Linking Missouri's Businesses to the Right Resource at the Right Time
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The founding board members are University of Missouri Extension, Missouri Small Business and TechnologyDevelopment Centers and the Missouri Technology Corporation. Our founding sponsor is the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation was established in the mid-1960s by the late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman. Based in Kansas City, Missouri, the Kauffman Foundation is the 30th largest foundation in the United States with an asset base of approximately $2 billion. The vision of the Kauffman Foundation is to foster "a society of economically independent individuals who are engaged citizens, contributing to the improvement of their communities." In service of this vision, and in keeping with our founder’s wishes, the Foundation focuses its grant making and operations on two areas: advancing entrepreneurship and improving the education of children and youth.