Community Capital Fund


The Community Capital Fund (CCF) supports and promotes innovative and measurable community development by focusing on neighborhood capacity building initiatives that leverage community resources and expertise.

We work with organizations that strengthen and develop the financial, social, and knowledge capital of Kansas City’s historically under-resourced and under-invested communities and neighborhoods.

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CCF was created in 2012 with a generous grant by the AltCap, a 501(c)(4) community development financial institution (CDFI) created to stimulate investment in distressed communities in Kansas City, Missouri.

How have we made an impact? To date, we’ve held 5 Community Development Workshops attended by over 1,000 community members and stakeholders and awarded 140 grants totaling $850,000 to community development and neighborhood organizations!


  • Ruben Alonso, III, Executive Director
  • Megan Crook, Program Manager
  • Nathan Cho, Community Resource Coordinator

Board Members

  • Gary Cortes, retired, Hoffman Cortes Contracting Company
  • Bianca Gates, OG Investments / Gates BBQ
  • Robert Givens, retired, Mazuma Credit Union
  • Steffany Hedenkamp, Red Quill Communications
  • Sidney King, Liberty Bank
  • Mike Macias, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) - National Educational Service Center (LNESC)
  • Margaret May, Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council
  • Jessie Schiele, Jerusalem Farm
  • Susan Stanton, ArtsKC
  • Denise St. Omer, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
  • Paige Strack, Saint Luke’s Health System
  • Eze Redwood, Wings Café
  • Lee Ann Piontek, US Bank
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Check out how Community Capital Fund and our grantees are making a difference in our community.


Now Hiring: Innovation + Outreach Coordinator

The Innovation + Outreach Coordinator VISTA will work primarily on joint outreach and communications efforts for CCF and our sister-organizaiton, AltCap. Read the full description and learn how to apply....

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June 2016 Newsletter

Contents 1. CCF Is Now Hiring AmeriCorps VISTA for 2016-2017  2. Save the Date for the 1st Neighborhood Showcase Event! 3. Call for Neighborhood Posters for Neighborhood Showcase  4....

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Press Releases

Neighborhoods Rising Fund Awards $76,655 in Grants to Area Neighborhoods

Neighborhoods Rising Fund Awards $76,655 in Grants to Area Neighborhoods

June 22, 2015


Kansas City, Mo. and Kansas City, Kan. – Community driven...

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Grant Programs

A little fund goes a long way...
CCF's grant programs provide funding to help neighborhoods and the organizations that support them to be agents of positive change.

Grant Programs

Neighborhood Opportunity Grant

The Neighborhood Opportunity Grant (NOG) Program provides mid-range funding from $5,000-20,000 to organizations for neighborhood capacity-building initiatives. View the NOG page for more information.

Neighborhoods Rising Fund

The Neighborhoods Rising Fund (NRF) is a funding collaborative that provides grants annually up to $3,000 for community projects and neighborhood revitalization initiatives that help build stronger and more effective neighborhood organizations in low to moderate income areas throughout the Greater Kansas City region. View the NRF page for more information.

Current Crowdfunding Campaigns

All Neighborhood Opportunity Grant recipients raise a portion of their award through an online crowdfunding campaign. These one-month campaigns allow our grantees to develop their own technical capacity while raising even more friends and funds than a stand-alone check. Learn more and consider donating!

Currently, there are no campaigns

Past Crowdfunding Campaigns

To date, 18 Neighborhood Opportunity Grant recipients have successfully completed their crowdfunding campaigns to raise funds and friends for their initiatives. View the complete list of grant recipients' crowdfunding campaigns here.

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The Neighborhood Showcase and Community Development Workshop provide a unique opportunity for Kansas City residents and organizations working in community development and neighborhood revitalization to come together to learn, collaborate, and be empowered.

The Neighborhood Showcase is a new, annual event that brings together neighborhood leaders, emerging community leaders, and other neighborhood advocates from across Kansas City to meet, make new connections, share their work, and offer suggestions and resources. This is a fun event that creates a safe space to share experiences and talk frankly about successes, failures, and new ideas.

The Community Development Workshop brings together Kansas City stakeholders working in neighborhood revitalization and community development to connect with one another and to resources, learn about new tools and best practices for neighborhood-led initiatives, share insights on how to best address issues and opportunities in their communities, and develop new means for collaboration and cooperation.

How to apply!


CommunityKC is a new online community project mapping tool created to connect people, projects, and resources. In short, it’s a map of the good things happening in Kansas City!

CommunityKC helps neighborhoods and organizations connect with each other, identify potential partners, become informed of local projects and initiatives, avoid duplication of efforts, network, and promote the positive things occurring in their area.

CommunityKC locates and displays information about a variety of community projects that are led by neighborhood organizations or are done in conjunction with a neighborhood organization.

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    Mohart Multipurpose Center
    3200 Wayne
    Kansas City, MO 64109

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