To find programs in a specific focus area, visit these pages: Entrepreneurship | Education | Kansas City

Great Schools Visits

Urban schools and students are thriving in cities across the United States—What can we learn from them?

1 Million Cups

A weekly educational and networking program founded by Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Creation that strives to engage entrepreneurs in their communities.

Start at Zero

Start at Zero (SAZ) is a family visiting and kindergarten readiness program for Kansas City families with children ages zero to three.

Kansas City Teacher Residency

The Kansas City Teacher Residency’s mission is to recruit, prepare, develop, and support effective teachers in classrooms across Kansas City.


EdWise is a new, custom-built technology tool developed by the Kauffman Foundation that aggregates publicly available school metrics into a single database.

Early Education Funders Collaborative

The Collaborative supports improvements in early childhood education systems and increased options and opportunities for families in the region.

Mid-America Regional Council Community Services Corporation

The Kauffman Foundation currently supports the Metropolitan Council on Early Learning's Classroom Assessment Scoring System an observational instrument to assess classroom quality in infant through twelfth grade classrooms.

Alliance for Childhood Education (ACE)

The Alliance is a non-profit, non-partisan coalition of business leaders committed to improving Kansas and Missouri’s education systems.

Fund for Teachers

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

Grants for Entrepreneurship Support Organizations

The Kauffman Foundation issues request for proposals to help scale and deepen the most promising programs that support entrepreneurs.