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Staying apart to stay together

At the Kauffman Foundation, our mission remains as we work with our communities to find our way through this challenging time. Here is the latest on our response to the COVID-19 crisis:



  • Currents
    A letter from the editors: Our Bootstrap Obsession

    Let each of us own our success, exhibit the risk-taking, grit, and determination it takes to forge our own paths to define and achieve it, but with the recognition that we don’t get there alone.

currents

A letter from the editors: Our Bootstrap Obsession

Let each of us own our success, exhibit the risk-taking, grit, and determination it takes to forge our own paths to define and achieve it, but with the recognition that we don’t get there alone.

March 12, 2020
A letter from the editors: Our Bootstrap Obsession

The hustle of social capital

Founder Simion Collins shares first-hand how having a black, male mentor take a chance on him has been life-changing for his business and as a young, black filmmaker.


“My mentor has provided me with opportunities that allow me to thrive as an entrepreneur,” Collins said.
The hustle of social capital

We need to clean the pond, not fix the fish

Data and fact-based training is helping KC residents understand the systemic issues behind racial inequities.
We need to clean the pond, not fix the fish

Impact beyond a diversity statement

People and organizations are working together to build inclusive work cultures to retrain and attract a talented workforce.
Impact beyond a diversity statement


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  • Currents
    A letter from the editors: Believe in risk

    The Risk Optimistic explores the value of risk, the opportunity of risk, and the belief that taking a chance is worth it.

  • Currents
    A letter from the editors: Our Bootstrap Obsession

    Let each of us own our success, exhibit the risk-taking, grit, and determination it takes to forge our own paths to define and achieve it, but with the recognition that we don’t get there alone.

Our Currents series (3-up content)

In 2020, we’re diving deep into what it means to take risks and own your own success, however you choose to define it. Explore the insights, stories, and opportunities in our topic-based series below — and sign up for our newsletter to be notified when we launch our next series.

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The Risk Optimistic

The Risk Optimistic explores the value of risk, the opportunity of risk, and the belief that taking a chance is worth it.

The Risk Optimistic

A letter from the editors: Our Bootstrap Obsession

Let each of us own our success, exhibit the risk-taking, grit, and determination it takes to forge our own paths to define and achieve it, but with the recognition that we don’t get there alone.

A letter from the editors: Our Bootstrap Obsession

Explore by Series (Editable curated content)

In 2020, we’re diving deep into what it means to take risks and own your own success, however you choose to define it. Explore the insights, stories, and opportunities in our topic-based series below — and sign up for our newsletter to be notified when we launch our next series.

Interested in contributing an article to one of our series below, or one launching soon? Read our Uncommon Voices guidelines.

The Risk Optimistic

The Risk Optimistic explores the value of risk, the opportunity of risk, and the belief that taking a chance is worth it.

The Risk Optimistic

Our Bootstrap Obsession

Let each of us own our success, exhibit the risk-taking, grit, and determination it takes to forge our own paths to define and achieve it, but with the recognition that we don’t get there alone.

Our Bootstrap Obsession

Embracing our Interdependence

The description of what this means would go here.

Embracing our Interdependence
Explore by Series (Currents articles only)

In 2020, we’re diving deep into what it means to take risks and own your own success, however you choose to define it. Explore the insights, stories, and opportunities in our topic-based series below — and

to be notified when we launch our next series.

Interested in contributing an article to one of our series below, or one launching soon? Read our

.