Innovation and Engagement

Communities, and the organizations that serve them, can achieve more together through collaboration than any one of us can achieve on our own. Authentic community engagement is essential to advancing student success. The Kauffman Foundation works to listen, learn, examine data, and make investments that have the best return for the students who are most often overlooked and underrepresented.

Celebrating and Accelerating Education Innovation

The Lean Lab culminates its fourth Incubator Fellowship program by awarding $50,000 to build and expand two education innovation firms in Kansas City.

Authenticity in Action

Around a table in Texas, I saw Kansas City’s truly uncommon dedication to learn together for education.

Innovation for All

It's time to challenge the assumption that innovation is something education is not.


Rethink Education

In our current society, education is evolving. With disruptions from technology and changing work environments, we must prepare for the future by rethinking how we are learning. Join us in reimagining in what education could look like for all students.

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Great Schools Visits

Community members from a cross section of Kansas City learn together and embrace new ideas from visits to great schools in cities across the country that serve a similar population of students as those in Kansas City's public schools. Sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation, these visits help create shared experiences that unite communities around what is possible for Kansas City students.

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