The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation was established in the mid-1960s by the late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman. Based in Kansas City, Missouri, the Kauffman Foundation is among the largest foundations in the United States with an asset base of approximately $2 billion.
The Kauffman Foundation vision is to foster “a society of economically independent individuals who are engaged citizens, contributing to the improvement of their communities.” In service of this vision, we focus our grant making and operations on two areas—education and entrepreneurship—which our founder, Ewing Kauffman, saw as two ends of a continuum. A quality education is the foundation for self-sufficiency, preparing young people for success in college and in life. Many young adults will work in businesses started by entrepreneurs. Some will become entrepreneurs themselves, providing jobs and wealth for society.
Two goals of the Kauffman Foundation are to:
- Improve student outcomes
- Advancing entrepreneurial success
We are grateful to for the support of the Kauffman Center for the MINK WIC conference.
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
The Kauffman Foundation Conference Center is a nationally recognized convening site located adjacent to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation offices in Kansas City, Missouri. This progressive facility welcomes 65,000 local to international thought leaders and decision makers per year to an atmosphere of candor and purpose, where innovative thinking and dialogue lead to action.
Created for those who pursue the principles and vision of the Kauffman Foundation set forth by the founder, Ewing Kauffman, the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center provides a stimulating climate to think creatively and grow the entrepreneurial spirit.
Blending flexible conference facilities and advanced technology with comfortable amenities and a friendly atmosphere, the Conference Center is conducive to groups seeking to educate and inform, build consensus, influence public policy, and document and disseminate results.
Address, Map, and Directions:
4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110