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

Community Capital Fund

Since 2012, the Community Capital Fund 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.

About

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.

Service Area
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.

Services

Business Planning

  • Forming a Business

Economic and Site Development

  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Obtaining Debt Funding
  • Obtaining Equity Funding
  • Obtaining Government Funding

Human Resources

  • Retention

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Research Projects
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Legal Services

  • Forming a Business

Mentoring

  • Peer Mentoring

Nonprofit Development

  • Funds Development
  • Technical Services

Starting a Business

  • Forming a Business
  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Training

  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Startup Classes
Primary ContactSteff Hedenkamp
Address3200 Wayne Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64109
Phone(816) 502-9584