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Kauffman Knowledge Challenge

The 2022 Knowledge Challenge RFP is intended to support activities that improve our understanding of entrepreneurship and generate practical, actionable, and rigorous evidence to inform decision making and change systems. 

A photo of Steve LaNasa

Steve LaNasa in an educator-in-residence in Education for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. He works on activities related to credentialing, stackable credits, and degree-bearing programs, specifically research, landscape analysis, and recommendations for possible collaborative activities and investments. LaNasa is currently a board member at the Metropolitan Community College Foundation in Kansas City. He served as […]

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Sarah Barrett is a senior program officer – translational research on the Knowledge Creation and Research team in Entrepreneurship for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. She focuses on connecting research with practice and ensuring it is relevant and actionable. Her work includes identifying opportunities to support our translational research infrastructure, including generating research content, grantmaking, […]

A still from the July 2022 Entrepreneurship Issue Forum, "Seeding Inclusive and Equitable Recovery"

In a fast-paced, and increasingly unpredictable world, how we think about recovery and who it might benefit are key to supporting resilient, inclusive economies. What can the recent rounds of federal funding teach us about the complex issues related to the design and delivery of equitable and inclusive economic recovery programs? Watch the full forum below.

A person wearing a mask and gloves scoops food into a to-go container at an outdoor farmers market

John Williams of the Native American Community Development Institute, a Kauffman grantee, discusses how they are strengthening the economic development ecosystem in the Twin Cities with and for the urban Indian community living there.

A photo of Olatunji Ajani

Olatunji Ajani is a program officer – heartland strategy in Entrepreneurship for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. He manages a broad grant portfolio to foster inclusive prosperity through entrepreneurship in the Heartland, building and maintaining community outreach efforts and relationships relevant to our work. Prior to joining the Kauffman Foundation, Ajani worked with the Aspen Network of Development […]