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  • Kauffman Foundation

    Ewing Kauffman's most enduring legacy to his community & the world is the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. He wanted his foundation to be innovative—to dig deep & get at the roots of issues to change outcomes in people's lives. He wanted to help young people, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, get a quality education that would enable them to reach their full potential. He saw building enterprise as one of the most effective ways to realize individual promise & spur the economy.

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The Kauffman Foundation's Mission: Helping people attain economic independence through education and entrepreneurship, which Ewing Kauffman saw as two ends of a continuum.

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