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Kansas City Civic

Kansas City skyline

Ewing Kauffman worked to enhance civic pride in Kansas City and make it a major league city.

We work alongside our community and invest in programs and initiatives that create supportive learning environments for youth and families as well as key institutions and organizations that eliminate barriers for all people to drive cultural, social, and economic impact in Kansas City.

Kansas City Civic Focus Areas

Beyond School

Beyond School

We support nonprofits that help students living in historically disinvested zip codes achieve success through our investments outside of school, such as after-school, STEM programming, and targeted programs to stimulate supportive learning environments for youth.


Children playing on the lawn of the Nelson-Atkins Museum

Key City Assets

We support institutions that contribute to the cultural, social, learning, and economic well-being of Kansas City. Such institutions are Union Station, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the National WWI Museum and Memorial, our public libraries, and the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts. These institutions are deeply rooted in Kansas City and greatly contribute to its economic vibrancy, as well as its regional and national relevance.

Photo: Do816, The Nelson-Atkins Museum Big Picnic 2018


Key City Issues

Key City Issues

We support communities as they work to solve entrenched local issues that create disparate outcomes. This work includes data analysis, increased collaboration, targeted interventions, and nonprofit effectiveness.