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STAYING APART TO STAY TOGETHER. At the Kauffman Foundation, our mission remains as we work with our communities to find our way through this challenging time. Here is the latest on our response to the COVID-19 crisis >

WE BELIEVE all people – regardless of their background – should have the opportunity to learn, take risks, and own their own success.

Yet, all the money in the world cannot solve problems unless we work together.

So, we first listen to the communities we serve, tap into our learnings and relationships, and bring everyone together…

… to build and support programs that improve education, boost entrepreneurship, and help our hometown of Kansas City thrive.

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Let each of us own our success, exhibit the risk-taking, grit, and determination it takes to forge our own paths to define and achieve it, but with the recognition that we don’t get there alone.
March 12, 2020

The hustle of social capital

Founder Simion Collins shares first-hand how having a black, male mentor take a chance on him has been life-changing for his business and as a young, black filmmaker.

March 12, 2020
The hustle of social capital

Impact beyond a diversity statement

People and organizations are working together to build inclusive work cultures to retain and attract the most talented workforce to the Kansas City region.

March 12, 2020
Impact beyond a diversity statement

Our Founder

Ewing Marion Kauffman believed every person has the opportunity to be uncommon and take risks to achieve success.

Learn about Mr. K’s legacy