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Policy


Reducing barriers and providing support by empowering entrepreneurship advocates, increasing entrepreneurs’ and policymakers’ understandings of how policy affects entrepreneurship, and continuing to build relationships with policymakers.
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Public Policy Statement


This policy statement outlines the Foundation’s approach to working with the public sector, including how it ensures compliance, manages risk, and maintains high-quality standards.
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Adjusting methodology to develop real-world skills


A high school senior and education innovators share how adjusting learning experiences can equip children with the skills, knowledge, and disposition they need to become the next generation of citizens and community leaders.
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See you on Central


The growing entrepreneurial economy on Central Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas, is supported by a strong Latinx community and support from an organization that grew out of the neighborhood.
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Innovating for the 'New West'


Rancher and co-founder Malou Anderson-Ramirez talks about what it means to preserve business and the land in America’s rural West.
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Navigating the creative tension of education innovation


The creative disruption needed to transform the process by which our children are prepared for life after education is a challenge, but one stakeholders are embracing.
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Help wanted: Inovative talent


While established organizations rely on employees with cutting edge ideas, they’re competing with an inclination toward entrepreneurship.
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Kauffman Knowledge Challenge


The Kauffman Knowledge Challenge seeks to increase entrepreneurial success, which can’t happen unless entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship program and policy designers, ecosystem leaders, and researchers have more insight into what works and what doesn’t work in encouraging and sustaining startups.
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Research-to-Practice Translation


The Kauffman Foundation’s entrepreneurship research-to-practice translation work creates a bridge between research and practice. The dissemination and uptake of practical, actionable, and rigorous evidence requires the creation of a two-way conversation – a feedback loop – between researchers and practitioners.
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Research


The Kauffman Foundation aims to create actionable insights and practical tools to reduce barriers to entrepreneurs through problem-based grantmaking, advances in data, and translation capacity and infrastructure.
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