Kauffman’s Currents features 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.
The overall goal is that students of all ages in Kansas City are prepared for learning, work, and life after graduation, enabling them to be economically independent, contributing members of their communities.
We work with entrepreneurs, empower them with tools and resources, and work to break down barriers that stand in the way of starting and growing their businesses.
We continue Ewing Kauffman’s legacy by supporting institutions and organizations that eliminate barriers for all people to drive cultural, social, and economic impact in Kansas City.
We provide grants to organizations that break down barriers to provide people with the necessary skills throughout life to make or take a job, and ultimately give back to their community.
Learning through measurement and evaluation help us better support programs that improve education, boost entrepreneurship, and help Kansas City thrive.
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.
The Kauffman Foundation Conference Center is a nationally recognized convening site located adjacent to the Foundation offices in Kansas City. This facility welcomes more than 75,000 thought leaders per year.
Our team is made up of connectors and doers who dream big, solve problems together with the communities we serve and take calculated risks to drive results.
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:
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.
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.