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

JUNE 14, 2016

Kauffman Foundation Kicks Off Mr. K’s Birthday Celebration with $1 Million Grant to Urban Youth Baseball Academy

Funds will contribute to building facility that will serve 800 to 1,000 youths each year

APRIL 28, 2016

4.0 Schools Eyes Kansas City as the Next Hub for Education Innovation

Organization will partner with The Lean Lab to expand, train more education entrepreneurs to solve problems facing public schools

APRIL 20, 2016

Fostering Vibrant Ecosystems One Cup at a Time – Thoughts on the 1 Million Cups Organizer Summit

Kauffman researcher Arnobio Morelix shares insights on fostering vibrant ecosystems from the 1 Million Cups Organizer Summit

MARCH 10, 2016

Kauffman Foundation Elects Education Leader Earl Martin Phalen to Board of Trustees

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation today announced that nationally recognized education leader Earl Martin Phalen has joined the Foundation's Board of Trustees

FEBRUARY 02, 2016

Kauffman Scholars Celebrates 100th Graduate

Scholars attend more than 65 universities across the country

JANUARY 28, 2016

Richard Whitmire joins Kauffman Foundation as Senior Fellow

It began with this one question: Why are boys falling behind in school?

JANUARY 19, 2016

In the Kansas City Star: The Flourishing Legacy of Ewing and Muriel Kauffman

This Kansas City Star series about 10 of the greatest, late Kansas Citians begins with a tribute to the founder of the Kauffman Foundation, Ewing Kauffman, and his wife, Muriel.

JANUARY 04, 2016

The Kauffman Foundation Sharpens its Focus During Transformative 2015 Year

The Kauffman Foundation is recalling the programs and research that had the most impact this year. The highlights show that 2015 has been a transformative year for the Foundation’s leadership and its efforts to broaden its reach and sharpen its focus on education and entrepreneurship.

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

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 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 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.

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