Missouri Western was awarded the Heartland Challenge Grant offered through the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The grant, totaling $73,500 will support the launch of the Regional Economic Vitality Consortium to expand their entrepreneurship education programming across a 23-county region in Northeast Kansas and Northwest Missouri. This work will contribute to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s mission of creating solutions that empower people to be successful.

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private, nonpartisan foundation that works together with communities in education and entrepreneurship to increase opportunities that allow all people to learn, to take risks, and to own their success. The Kauffman Foundation is based in Kansas City, Missouri, and uses its $2 billion in assets to collaboratively help people be self-sufficient, productive citizens. For more information, visit www.kauffman.org and connect with us at www.twitter.com/kauffmanfdn and www.facebook.com/kauffmanfdn.