The Kansas City Direct Marketing Education Foundation (KCDMAEF) is committed to promoting and fostering direct marketing education in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area and is an entity independent of the KCDMA.

The KCDMAEF is a component fund of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and Affiliated Trust, the organization that administers the KCDMAEF and receives advice, direct and instructions from the KCDMAEF Advisory Committee. KCDMA provided the initial funding for the Education Foundation and will continue to build its general fund through fundraising events, memorial gifts, and gifts from individuals or corporations interested in the future of direct marketing in Kansas City.