Ewing Marion 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.

The Foundation’s education strategy focuses on preparing children and youth to lead productive, economically independent lives through support of programs that help them successfully navigate through high school graduation and attain a post-secondary education.

The Foundation operates its own public charter school in Kansas City. The Ewing Marion Kauffman School provides a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum to students from some of the city's lowest-income urban neighborhoods. Another core program of the Foundation is Kauffman Scholars, Inc., a multi-year college access and scholarship program designed to help low-income urban students in Kansas City prepare for and complete a college education. The Foundation also provides grants to selected organizations locally and nationally that help to advance its education strategy.

4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110



For local information about the Fund for Teachers grant process, contact Corey Scholes at
816-932-0131 or cscholes@kauffman.org.