Cross-program Initiatives

The Kauffman Foundation works to support large-scale initiatives that support education and/or entrepreneurship, such as after-school programming, STEM programs, public libraries, and others.

After-school and Summer Enrichment Programs

We award grants to nonprofit organizations that offer after-school and summer enrichment programs for Kansas City's underserved youth. An emphasis is placed on programs that serve students in the urban core, kindergarten through high school. These programs – offering a variety of tutoring, mentoring, and academic-enrichment activities beyond the normal school day – provide a channel of funding for projects typically considered to be outside the scope of the Foundation's work in education and entrepreneurship.

Since 2013, approximately 25,000 youth have been served by this initiative.

after school and summer enrichment programs

KC STEM Alliance

KC STEM Alliance is a collaborative network of educators, business partners, and organizations that inspires interest in science, technology, engineering, and math careers to generate a robust workforce of related professionals for our community.

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Public Library Programming

The public libraries around Kansas City offer a variety of programs throughout the year to engage folks of all ages, across all disciplines, in education, entrepreneurship, and civic conversations.

Libraries include the Kansas City Public Library, the Johnson County Public Library, and the Mid-Continent Public Library.

Kansas City Library Lucile Bluford Branch

Photo: Kansas City Public Library Facebook