Making a difference in the community
Every community desires to improve the quality of life of its residents, but many also face adversity on the road to creating change. Our communities are creative and skilled in solving problems, mobilizing volunteers, building strong networks, and growing entrepreneurs and small businesses. Yet too often, a lack of access to funding sources prevents them from bringing their ideas to fruition.
Since 2012, the Community Capital Fund (CCF) has invested in innovative and measurable community development that aligns with and strengthens the financial, human, and social capital of under-resourced neighborhoods in the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area. CCF is an affiliate organization of AltCap, a Kansas City-based Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), and Equity2, an impact investment firm.
CCF has deployed more than $1,500,000 to neighborhoods and grassroots organizations, as well as entrepreneurs and small businesses, organized nine Community Development Workshops that have collectively drawn more than 2,100 community leaders, and fiscally sponsored ten social ventures that have raised more than $1,500,000 collectively.
CCF serves the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area with a specific focus on underinvested neighborhoods in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass counties in Missouri and Wyandotte, Johnson, and Leavenworth counties in Kansas.
Throughout its history, CCF has supported innovative community development initiatives through several programs.