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The Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship

The Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship brings mayors and entrepreneurship experts together to discuss ways to promote startup activity and encourage higher levels of entrepreneurship in their cities.

One in a Million

One in a Million 2015 is a Kauffman Foundation competition for 1 Million Cups (1MC) startup presenters who apply to participate. Those entrepreneurs with the best presentations and most promising startups will compete at the national finals, livestreamed during Global Entrepreneurship Week in November.

City Year

As part of AmeriCorps, City Year places diverse young adults in high-need urban schools for a year of service to support students' academic and socio-emotional success.

Royals Ticket Giveaway

For years, the Kauffman Foundation has given blocks of complimentary Kansas City Royals tickets to dozens of youth-focused nonprofit organizations in Kansas City so the youth they serve may attend a Major League Baseball game.

Nonprofit Support

In addition to general operating grants for numerous anchor institutions, the Kauffman Foundation supports the metropolitan area’s nonprofit sector as a whole


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

Public Broadcasting

The Kauffman Foundation has enabled two local media outlets to expand their coverage of entrepreneurship and education, giving Kansas City residents a better understanding of how they affect their daily lives.

Digital Inclusion

A study by Google showed that a significant number of low-income individuals, senior citizens, and students and a disproportionate number of minorities in the Kansas City area do not have internet access. The Kauffman Foundation is working to help close the digital divide in Kansas City.

Maker Faire

Created by Make magazine, Maker Faire is the premier event for grassroots American innovation, celebrating arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science, and technology.

Anchor Institutions

The Kauffman Foundation's strategy for supporting anchor institutions in Kansas City involves grants to performing arts organizations, libraries, and museums.