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

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.

OCTOBER 29, 2015

High-Profile Business Leaders Will Narrow Impressive Field to Choose the One in a Million Entrepreneur

Eight of America’s most accomplished entrepreneurs and business leaders make the call as they judge the final rounds of One in a Million, a competition that will showcase some of the nation’s stellar startups.

OCTOBER 29, 2015

City Age

Building on editions in New York, Philadelphia and Seattle and of course, Kansas City itself, CityAge will gather a raitonal and national audience to address how the business of city-building can contribute to a better Kansas City, and a New American City.

OCTOBER 19, 2015

Kauffman Foundation Awards Grants to Three Kansas City Schools Working Toward Improved Literacy and Language Outcomes

Foundation’s “Individual Schools” grants program accepting applications from district, charter and private schools in five-county metro area until Dec. 1

OCTOBER 07, 2015

Fifteen Entrepreneurs Selected as Semifinalists in the Kauffman Foundation’s ‘One in a Million’ Startup Competition

Fifteen entrepreneurs from nine states ranging from Oregon to Florida have been chosen as semifinalists in the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s “One in a Million” pitch competition for startup entrepreneurs.

OCTOBER 01, 2015

Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Conference by Kauffman Foundation

Although the term, entrepreneurship ecosystem, has been used by academics and practitioners widely in the last few years, we still know little about how such an ecosystem is structured, varies by region, evolves over time, or functions for different sub-groups of entrepreneurs.

SEPTEMBER 25, 2015

Kauffman Scholars: Making College a Reality for Kansas City Students

Kauffman Scholars is a unique college access and scholarship program designed to help low-income urban students in Kansas City prepare for and complete a college education.

SEPTEMBER 14, 2015

Techweek-Kansas City

Techweek hosts a 7-day series of events with a 2-day technology conference.

AUGUST 29, 2015

2015 TEDxKC

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design — three broad subject areas that are collectively shaping our world. But a TED conference is broader still, showcasing important ideas from any discipline, and exploring how they all connect.

AUGUST 27, 2015

Square Co-founder Jim McKelvey to Speak at Techweek KC

Techweek KC’s 2015 lineup of speakers got even stronger this week, as the tech festival added Jim McKelvey, co-founder of the Square mobile payment app, to an already star-studded lineup of speakers.

AUGUST 18, 2015

New Features Added to Online Education Database

Just in time for the release of state test scores in Missouri, EdWise has launched two new tools aimed at helping educators, policymakers, researchers and non-profits easily access and analyze education data.

AUGUST 18, 2015

Kauffman School Students Outpace Peers on State Test

The results are in, and Ewing Marion Kauffman School students have achieved outstanding results on the 2015 Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) state test.

AUGUST 14, 2015

Education is Rising in Kansas City

Discover your path to innovate, teach, and change the lives of students in Kansas City.

AUGUST 14, 2015

Education Rising | Build Your Own Path

After establishing your career pathway in Kansas City, become an even better educator with these Kauffman Foundation-supported structures. Start your journey today!

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