Kansas City Civic

Ewing Kauffman worked to enhance civic pride in his hometown and to make it a major league city.

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.

75,000+ students served through KC STEM Alliance in 2018.
~ 10,000 nonprofit staff served to date.
$60M growth in total financial capacity of Kauffman-supported institutions.
10th Annual Royals Ticket Giveaway 2018 at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and Conference Center

Take me out to the ballgame: The 10th annual Royals Ticket Giveaway

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.

Maker Faire 2018 provides inventive, innovative way for students to experience hands-on learning in Kansas City, Mo.

Maker Faire 2018: When STEM meets show and tell, sparks of innovation and invention fly

Project-based and hands-on experiences put learning into action for students at “The Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth."

A major league city needs major league assets

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 Focus Areas

Cross-program Initiatives

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.

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Maker Faire Kansas City at Union Station

Key City Assets

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.

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art | Do816

Nonprofit Effectiveness

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.

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Nonprofit Effectiveness

Currents // Kansas City

Read stories of our impact in Kansas City.

Ewing Marion Kauffman

The story of Ewing Marion Kauffman

A common man with an uncommon legacy.

Lisa Murray, new chief investment officer at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

On the money: New CIO brings competitive spirit to investing

Lisa Murray takes a new role as the Kauffman Foundation's chief investment officer.

Student first, collaboration always | City Year Kansas City

Students first, collaboration always

One of City Year’s core values, the commitment to partner and collaborate with every student stakeholder to maximize impact, is recognized in Kansas City.

Jeremy Nowak at the Kauffman Foundation

Remembering Jeremy Nowak: a friend and a visionary

Forced to move ahead without the vision and advice of a valued friend, we honor Jeremy Novak by focusing on the work he loved.

Is the middle the new edge?