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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.

Key City Assets

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

Digital Inclusion

A study by Google showed that a significant number of low-income individuals, senior citizens, and students and a disproportionate number of minorities in the Kansas City area do not have internet access. The Kauffman Foundation is working to help close the digital divide in Kansas City.

Maker Faire

Created by Make magazine, Maker Faire is the premier event for grassroots American innovation, celebrating arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science, and technology.

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

Public Broadcasting

The Kauffman Foundation has enabled two local media outlets to expand their coverage of entrepreneurship and education, giving Kansas City residents a better understanding of how they affect their daily lives.

Royals Ticket Giveaway

For years, the Kauffman Foundation has given blocks of complimentary Kansas City Royals tickets to dozens of youth-focused nonprofit organizations in Kansas City so the youth they serve may attend a Major League Baseball game.


With support from the Kauffman Foundation, TEDxKC brings a diverse group of speakers and performers with original perspectives to a Kansas City audience.

Voyage Exhibition: A Journey Through the Solar System

Funded by the Kauffman Foundation, a mile-long exhibition in downtown Kansas City gives students of all ages a unique outdoor glimpse of celestial wonder.