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Resources exist, but can be difficult to access.
This page is dedicated to driving awareness about resources for activation.
Creating Public Leadership Service Pathways for Young Professionals in Kansas

Partner: Lead for America

Contact: info@leadforamerica.org

Lead For America is a national service program building the next generation of leaders for our country and communities across all 50 states. To learn more, please click here.
Resource Spotlight: Market Opportunity Profiles

Partner: e2 Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Contact: 877-521-8600

Market Opportunity Profiles (MOP) focus specifically on a community’s likely opportunities for area spending capture to strengthen the economy and grow a more prosperous community. To learn more, please click here.
Resource Spotlight: Development Opportunity Profiles

Partner: e2 Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Contact: 877-521-8600

Development Opportunity profiles bring together a range of secondary data to help communities understand the regional context and the population, employment and income trends for their area. DOPs also identify the primary drivers of a community’s economic success, so the community will be in a better position to focus in on genuine development opportunities. To learn more, please click here.
Resource Spotlight: Community Development
The Kansas Department of Commerce Community Development Division

Partner: The Kansas Department of Commerce Community Development Division

Contact: 785-296-3481

Programs in the Kansas Department of Commerce's Community Development Division are dedicated to developing strong communities across Kansas. To learn more, please click here.
Resource Spotlight: Entrepreneurship Support
NXTUS, Inc.

Partner: NXTUS, Inc.

Contact: hello@nxtus.io

NXTUS, Inc. is a catalyst for the region's startup ecosystem. It serves as a nexus for entrepreneurs, investors, corporate partners and the community at-large. To learn more, please click here.
Resource Spotlight: Civic Engagement support
The Public Policy and Management Center at 
Wichita State University

Partner: The Public Policy and Management Center at Wichita State University

Contact: abigail.hammack@wichita.edu

The PPMC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works with the public, nonprofit and private sectors to conduct research, evaluation, training and communities initiatives that benefit the public good. To learn more, please click here.
Resource Spotlight: Entrepreneurship Support
The Porter House KC

Partner: The Porter House KC

Contact: info@theporterhousekc.com

The Porter House KC is an entrepreneurship support organization with a focus on providing access and resources to current and aspiring entrepreneurs in the Kansas City metro area. To learn more, please click here.
Resource Spotlight: Entrepreneurship Support
The Toolbox Small Business Resource Center

Partner: The Toolbox Small Business Resource Center

Contact: Gabe Munoz: gmunoz@thetoolboxkc.com

The Toolbox is the go-to resource for everything small business in Wyandotte County, Kansas. Services are offered at no-cost to local residents and businesses. To learn more, please click here.
Enhancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion within your Organization

Partner: The NetWork Kansas Empower National DEI Advisory Board

Contact: Christina Long: christina@cmlcollective.com

Strengthening Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) within organizations takes commitment, intention, resource allocation and measuring. Here are practices recommended by NetWork Kansas’ Empower Advisory Board, composed of DEI experts and practitioners, to help organizations navigate the work to generate positive impact.
KITE Proof of Concept Program

Partner: Kansas Department of Commerce

Contact: Wade Wiebe: w.wiebe@ks.gov

The KITE Proof of Concept (POC) Program provides for-profit entities and faculty-led projects access to between $5,000-$25,000 in funding to enable promising technology to advance to a stage where it is capable of attracting licensees, seed investment or generating revenues.

For-profit POC funds are available for the purpose of evaluating and/or commercializing unique and innovative technology that is scalable and targeted for development via entrepreneurial enterprise in Kansas. 
Additional funds are set aside for minority-owned businesses. 
 To learn more, please click here.
 Capital Access Center

Partner: Kansas Small Business Development Center

Contact: Vincent Haworth: Haworth@ksbdc.net

The Capital Access Center offers loan-specific consulting services to small business owners.  The center is staffed by former bankers with more than 30 years of lending experience. 

The center is a service of the Kansas Small Business Development Center, which is the state business advising resource for entrepreneurs and small business owners. To learn more,
please click here.
Verizon Small Business Digital Ready platform

Partner: NetWork Kansas and Rural LISC

Contact: NetWork Kansas Referral Center: info@networkkansas.com

Verizon Small Business Digital Ready provides personalized content, coaching, community and more to help move small business forward. Click here to access the platform.
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Flexible Financing for Nonprofits

Partner: IFF 

Contact: IFF Loans: chammer@iff.org and Real Estate Consulting Services: lmiller@iff.org

IFF can lend to and consult for most 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that are providing clear support to low-to-moderate income communities. IFF is most successful when working with nonprofits that have a minimum of $250,000 in annual revenue and 5 years of operating track record. 
To learn more, please
click here.
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Healthify

Partner: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Inc.

Contact: virginia.barnes@bcbsks.com

Healthify is building high impact social service referral networks in order to address social determinants of health.  
To learn more, please click here.
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Kansas Healthy Food Initiative

Partners: Kansas Health Foundation, The Food Trust, IFF, Kansas Healthy Food Initiative

Contact: khfi@k-state.edu

Kansas Healthy Food Initiative is a healthy food financing initiative that supports projects aiming to increase access to healthy food at the retail level in low-resource and underserved areas of Kansas.  
To learn more, please click here.
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Leadership Transformation Grants

Partner: The Kansas Leadership Center

Contact: kweidner@kansasleadershipcenter.org

Through the Leadership Transformation Grant, the Kansas Leadership Center partners with organizations to help them create a culture of leadership that embraces change, tackles problems and seizes opportunities. The KLC is looking for partners across the state to saturate their organization with KLC's proven framework in order to make lasting progress on their biggest challenges. 
To learn more, please click here.
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Kansas Community Investment Fund (KCIF)

Partner: NetWork Kansas

Contact: info@networkkansas.com

The Kansas Community Investment Fund is designed to provide capital to non-profit and for-profit projects that impact community and economic health including healthy behaviors, access to care, education attainment, and civic and community engagement.
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Resources will be uploaded on an ongoing basis.