Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

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Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation logo.jpg
Founded 1966
Founder Ewing Marion Kauffman
Focus Entrepreneurship and education
Method Research and grant making
Key people
Wendy Guillies, President and CEO
Endowment US$2.0 billion
Website kauffman.org

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (sometimes simply called Kauffman Foundation) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, private foundation[2] based in Kansas City, Missouri. The foundation focuses on entrepreneurship and education, and was founded by Ewing Marion Kauffman in 1966, who had previously founded the drug company Marion Laboratories.


The Kauffman Foundation's vision is to foster "a society of economically independent individuals who are engaged citizens, contributing to the improvement of their communities".[3] Its grant making and research activities are focused on two areas: advancing entrepreneurship and improving the education of children and youth.[citation needed]

The Kauffman Foundation has an asset base of $2 billion[2][3] and distributed over $17 million in grants in 2013.[2]

Carl Schramm served as president of the foundation from 2002 to 2011.


  1. ^ "Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Profile". LexisNexis Academic (database). 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-09. 
  2. ^ a b c "Kauffman Foundation Grantmaker Record". Foundation Center Directory Online. 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-09. 
  3. ^ a b "Foundation Overview".