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Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation


Last profile update: 11/17/2017
Last grant data update: 05/17/2018

At A Glance

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

4801 Rockhill Rd.

Kansas City, MO United States 64110-2046

Telephone: (816) 932-1000


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation






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

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.