Kauffman Foundation

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private, nonpartisan foundation that aims to foster economic independence by advancing educational achievement and entrepreneurial success. Founded by late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman, the Foundation is based in Kansas City, Mo., and has approximately $2 billion in assets.
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Kansas City, US
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217 (est)
Kauffman Foundation was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Kansas City, US

Key People at Kauffman Foundation

Julia Irene Kauffman

Julia Irene Kauffman

Chairman and CEO
Kathleen Boyle Dalen

Kathleen Boyle Dalen

Chief of Staff

Kauffman Foundation Office Locations

Kauffman Foundation has an office in Kansas City
Kansas City, US (HQ)
4810 Rockhill Rd

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The Midwest’s healthy fear of failure beats Silicon Valley’s fail-fast mantra

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5 strategies to manage unexpected business growth

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Trump’s immigration plans could cripple the US economy and hurt the workers he's pledging to protect

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Announcing the judges for the D.C. and Miami Pitch-offs

 The TC Meetup + Pitch-off is headed to D.C. and Miami next week, and it’s finally time to introduce you to our esteemed judges. The pitch-off will consist of 60-second presentations from 10 startups in each locale. These pitches will aim to win over the audience and the judges, which include local …

The future of American jobs lies with the tech industry

 When Donald Trump won the election, many in Silicon Valley were flummoxed: “How could a bigoted billionaire with no government experience and a twitchy Twitter trigger finger win the U.S. presidential election?” It’s quite simple: Trump won precisely because Silicon Valley is so disconnected from t…
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