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

Strengthening Kansas City Nonprofits

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

Key City Assets

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

Cross-program Initiatives

We support large-scale initiatives that complement the Foundation's core Education and Entrepreneurship work.

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.

Individual Schools

The Kauffman Foundation invests in individual schools that demonstrate the capacity to deliver strong academic outcomes for students in Kansas City.

Early Education Funders Collaborative

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

Our support of Donors Choose provides match funding for classroom projects posted on by public school teachers in the Greater Kansas City area.

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.