Programs

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

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.

DonorsChoose.org

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

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.

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

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

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.