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Igniting potential. Driving progress.

Since October 2023, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has undergone a rigorous, community-informed strategic planning process to refocus our commitment to Mr. Kauffman’s vision for our work and to drive collective impact in the community. This updated strategy will drive our work through 2035.


Our Work

We believe people, communities, and economies can thrive when pathways to economic prosperity are equitable, accessible, and attainable.

Our Grants

We invest in organizations that increase opportunities for economic success, value collaboration and innovation, and catalyze systemic change. Explore our grants >

Our Stories

Get stories, insights, and the uncommon voices of those who are shaping the future, creating vibrant communities, and growing inclusive economies. Read our stories >

Our Approach

We champion ideas and support solutions designed to improve economic mobility for all. Learn more about the Kauffman Foundation >

Mr. Kauffman shakes hands with a student in a classroom.

Our founder

Ewing Marion Kauffman was an entrepreneur and humanitarian whose innovative and long-lasting contributions have benefited millions of people in his hometown of Kansas City and beyond.

Learn more about Mr. K’s legacy