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 17, 2014

Global Entrepreneurship Week–Kansas City Officially Launches Today, Nov. 17

Global Entrepreneurship Week–Kansas City officially launches today with more than 70 local events planned, including tonight’s Kickoff Rally at Union Station.

NOVEMBER 12, 2014

Kauffman Memorial Garden

The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden provides a tranquil place where everyone is welcome and the Kauffman legacy grows.

NOVEMBER 12, 2014

New Kauffman ‘Thoughtbook’ Explores Ideas That Drive Progress through Education, Entrepreneurship

First-time digital format features dozens of essays, interviews, photos and videos by Foundation leaders, associates and experts engaged in areas related to Kauffman’s mission

NOVEMBER 07, 2014

Eight Entrepreneurs Advance to Final Round of ‘Get in the Ring: The North American Startup Clash,’ Hosted by the Kauffman Foundation

Eight entrepreneurs from North America are ready to battle in the final round of "Get in the Ring: The North American Startup Clash."

NOVEMBER 04, 2014

Two Final Rounds of ‘Get in the Ring: The North American Startup Clash’ to be Livestreamed

The final two rounds of the first-ever “Get in the Ring: The North American Startup Clash” pitch competition, hosted by the Kauffman Foundation, will be livestreamed on Nov. 6 and 7, 2014.

NOVEMBER 03, 2014

Fund for Teachers

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

NOVEMBER 03, 2014

Kansas City Business Community Gears Up for Seventh Annual Global Entrepreneurship Week

Kansas City’s business community will celebrate the engine that drives economic growth with Global Entrepreneurship Week, an international series of events that highlights those who launch startups and bring ideas to life.

OCTOBER 23, 2014

Two Final Rounds of ‘Get in the Ring: The North American Startup Clash’ to be Livestreamed

Startup fans will have a ringside view of founders competing in the first-ever “Get in the Ring: The North American Startup Clash” pitch competition on Nov. 6 and 7, 2014.

OCTOBER 16, 2014

Podcast: Kauffman Policy Director Talks about Entrepreneurship

Public policy and its impact on entrepreneurs are among the topics that Foundation Policy Director Jason Wiens talks about on KMBZ's Entrepreneur KC podcast.

OCTOBER 15, 2014

Kansas City Fed Establishes Census Research Data Center

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, as part of a consortium consisting of the Kauffman Foundation, the University of Kansas, the University of Kansas Medical Center, the University of Missouri and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, announces the establishment of a new research data center (RDC) that will provide researchers with access to high-quality data for analysis of the U.S. economy and public policy issues.

OCTOBER 14, 2014

KC Education Speaker Series: Richard Whitmire

The author of "On the Rocketship: How Top Charter Schools are Pushing the Envelope," examines the rise and expansion of charter school network in this talk at the Kansas City Public Library.

OCTOBER 13, 2014

Kauffman Foundation Announces 15 Semifinalists for First-Ever ‘Get in the Ring: The North American Startup Clash’

The next round brings together five semifinalists from Canada, five from Mexico and five from the United States to ultimately determine who will compete for the world title.

OCTOBER 08, 2014

Big Kansas City

OCTOBER 07, 2014

Five U.S. Entrepreneurs Named as Finalists for ‘Get in the Ring: The American Startup Clash’

From an initial field of more than 250 applicants, five U.S. entrepreneurs have been named finalists for “Get in the Ring: The American Startup Clash,” hosted by the Kauffman Foundation.

OCTOBER 01, 2014

Applications Now Open for Kansas City Educators to Dream Big

The Kauffman Foundation renews its partnership with Fund for Teachers to help enrich the personal and professional growth of Kansas City's educators.