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.

Fund for Teachers

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

Individual Schools

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

KC Education Speaker Series

A partnership between the Kauffman Foundation and the Kansas City Public Library, this speaker series brings leading thinkers in education to Kansas City audiences.

Missouri College Advising Corps

Missouri College Advising Corps is a national leader in providing advisory services to help underserved high school students identify “best fit” pathways that lead to postsecondary completion.

Ewing Marion Kauffman School

Founded in 2011 by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, this free, public charter school operates within the boundaries of the Kansas City Public Schools district and offers a rigorous college preparatory education.

Expeditionary Learning

An education leader with two decades of success in transforming student learning, engagement, and performance, Expeditionary Learning works in ten Kansas City schools to create classrooms where teachers can fulfill their highest aspirations and where students can achieve more than they think possible.

Kansas City Education Funders Collaborative

A joint funding initiative of the H&R Block Foundation, the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, the Hall Family Foundation, and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Collaborative strives to increase the number of quality seats in area schools.

Kauffman Scholars

A multi-year college access and scholarship program launched by the Kauffman Foundation in 2003, Kauffman Scholars provides support to students beginning in seventh grade and works with students until they complete their college education.