Education Programs

After-school and Summer Enrichment Programs

The Kauffman Foundation awards small grants of up to $50,000 each for nonprofit organizations offering sustainable after-school and summer enrichment programs for young people, with an emphasis on Kansas City's urban core.

CDF Freedom Schools

The Children's Defense Fund's Freedom Schools® is a six-week summer educational program for school-age children.

KC Education 20/20

We've partnered with the Kansas City Public Library to create a speaker series that brings leading thinkers in education to Kansas City audiences.

Ewing Marion Kauffman School

Operating as a public charter school within the Kansas City, Missouri Public School district boundaries, the Kauffman School’s mission is to create college graduates.

Expeditionary Learning Schools Outward Bound

Expeditionary Learning Schools Outward Bound is a comprehensive K-12 educational design that combines rigorous academic content and real world projects with active teaching and community service.

Kansas City Education Funders Collaborative

Formed in 2011, the Kansas City Education Funders Collaborative aims to improve and increase the number of quality seats in Kansas City area schools.

Kauffman Scholars

A comprehensive multi-year program designed to help urban students in Kansas City prepare for and complete a college education.

KC STEM Alliance

A network of Greater Kansas City area school districts, higher education institutions, and local business interests working together to meet the growing demand for highly skilled professionals in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP)

The Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) is a network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools in under-resourced communities that emphasizes outstanding educators, more time in school, a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum, and a strong culture of achievement and support.

Leading Educators

Founded in Louisiana in 2011, Leading Educators develops and leverages effective instructional leaders to measurably improve student achievement in high school. Kansas City was the organization's first national expansion site.