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

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

Fund for Teachers

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

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.

JANUARY 08, 2015

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Announces $2.5 Million in New Investments to Support Education Opportunities for Kansas City-Area Students

The Kauffman Foundation announces a set of new investments totaling $2.5 million to provide greater numbers of Kansas City-area students with incentives and opportunities to reach high levels of educational achievement.

DECEMBER 16, 2014

Kauffman's Trending Topics in 2014: Entrepreneurship Education, Startup Ecosystems, K-12 Teacher Development and Baseball

2014 has been another year of prolific online content distribution for the Kauffman Foundation, which annually assesses what topics net the most attention as one way to gauge priorities among its entrepreneurship and youth education audiences.

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