The Foundation continues that legacy today and supports its vibrancy through investments in education, entrepreneurship, and civic initiatives in order to fulfill Mr. Kauffman's intent for Kansas City.
The Foundation provided 4,000 complimentary tickets to the Royals home games for young fans who might not otherwise have the chance to attend a ballgame.
Project-based and hands-on experiences put learning into action for students at “The Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth."
The Foundation makes significant investments to help our key city assets increase long-term financial stability, most recently through a grant to the Truman Library Institute.
Kansas City Civic works to strengthen or kickstart initiatives that complement the Foundation's work in education and/or entrepreneurship across the Kansas City metropolitan area.
We support large-scale cultural institutions, such as Union Station, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the National WWI Museum and Memorial, and the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts, that are deeply rooted in Kansas City and greatly contribute to its economic vibrancy and national relevance.
We invest in select intermediary organizations helping local human services and educational nonprofits to better meet community needs. Collectively, these support organizations provide leadership training, operational and administrative services, and professional development for the staff and volunteers of other nonprofit organizations in Greater Kansas City.
Read stories of our impact in Kansas City.
A shift in how we perceive philanthropy confronts the question, “How do we answer to call to care for each other?”
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.
Kansas City’s West 18th Street Fashion Show is the culmination of two decades of development that puts the inclusive, creative, and entrepreneurial community now known as the Crossroads Arts District on full display.
Community members are working together in Kansas City to leverage Opportunity Zone investments to establish homegrown inclusive development as the norm.