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

MARCH 24, 2015

Write a Brighter Future 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.

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.

FEBRUARY 06, 2015

New Report Examines Entrepreneurship in Kansas City

The Kauffman-sponsored “We Create KC” report is organized around six imperatives identified as key areas of development in the region’s efforts to nurture entrepreneurship and economic growth.

FEBRUARY 02, 2015

Maker Faire

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

FEBRUARY 02, 2015

1 Million Cups

Entrepreneurs present their companies to an audience of mentors, advisers, and fellow entrepreneurs in cities around the country.

FEBRUARY 02, 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.

FEBRUARY 02, 2015

Kauffman Scholars Share Their Stories

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

FEBRUARY 02, 2015

Individual Schools

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

JANUARY 29, 2015

4 Insights from the Fastest Growing Companies in America: the Kansas City Experience

How do entrepreneurs outside the stereotypical startup hubs accomplish high growth?

JANUARY 26, 2015

Missouri College Advising Corps

A national leader in providing advisory services to help underserved high school students identify “best fit” pathways that lead to postsecondary completion.

JANUARY 26, 2015

Kansas City Scholarships

The Kauffman Foundation is providing $1.5 million to ten local scholarship programs to increase the opportunity for more Kansas City-area students to earn a college degree.