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Another summer of ice cream, business, and community


After 34 years in business, shop owner Mely Ballard credits community with her success.
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Inclusion Open


Grants to level the playing field for entrepreneurs
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Postsecondary


The goal of the Foundation's involvement in the postsecondary space is to ensure that Kansas City's population has the postsecondary credentials necessary to meet regional workforce goals.

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Teachers and Leaders


The Kauffman Foundation supports a wide range of programs that connect educators to professional development opportunities, giving them a chance to innovate and improve teaching techniques.
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Any given Wednesday: NFL wide receiver presents at 1 Million Cups


To connect with his community, Minnesota Vikings’ wide receiver, and nonprofit founder, Adam Thielen did what hundreds of other entrepreneurs do every Wednesday morning – he presented at 1 Million Cups.
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Education


We believe every child should receive a high-quality education, regardless of race or income.
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Previous Inclusion Open Grantees


Find below a list of all previous Inclusion Open grantee organizations since 2015.
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Early Childhood Education


The Early Education Grant Fund relaunches with newly defined funding priorities, designated resource allocation, and metrics for measuring impact.
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Entrepreneurial ecosystems move ideas to reality


Three videos explore cities where entrepreneurship supporters are rising up to meet the needs of entrepreneurs in their communities.
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Connecting entrepreneurial research with policy and practice


Ecosystem builders share their data questions and needs with researchers to help create actionable insights and practical tools.
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