What does it mean to be uncommon?
What is the measure of success?
Can we rethink groupthink?
Can America turn its back on immigrants?
Is the middle the new edge?
Do we have the courage to collaborate?
Who is Generation A?
Is post-industrial America ready to punch back?

Kauffman Currents

Stories and insights that underscore the essential role of education and entrepreneurship in empowering all people to shape their futures, create vibrant communities, and grow an inclusive economy.

Arlan Hamilton, Backstage Capital, SXSW 2019

Women's work: Voices for change converge at SXSW

The annual conference in Austin, Texas, elevated the voices of Arlan Hamilton and others who work to close gaps for the underserved and underestimated – especially women – to overcome systemic barriers and move entrepreneurship forward.

2018 Annual Learning Report, Kauffman Foundation

Learning from grantees to become better grantmakers

In this Q&A, Matthew Carr, director of Evaluation at the Kauffman Foundation, talks about some of the key insights the Kauffman Foundation learned from grantees in 2018, and how the Foundation will use those lessons to become a better grantmaking organization.

UMM Conference, Joda Thongnopnua

Collaboration in action: Researchers share Uncommon Methods and Metrics

As communities across the nation continue to adopt a new economic model that infuses entrepreneurship into their economies, a group of researchers is collaborating to develop new ways to measure these efforts.

Kauffman Indicators of Entrepreneurship

Indicators provide early-stage entrepreneurship data

A new approach tracks entrepreneurial activity across two decades, geographies, and demographic groups, focused on the crucial first year of business.

"We're not trying to develop major league players. We're trying to develop major league citizens."

— Coach Cle Ross, Kansas City Urban Youth Academy baseball program coordinator
KCUYA: Major league citizens
Our Founder

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

Learn more about Ewing Kauffman's life and legacy