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.
Our approach is designed to benefit thousands of Black and Latino Kansas Citians by focusing on effective and equitable education and entrepreneurial opportunities for all.
We believe all people – regardless of their race, gender, or geography – should have the opportunity to share in America’s prosperity through success in their jobs and careers, as employees or entrepreneurs.
Learning through measurement and evaluation helps us better support programs that improve education, boost entrepreneurship, and help Kansas City thrive.
The Kauffman Foundation Conference Center is a nationally recognized convening site located adjacent to the Foundation offices in Kansas City.
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.
Our campus in Kansas City, Missouri, includes the Foundation offices, Conference Center, Memorial Garden, and Legacy Park.
As associates at the Kauffman Foundation, we work to provide access to opportunities that help people achieve financial stability, upward mobility, and economic prosperity.
A native of Kansas City, Dr. Burns-Wallace brings a wide range of experience to the Foundation including the public sector, foreign affairs, and higher education. “My life’s work is access,” she said. “Access and opportunity are fundamental to our country.”