Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation was established in the mid-1960s by the late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman.

The vision of the foundation is to foster a society of economically independent indviduals who are engaged citizens, contributing to the improvement of their communities. They carry out their vision through the four programmatic areas: Entrepreneurship, Advancing Innovation, Education, and Research and Policy.

They focus their grant making and operation on two areas, advancing entrepreneurship and improving the education of children and youth.

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Recent News from Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Good to Know! Proposals Calling for Regulation of the Philanthropy Sector
Foundation: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Prompted by discussions within the philanthropic sector about a proposal being floated by philanthropist John Arnold and law professor Ray...more

$100K in microgrants awarded across 23 struggling, but resilient minority businesses
Foundation: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

The fund, supported by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and ... Entrepreneurs and businesses supported through the fund's grant...more

LEANLAB boosting its K12 Fellowship with $2M in new Chan Zuckerberg, Gates Foundation grants
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Buoyed by a fresh $2 million in high-profile grants, LEANLAB Education is resuming its innovation research program for schools — this year,...more

100 requests in two hours: $100K resiliency fund closes applications for minority biz relief grants
Foundation: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Overwhelming response to a new resiliency grant fund for minority-owned businesses hit by COVID-19 exposes a humbling reality, said Sarah...more

UMKC Innovation Center launches grant program for minority businesses
Foundation: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Now with financial backing from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, UMKC ... The $100,000 fund will provide grants to at least 20...more

3 Foundation Leaders On How Philanthropy Can Support Inclusive Small Business Recovery
Foundation: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Johnson Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

Some leading philanthropic foundations are already heeding the call. For example, recognizing the urgency of the COVID-19 moment, the...more

Rise Up, Get Started winners: Building a second chance as job market sputters
Foundation: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Shumaker Family Foundation

The Rise Up, Get Started Entrepreneurship Competition — an initiative of the social enterprise Determination Incorporated, led by Smith —...more

Most Successful Black Entrepreneurs in 2020
Foundation: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

The journey of Black business ownership in 2020 is a mixture of prosperity and acceptance of lingering societal roadblocks to progress. Those...more

Phil Hanson: In uncertain times, a path for workers
Foundation: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Truman Heartland Community Foundation

Please know that Truman Heartland Community Foundation is here to help. ... Jackson County during COVID-19 and fast-tracking our 2020 competitive grants cycle to offer flexibility and funding to...more

Local groups create relief fund for COVID-19 aid in Kansas City
Foundation: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, Hall Family Foundation

The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation is housing the Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, which will...more

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