AltCap exists to increase the flow of capital to communities and businesses not adequately served by mainstream financial institutions. Whether it is through the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program, small business and microloans, or other alternative capital, AltCap is committed to delivering accessible financing to support job-creating small business investments and catalytic, community-focused real estate development projects.
The Multicultural Business Coalition is a nonprofit collective of Kansas City based organizations created to encourage and support a healthy multicultural business community. Founded in the fall of 2015, they exist to support the increasingly diverse community by: providing a forum of communication and collaboration for the organizations that serve a significant portion of multicultural business owners; increasing the rate of multicultural owned business engagement and recognition in the general business ecosystem; and conducting research and providing data on multicultural business trends.
As a program of the Kauffman Foundation, 1 Million Cups works with entrepreneurs, empowering them with the tools and resources to break down barriers that stand in the way of starting and growing their businesses. Mr. Kauffman believed it was a fundamental right for anyone who had a big idea to be able to bring it to life—and they are here to fulfill that mission.
Block Knowledge helps underestimated communities and entrepreneurs in Kansas City to validate, launch, and grow their business.
The mission of the Platte County Economic Development Commission (PCEDC) is to promote, enhanve and grow economic development in Platte County, MO. They work to improve the business environment, the workforce and the quality of life in the community. Through established partners, PCEDC works on business retention, attraction and expansion.
The Greater KC Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization that serves more than 2,200 businesses and 300k employees. They are dedicated to making KC the best place to live, work, start and grow a business.
The mission of the Northland Chamber is to enhance the business community, economic growth and quality of life in Clay and Platte counties.