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Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

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Purpose and Activities

The foundation's mission is to help individuals attain economic independence by advancing educational achievement and entrepreneurial success, consistent with the aspirations of its founder Ewing Marion Kauffman. To fulfill the mission, the foundation: 1) Identifies opportunities where application of the foundation's people, ideas, and capital can benefit society in significant and measurable ways; 2) Develops innovative, research-based programs leading to practical, sustainable solutions that are widely accepted and implemented; 3) Treats the Kansas City region as a program incubator where feasible, in which new approaches can be tried and tested before being disseminated nationally; and 4) Partners with others to leverage its resources and capabilities while avoiding the creation of dependency.


Established in 1966 in MO - The foundation was established in the mid-1960s by Kansas City entrepreneur, baseball team owner, and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman. Ewing Kauffman's personal wealth provided the asset base for the foundation during his lifetime. The foundation has an asset base of over $1.7 billion


Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Independent foundation




4801 Rockhill Rd. Kansas City, MO United States 64110-2046

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