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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:



  • Embracing our interdependence
    Currents
    A letter from the editors: Embracing our Interdependence

    In a country born out of the notion of individualism, our greatest strength can actually be our interdependence.

We need to retain our interdependence

Even in times of distress, entrepreneurs will step up to help build community with interdependence as its foundation. A community of new rituals and habits, of well-being, and with the commitment to fair play that invests in all of its people, and especially those who have been left out and left behind.


By PHILIP GASKIN, MATTHEW POZEL, and MATTHEW LONG
April 9, 2020
We need to retain our interdependence

10 ways to make sure small businesses weather the storm and can rebuild for the long term

America can’t afford to lose its small business sector; government, at all levels, needs to listen to entrepreneurs and prioritize solutions that support new and small businesses.


Written by WENDY GUILLIES
April 30, 2020
10 ways to make sure small businesses weather the storm and can rebuild for the long term

The digital divide in education just got a lot wider

A panel of experts discuss how the school shutdowns caused by the pandemic is only making it more difficult for vulnerable students to receive a quality education.


By KEITH MAYS and MATTHEW LONG
May 7, 2020
The digital divide in education just got a lot wider

To tell the stories of overlooked entrepreneurs

Experienced business writer and editor Elizabeth MacBride took a risk to show how vital unsung entrepreneurs and small businesses are to the U.S. economy and became an entrepreneur herself. Then, the coronavirus hit.


By KEITH MAYS and MATTHEW LONG
April 30, 2020
To tell the stories of overlooked entrepreneurs

No entrepreneur has to be alone

As 1 Million Cups communities across the country become virtual, rather than in-person events, communities remain in-tact and entrepreneurs can stay connected.


Written by RYAN LILLY
May 7, 2020
No entrepreneur has to be alone

Nine new grantees take action to Start Us Up

The Start Us Up Coalition is activated and grantee projects are funded to make sure entrepreneurship is no longer an afterthought in policy.


Written by JULIE SCHEIDEGGER
May 8, 2020
Nine new grantees take action to Start Us Up

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