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 Kauffman Foundation focuses on ensuring the Kansas City region’s education and learning opportunities are equitable, real-world relevant, and lead to economically-viable careers.
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.
Learning through measurement and evaluation help us better support programs that improve education, boost entrepreneurship, and help Kansas City thrive.
Associates of the Kauffman Foundation work in partnership with people who share a passion for entrepreneurship and education.
It all starts with access to opportunity for people to improve their lives. Our grantmaking, research, programs, and initiatives support the start and growth of new businesses, a more prepared workforce, and stronger communities.
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.
Kauffman Vice President of Entrepreneurship Philip Gaskin leads a Clinton Global Initiative panel discussion on supporting underserved entrepreneurs.
From banking to higher education to the U.S. Department of Energy, Dr. Henry McKoy is always working to use the power of entrepreneurship to improve people’s quality of life.
In this Q&A, Karen Freeman-Wilson discusses the importance of local government and economic development that intentionally supports entrepreneurs, especially those who are underserved.
Kansas Leadership Center’s Lucy Petroucheva says in vibrant rural entrepreneurial communities, leadership is “an activity, not a position.”
AIRR Executive Director Karla Juárez discusses the importance of the Immigration 101 program to support students of immigrant families.