Kansas City

What's New in Kansas City

SEPTEMBER 06, 2016

Strengthen Local Nonprofits

We invest in select nonprofit support organizations that work with local human services and educational nonprofits by helping them better meet community needs.

AUGUST 25, 2016

Startup Activity Gains Momentum in Most States and Metros, According to Latest Kauffman Startup Index

The majority of U.S. states and largest metropolitan areas experienced an increase in new business creation

AUGUST 18, 2016

Support Key City Assets

We support large-scale cultural institutions that are deeply rooted in Kansas City and greatly contribute to the economic vibrancy and tourism of KC.

AUGUST 16, 2016

Cross-program Initiatives

We support large-scale initiatives that complement the Foundation's core Education and Entrepreneurship work.

JUNE 14, 2016

Kauffman Foundation Kicks Off Mr. K’s Birthday Celebration with $1 Million Grant to Urban Youth Baseball Academy

Funds will contribute to building facility that will serve 800 to 1,000 youths each year

APRIL 28, 2016

4.0 Schools Eyes Kansas City as the Next Hub for Education Innovation

Organization will partner with The Lean Lab to expand, train more education entrepreneurs to solve problems facing public schools

APRIL 20, 2016

Fostering Vibrant Ecosystems One Cup at a Time – Thoughts on the 1 Million Cups Organizer Summit

Kauffman researcher Arnobio Morelix shares insights on fostering vibrant ecosystems from the 1 Million Cups Organizer Summit

MARCH 10, 2016

Kauffman Foundation Elects Education Leader Earl Martin Phalen to Board of Trustees

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation today announced that nationally recognized education leader Earl Martin Phalen has joined the Foundation's Board of Trustees

FEBRUARY 02, 2016

Kauffman Scholars Celebrates 100th Graduate

Scholars attend more than 65 universities across the country

JANUARY 28, 2016

Richard Whitmire joins Kauffman Foundation as Senior Fellow

It began with this one question: Why are boys falling behind in school?

JANUARY 19, 2016

In the Kansas City Star: The Flourishing Legacy of Ewing and Muriel Kauffman

This Kansas City Star series about 10 of the greatest, late Kansas Citians begins with a tribute to the founder of the Kauffman Foundation, Ewing Kauffman, and his wife, Muriel.

JANUARY 04, 2016

The Kauffman Foundation Sharpens its Focus During Transformative 2015 Year

The Kauffman Foundation is recalling the programs and research that had the most impact this year. The highlights show that 2015 has been a transformative year for the Foundation’s leadership and its efforts to broaden its reach and sharpen its focus on education and entrepreneurship.

NOVEMBER 18, 2015

blooom is Named ‘One in a Million’ in Kauffman Foundation’s Startup Competition

After months of competing, Chris Costello, CEO of Leawood-based startup blooom, was named the winner of the Kauffman Foundation’s “One in a Million” competition.

NOVEMBER 17, 2015

One in a Million

The Kauffman Foundation's One in a Million 2015 competition is for entrepreneurs who have presented at 1 Million Cups (1MC) events across the country.

NOVEMBER 17, 2015

Five Top Entrepreneurs to Take the Stage Tomorrow in the First-Ever ‘One in a Million’ Startup Competition

Five entrepreneurs from across the U.S. have been chosen as finalists in the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s “One in a Million” pitch competition for startup entrepreneurs.

NOVEMBER 16, 2015

Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.

NOVEMBER 13, 2015

EMKS Named 2015 Charter School of the Year

The Missouri Charter Public School Association has named the Kauffman School its Missouri Charter School of the Year.

NOVEMBER 09, 2015

Kauffman Foundation and DonorsChoose.org Partner to Fund Classroom Projects Led by Kansas City Public School Teachers

A $200,000 grant from the Foundation to the charitable organization will be used in part to provide matching funding to donations made on DonorsChoose.org to teachers in low-income public schools within Jackson, Clay and Cass counties in Missouri and Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas.

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