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.
In this Q&A, Matthew Carr, director of Evaluation at the Kauffman Foundation, talks about some of the key insights the Kauffman Foundation learned from grantees in 2018, and how the Foundation will use those lessons to become a better grantmaking organization.
A deliberate, intentional redesign process will allow Kansas City Museum to pay homage to its beginnings and provide Kansas City with a state-of-the-art center for regional history and cultural heritage when it opens in 2020.
Matthew Condon, a long-time entrepreneur in the health industry and champion of business in Kansas City, joins the Kauffman Foundation Board of Trustees.
You might have to intentionally look beneath all the rethinking, reimagining, frustration, and setbacks of 2018 to see progress, but it was there. The sparks of progress were lit, and kept burning, by some uncommon folks.