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It all starts with access to opportunity for people to improve their lives. The Kauffman Foundation provides access to opportunities that help people achieve financial stability, upward mobility, and economic prosperity – regardless of race, gender, or geography. Our grantmaking, research, programs, and initiatives support the start and growth of new businesses, a more prepared […]

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This month, the Kauffman Foundation Board of Trustees formed a committee charged with selecting a firm to conduct a comprehensive national search for Kauffman’s next CEO.

Kauffman Knowledge Challenge

The 2022 Knowledge Challenge RFP is intended to support activities that improve our understanding of entrepreneurship and generate practical, actionable, and rigorous evidence to inform decision making and change systems. 

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Steve LaNasa in an educator-in-residence in Education for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. He works on activities related to credentialing, stackable credits, and degree-bearing programs, specifically research, landscape analysis, and recommendations for possible collaborative activities and investments. LaNasa is currently a board member at the Metropolitan Community College Foundation in Kansas City. He served as […]