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

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JULY 01, 2015

Applications Now Open for ‘One in a Million’ Startup Competition

The Kauffman Foundation launches a pitch competition for those presenters to vie for the chance to be named “One in a Million” and win a first-place prize of $10,000.

JUNE 29, 2015

Experienced Educator to Lead New Kansas City Teacher Residency

Charles King will be responsible for developing innovative program designed to prepare aspiring teachers to become effective urban educators.

JUNE 24, 2015

EdWise | Empowering Informed Decisions About Education

Learn more about EdWise, a custom-built technology tool developed by the Kauffman Foundation that aggregates publicly available school metrics into a single database.

JUNE 16, 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.

JUNE 16, 2015

City Year Comes to KC

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.

JUNE 12, 2015

Fund for Teachers

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

JUNE 09, 2015

Meet Our New President & CEO

The Board of Trustees of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announces the appointment of Wendy Guillies as the Foundation's new president and chief executive officer.

JUNE 05, 2015

Individual Schools

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

JUNE 02, 2015

E Day at the K

The fourth annual Entrepreneur Day at The K, sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Sprint, and the EDC of Kansas City, Missouri, is a unique opportunity to learn from entrepreneurial all-stars and meet with 400 members of the local startup community.

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 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 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.

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

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 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

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