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March 8, 2024 | Kauffman Foundation introduces three new leadership roles. Read more >

More Opportunities,
Stronger Communities

The Kauffman Foundation helps unlock opportunity for all so that people can achieve financial stability, upward mobility, and economic prosperity – regardless of race, gender, or geography.

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Our Work

We believe communities are strengthened with a prepared workforce, and new and growing businesses. We can rebuild systems to achieve equity and build trust for sustained and positive change.

Our Grants

We invest in organizations that help break down barriers to economic success.

Our Stories

Get stories, insights, and the uncommon voices of those who are shaping the future, creating vibrant communities, and growing inclusive economies.

Our Approach

We champion ideas and support solutions designed to improve education, boost entrepreneurship, and help communities and individuals thrive.

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Our founder

Ewing Marion Kauffman was an entrepreneur and humanitarian whose innovative and long-lasting contributions have benefited millions of people in his hometown of Kansas City and beyond.

Learn more about Mr. K’s legacy