UMKC Innovation Center partners with the university and the community to spark and sustain entrepreneurial efforts within our region and across the country.

KCSourceLink connects KC entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

MOSourceLink connects Missouri entrepreneurs to the right resource at the right time.

Whiteboard2Boardroom connects entrepreneurs and businesses to technologies available for licensing.

Digital Sandbox KC provides early-stage proof-of-concept support for digital products.

Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center provides technical assistance to startup and existing businesses.

ScaleUP! Kansas City helps businesses with revenues around $200K scale toward their first $1 million.

Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers helps local businesses obtain government contracts.

KCInvestED helps investors learn more about investing in KC startups.

SourceLink® helps communities nationwide build vibrant and vital entrepreneurial ecosystems.
UMKC Innovation Center
UMKC Innovation Center

Guide: Loans, Grants and Equity Funding  Part Seven

Kansas City Area Loan Funds

With so many different loans available, it can be tricky to figure out which one is right for you and your business. Guidelines vary, and lenders often ask for detailed documentation. If you’re not ready, it can be frustrating.

KCSourceLink Resource Partners can make the process easy. These experts understand what loans are available and which ones fit different needs and situations. Working with a knowledgeable Resource Partner can save you serious time and energy.

Your first step is contacting KCSourceLink. Our Resource Navigator can help you find the organizations that can help. Or you can get individualized help – for free – from our Network Navigators. They’ll learn about your business and help you connect with the specific Resource Partners that will meet your needs. It’s all part of the Personalized Action Plan that can help turn your goals into reality.

Local Loan Providers

Provider Information

AltCap

AltCap is an equitable lender and ally to underestimated entrepreneurs. We pair financial expertise with business development resources and on-the-ground advocacy to give local small businesses the capital they need to thrive.

C3 Capital

C3 Capital is a fund management company based in Kansas City, though the fund’s investment criteria requires existing profitability.

Capital Access Center

The Capital Access Center is a free service to help a business find Capital Resource Partners. The Capital Access Center (CAC), part of the Kansas Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and funded through the 2020 CARES Act, is a consulting service to small business owners needing Capital (Loans, Lines of Credit, etc).

EDC Loan Corporation of Kansas City

EDC Loan Corporation (EDCLC) is a nonprofit corporation specializing in the origination and underwriting of Revolving Loan Funds. Its mission is to help small business grow and expand through our loan programs in an effort to attract, expand and retain jobs.

Frontier Financial Partners

Everything you need to know about SBA 504 loans from #1 CDC in state of Kansas. Buy, build or renovate your commercial space, as well as cover equipment costs and existing debt with a SBA 504 loan.

GO Topeka

GO Topeka creates county-wide economic success for all companies and citizens through implementation of an aggressive economic development strategy that capitalizes on the unique strengths of the community.

Greater Kansas City LISC

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is the nation's largest Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) serving 30 cities across the country.

Heartland Business Capital

Heartland Business Capital is a private, nonprofit company that lends money to businesses through the (SBA) 504 loan program.

Hispanic Economic Development Corporation

The Hispanic Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) is dedicated to improving the lives of Latinos within the greater Kansas City. HEDC achieves this through business development and economic and community wealth creation initiatives.

Johnson County Economic Development Corporation

Johnson County Economic Development Corporation (JCEDC) provides confidential one-on-one business assistance, microloan funds, financing options and incentives, for new and existing businesses - small to large - for all Johnson County, Missouri.

Justine PETERSEN Microloan Program

Justine PETERSEN, with other local partners, offers microloans to startup and existing small businesses. Microloans are offered to those unable to access capital from traditional sources.

Kansas City Kansas E-Community

A NetWork Kansas E-Community has made a commitment to cultivating an entrepreneurial environment by identifying and developing resources to help local entrepreneurs start or grow businesses. Kansas City Kansas has been chosen to administer a loan fund to assist entrepreneurs with capital, to increase connectivity to resources available to assist entrepreneurs and small businesses, to initiate activities to generate entrepreneurial development, and to participate in a statewide partnership with other E-Communities.

KC Collective

KC Collective was developed by startup founders for startup founders. Through collective collaboration, we leverage our networks to provide introductions, mentorship, generous perks and discounts from our partners, and the education and resources necessary for driving your business forward.

Leavenworth County E-Community

A NetWork Kansas E-Community has made a commitment to cultivating an entrepreneurial environment by identifying and developing resources to help local entrepreneurs start or grow businesses. Kansas City Kansas has been chosen to administer a loan fund to assist entrepreneurs with capital, to increase connectivity to resources available to assist entrepreneurs and small businesses, to initiate activities to generate entrepreneurial development, and to participate in a statewide partnership with other E-Communities.

Midwest Small Business Finance

Midwest Small Business Finance provides small businesses with economic development and financial assistance.

Missouri Department of Agriculture

The Missouri Department of Agriculture sets agriculture policy and provides assistance to farmers throughout the state, focusing on food related business.

Missouri Linked Deposit Program

The State Treasurer's Office supports new or expanding businesses and farms by enabling eligible borrowers to receive low-interest rate loans through the Missouri Linked Deposit Program.

Missouri Technology Corporation

MTC is a public-private partnership created by the Missouri General Assembly to promote entrepreneurship and foster the growth of new and emerging high-tech companies through commercialization programs, innovation centers and innovating funding programs.

Mo-Kan Regional Council

MO-KAN Development Inc. provides loan programs to small businesses in Kansas and Missouri.

RMI

RMI is a financial resource that provides long-term, fixed-rate financing through several diverse loan products to Missouri businesses.

The Black MasterMind Group Charitable Foundation

The Black MasterMind Group is designed to create strategies to help the Black Entrepreneurial Community; Start, Stabilize, Sustain, and Scale businesses in the black entrepreneurial community. The Black MasterMind Group works collaboratively with organizations, community leaders, business coaches, trainers, educators, and business leaders, to teach entrepreneurial financial literacy and business strategies helping the black entrepreneurial community secure funding.

The Toolbox: Small Business Resource Center

The Toolbox is the go-to resource for everything small business in Wyandotte County, Kansas. All of our services are offered at no-cost to local residents and businesses. We provide support with planning, registering, funding, operating, and growing your business. We take the intimidating checklist of starting and operating a business and distill it down into the essentials through private one-on-one small business coaching. We want to make navigating business-related processes in Wyandotte personable, simple and accessible, so you can get back to doing what you do best — creating, innovating, and succeeding in your business.

Velocity Lee's Summit (VelocityLS)

Our purpose is to provide high quality mentoring, events and leadership services to growth oriented companies, along with networking opportunities for entrepreneurs, to result in positive business activity and facilitate job creation in Lee’s Summit.

Wakarusa Valley Development

Wakarusa Valley Development partners with the U.S. Small Business Administration to meet the financing needs of growing small businesses throughout the state of Kansas.

WE-Lend

We-Lend is an alternative lending program housed within the Women's Business Center. WE-Lend provides loans and financial education to business owners. WE-Lend Micro Loan Products offer up to $25,000 for existing businesses, including loans for start-ups, with a special emphasis on women-owned businesses.

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