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

JULY 16, 2015

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Announces Million Dollar Grant to Union Station Kansas City

We've awarded a $1 million grant to Union Station Kansas City, Inc., which operates as a nonprofit organization dedicated to science education, celebration of community and preservation of history.

JULY 14, 2015

Anchor Institutions

Our strategy for supporting anchor institutions in Kansas City involves grants to performing arts organizations, libraries, and museums.

JULY 14, 2015

Digital Inclusion

The Kauffman Foundation is working to help close the digital divide in Kansas City.

JULY 14, 2015

Public Broadcasting

Learn how we've enabled two Kansas City media outlets to expand their coverage of entrepreneurship and education.

JULY 14, 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.

JULY 14, 2015


With our support, TEDxKC brings a diverse group of speakers and performers with original perspectives to a Kansas City audience.

JULY 14, 2015

Royals Ticket Giveaway

We give blocks of complimentary Kansas City Royals tickets to local youth-focused nonprofits so the youth they serve may attend a Major League Baseball game.

JULY 14, 2015

Nonprofit Support

In addition to general operating grants for numerous anchor institutions, we support Kansas City's nonprofit sector as a whole

JULY 08, 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.

JULY 01, 2015

Applications Now Open for ‘One in a Million’ Startup Competition

The Kauffman Foundation launches a pitch competition for those presenters to vie for the chance to be named “One in a Million” and win a first-place prize of $10,000.

JUNE 29, 2015

Experienced Educator to Lead New Kansas City Teacher Residency

Charles King will be responsible for developing innovative program designed to prepare aspiring teachers to become effective urban educators.

JUNE 16, 2015

Education is Rising 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.

JUNE 09, 2015

Meet Our New President & CEO

The Board of Trustees of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announces the appointment of Wendy Guillies as the Foundation's new president and chief executive officer.

JUNE 02, 2015

E Day at the K

The fourth annual Entrepreneur Day at The K, sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Sprint, and the EDC of Kansas City, Missouri, is a unique opportunity to learn from entrepreneurial all-stars and meet with 400 members of the local startup community.

MAY 21, 2015

In The Kansas City Star: Prioritize Student Academic Outcomes Above All Else

In this guest editorial, Kauffman Foundation Acting President and CEO Wendy Guillies shares the Foundation’s vision for the future of Kansas City’s urban schools.

MAY 21, 2015

Kansas City to celebrate the art of the startup during 1Week KC, May 29-June 5

Kansas City’s annual summer celebration of entrepreneurship provides education and inspiration to Kansas Citians interested in starting their own business.

MAY 20, 2015

Bringing Back the American Craft Beer Enterprise

Kauffman Researcher Colin Tomkins-Bergh explores the growth of the American craft beer sector and its economic impact.

MAY 18, 2015

Third Annual Midwest Symposium on Social Entrepreneurship

Over the last two decades, we have witnessed an expanding interest in social entrepreneurship – a movement that crosses the boundaries of the business, nonprofit, and public sectors, and is rapidly growing.

MAY 15, 2015

It Takes a Village

Kauffman researcher Chris Jackson examines what some of the key attributes of a healthy entrepreneurial ecosystem are and how local policymakers can improve their own ecosystem.

MAY 12, 2015

KC Education Speaker Series: Planting Academic Seeds: The Book Benefit

Mariah Evans, a sociologist at the University of Nevada-Reno, headed a 20-year, worldwide study that found “the presence of books in the home” to be the top predictor of whether a child will attain a high level of education .

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