Our Donors

Kansas City Teacher Residency is honored to be supported by local and national donors. Through their help, along with Park University, we are able to offer our future educators and our partner schools better resources and preparation.

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Entrepreneur and humanitarian Ewing Marion Kauffman established the Foundation bearing his name to support the causes he was passionate about—improving lives through education and entrepreneurship and helping to make Kansas City a better place to live and work. Through research and programs, the Kauffman Foundation works to increase the percentage of students in Kansas City reaching academic and life outcomes that prepare them for postsecondary success. The Foundation has provided funding for the Kansas City Teacher Residency program in its first year.

The Sherman Family Foundation

The Sherman Family Foundation is dedicated to causes that enhance human dignity, based on the conviction that education is the best vehicle to promote equal opportunity. The Foundation believes that effective schools and educational programs should be supported, protected, and cherished.

The Hallmark Corporate Foundation

The Hallmark Corporate Foundation is rooted in helping to create communities where all children have the opportunity to grow up as healthy, productive, and caring individuals.

The Hall Family Foundation

The Hall Family Foundation is a private philanthropic organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of human life. The Hall Family Foundation’s grantmaking in the areas of early and K-12 education seeks to ensure that students in Greater Kansas City, particularly those in the urban core, have high-quality choices for securing the best education to suit their needs.

The Oppenstein Brothers Foundation


The Walton Family Foundation

The Walton Family Foundation is working to improve K-12 outcomes for all students, especially those of limited means, by ensuring access to high-quality educational choices that prepare them for a lifetime of opportunity. Since 1992, they have invested more than $1.3 billion in K-12 education.

Baum Family Foundation

Since 2003, The Baum Foundation has worked to improve the quality of people’s lives by supporting programs in the arts, education and environment. The Baum Foundation mission is to support creativity in the arts, provide educational tools and opportunities for youth and put programs in place to protect, restore and sustain the environment. The Baum Foundation has worked globally to improve the health of the planet and the human condition by supporting programs that build awareness, shift public attitudes, and expand implementation of sustainable solutions for the environment.

Early Childhood Funders Collaborative

ECFC is a collaborative of committed early childhood funders who have been learning together and improving our collective positive impact for children, from birth to 8 years old, for over 20 years.

Learn How You Can Help

If you’d like to learn more about how you can become a donor with KCTR, we invite you to call us today at (816) 298-5660. We are always looking for other donors to help support Kansas City students.