1. Education


    Ewing Kauffman believed that youth prepared to succeed in college will go on to lead productive, economically independent lives. In carrying out Mr. Kauffman's legacy, our education work focuses on access to high quality public school options and postsecondary opportunities intended to improve academic and life outcomes for lower income urban students in Kansas City.
  2. Entrepreneurship


    Entrepreneurs are critical to the long-term health and prosperity of our economy and society. We work to advance entrepreneurship education and training efforts, to promote entrepreneurship-friendly policies, and to further understand what new firms need to start and grow.
  3. Kansas City

    Kansas City

    From our home in Kansas City, we work on initiatives that reach into our neighborhoods and around the world. We support important civic causes that enrich our community and improve the quality of life for all residents.

Recent Activity

DECEMBER 02, 2015

Small Businesses in the U.S. on the Rise, Reversing Six-Year Downward Trend

Reversing a six-year downward trend, activity in established small businesses increased last year, according to the 2015 Kauffman Index: Main Street Entrepreneurship, a new report that tracks small business activity and ownership in the United States.

DECEMBER 01, 2015

New Kauffman Sketchbook Expresses Urgent Need to Provide Students the Opportunities They Deserve

Every moment counts for students who have fallen behind on their path to meaningful, productive and happy futures, according to a new Kauffman Sketchbook video.

NOVEMBER 19, 2015

Veteran Angel Investor Explains Startup Funding Strategies in New Kauffman Founders School Videos

In Financing Your Venture: Angel Investment, a new video series from Kauffman Founders School, Ian Sobieski teaches entrepreneurs how to find and work with investors.

NOVEMBER 18, 2015

blooom is Named ‘One in a Million’ in Kauffman Foundation’s Startup Competition

After months of competing, Chris Costello, CEO of Leawood-based startup blooom, was named the winner of the Kauffman Foundation’s “One in a Million” competition.

NOVEMBER 17, 2015

Five Top Entrepreneurs to Take the Stage Tomorrow in the First-Ever ‘One in a Million’ Startup Competition

Five entrepreneurs from across the U.S. have been chosen as finalists in the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s “One in a Million” pitch competition for startup entrepreneurs.

NOVEMBER 13, 2015

EMKS Named 2015 Charter School of the Year

The Missouri Charter Public School Association has named the Kauffman School its Missouri Charter School of the Year.

NOVEMBER 11, 2015

Startup Evolution: How and When to Transition from Founder-CEO to New Leadership

Kauffman Senior Fellow Suren Dutia calls on research and his own experiences replacing a founder-CEO and serving as an investor, advisor and board member to many startups.

NOVEMBER 10, 2015

‘One in a Million’ Startup Competition Finals to be Streamed Live

Entrepreneurs pitch their business and compete for $10,000 grand prize,

NOVEMBER 09, 2015

Kauffman Foundation and DonorsChoose.org Partner to Fund Classroom Projects Led by Kansas City Public School Teachers

A $200,000 grant from the Foundation to the charitable organization will be used in part to provide matching funding to donations made on DonorsChoose.org to teachers in low-income public schools within Jackson, Clay and Cass counties in Missouri and Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas.

NOVEMBER 05, 2015

Kauffman Foundation to Accept Nominations for Junior Faculty Fellowship Grants

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announces that the nomination period is now open for the Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research (KJFF).

NOVEMBER 04, 2015

How to Cook Up a Vibrant Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Latest Kauffman Policy Digest highlights entrepreneurial ecosystem myths and offers a ‘recipe’ to create vibrant ecosystems

OCTOBER 29, 2015

High-Profile Business Leaders Will Narrow Impressive Field to Choose the One in a Million Entrepreneur

Eight of America’s most accomplished entrepreneurs and business leaders make the call as they judge the final rounds of One in a Million, a competition that will showcase some of the nation’s stellar startups.

OCTOBER 28, 2015

Kauffman Foundation Awards $3.8 Million in Grants to Eight Organizations that Help Entrepreneurs Succeed

The nonprofits will receive grants ranging from $330,000 to $500,000 each over two years as part of the Kauffman Foundation's initiative to identify and invest in organizations that have distinguished themselves in helping entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses.

OCTOBER 22, 2015

Successful Entrepreneurs Provide Tips on Hiring and Management in New Kauffman Founders School eBook

In Hiring and Management: How Smart Leaders Build Great Teams, a free eBook from Kauffman Founders School, experienced entrepreneurs provide simple hiring and management tips that can help startups build a productive and engaged workforce.

OCTOBER 21, 2015

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015 Tops 160 Country Mark

Celebration from November 16-22 will feature themes on investors, youth and cities

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