provides match funding for classroom projects posted on DonorsChoose.org by public school teachers in the Greater Kansas City area.