EIN 43-6064859

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

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The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private foundation that funds scholarships, financial incentives to promote college savings, and support services for low- and modest-income students and adults needing access and support to enter postsecondary education. The Foundation made 457 grants last year.
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Program areas at Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Convening:the Foundation's 40,000-square-foot conference center serves as a community resource, providing meeting facilities, state-of the-art technology and amenities for a wide range of local, regional and national gatherings. We provide the space at no charge for nonprofits to use for their charitable programs and activities. Before the pandemic, the Foundation historically served more than 66,000 guests into the conference center meeting spaces. Although the conference center was closed to the public throughout 2021, in august of 2020, the Foundation established the community food service program to benefit families and children in our region. The program provided more than 40,000 meals to those in need, and allowed our food services staff, contracted through bon appetit management company, to continue working while serving the community. In addition, the Foundation uses the space to further its own convening purposes as well.
Entrepreneurship ecosystems:part of the Foundation's entrepreneurship initiative to help individuals achieve entrepreneurial success is the idea of entreprenuerial ecosystems. These ecosystems help policy makers, grass roots organizers, and local participants understand ways in which community can foster conditions for entrepreneurial experiences. With the goal to strengthen communities to have more supportive environments (including policies, practices and programs) for entrepreneurs. Ecosystems supporting entrepreneurial growth are understood and measured, leading to proven tools that improve entrepreneurial starts/successes. The Foundation supports this effort through relationships with the national league of cities, as well as programs such as 1 million cups.
Evaluation:at the Kauffman Foundation, we believe measurement and evaluation are vitally important to achieving our mission to help people become economically independent by advancing educational achievement and entrepreneurial success. Evalution provides Foundation leadership and staff with rigourous evidence to support strategic learning and inform decision-making about grants and the programs we operate directly. Our evaluation work is driven by three goals: 1) understand our progress in achieving strategic objectives; 2) create and share lessons learned along the way; and 3) use evaluation results to improve and increase our impact. The Foundation's evaluation framework spans all three levels at which the Foundation operates: grants, internally operated programs, and program-area strategies. While we use different measurement approaches for each of these levels, there is a consistent focus on establishing and tracking progress toward key outcomes.
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Personnel at Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Wendy GuilliesPresident and Chief Executive Officer / Vice President$687,617
Brian ScharfManaging Director$361,668
John E TylerGeneral Counsel in Legal / General Counsel and Secretary$467,262
Kristin BechardVice President , Finance and Administration / Treasurer$349,338
Thomas A McdonnellPresident and Chief Executive Officer$659,200
...and 1 more key personnel

Financials for Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

RevenuesFYE 12/2021
Total grants, contributions, etc.$0
Investment income and dividends$29,427,246
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$422,401,023
Gross sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$600,478
Total revenues$452,428,747

Form 990s for Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-06-11990PFView PDF
2018-122020-06-10990PRView PDF
2017-122019-03-15990PFView PDF
2016-122018-01-18990PFView PDF
2015-122017-06-13990PFView PDF
...and 5 more Form 990s

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Data update history
May 17, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
October 19, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990PF for fiscal year 2019
September 25, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 3 new personnel
September 25, 2020
Posted financials
Added Form 990R for fiscal year 2018
July 17, 2020
Updated personnel
Identified 4 new personnel
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General information
4801 Rockhill Rd
Kansas City, MO 64110
Metro area
Kansas City, MO-KS
Jackson County, MO
Website URL
(816) 932-1000
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IRS details
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Form 990-PF
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
T20: Private Foundations
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
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