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.
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Guide: Loans, Grants and Equity Funding  Part Six

Kansas City Area Loan Funds

With so many different loan products, it can be hard to figure out which one is the most appropriate for you, your business and your goals. Eligibility for financing may even require you to prepare a business plan or other materials. If you're not ready to meet the requirements of the lender, it can be a frustrating experience.

Working with regional KCSourceLink Resource Partners before connecting with the lenders can save considerable time and energy. Your first step: contact the KCSourceLink help desk at 816-235-6500 for an initial triage and information about options available and suggestions for the best route to obtain loan financing.

Local Loan Providers

Provider Information


AltCap exists to increase the flow of capital to communities and businesses not adequately served by traditional financial institutions. Whether it is through the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program, microloans, or any of our other alternative capital sources, AltCap is committed to delivering critical financing to support job creating small business investments and catalytic, community-driven real estate development projects in our service area.


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C3 Capital

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

EDC Loan Corporation of Kansas City

EDC Loan Corporation is the finance arm of The Kansas City Economic Development Corporation. Entrepreneurial resources include low-cost, long-term financing, primarily using the SBA 504 Loan program. EDC offers similar long-term asset financing programs through various revolving loan funds. All loan funds available at the EDC Loan Corporation are used in acquiring real estate and fixed assets.

Entrepreneurship & Workforce Center

The Entrepreneurship & Workforce Center, located at the Dr. Thomas R. Burke Technical Education Center, makes lives better by providing services that enhance, support, and produce success within you, the community and beyond!

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 promotes and supports business in the Topeka, Kansas area by providing assistance to new and existing business seeking to start or grow, or those companies or corporations seeking to relocate or expand in the Topeka/Shawnee County 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.

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.

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.

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 Department of Economic Development, Grow Missouri Fund

The Grow Missouri Loan is a revolving loan fund designed to provide attractive loans, in cooperation with private financial institutions, to ensure borrowers have sufficient capital for job-creating business expansion.

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

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 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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