A nonprofit that empowers Black entrepreneurs through grants, co-working space, and business support services.

5008 Prospect Ave., KCMO

Website: KansasCityGift.org Email: contact@kansascitygift.org Phone: 816-766-7860

The Porter House KC

Founded with entrepreneurs in mind, The Porter House KC offers classes, grants, and coaching to help get businesses started.

1518 E. 18th St., KCMO

Website: ThePorterHouseKC.com Email: info@theporterhousekc.com Phone: 816-265-1522 

The Black Mastermind Group

A nonprofit designed to create strategies that start, stabilize, sustain, and scale businesses in the Black entrepreneurial community; the group works to teach entrepreneurial financial literacy and business strategies helping the Black entrepreneurial community secure funding. 

1121 N. 5th St., Kansas City, KS

Website: TheBlackMastermindGroup.com Email: info@theblackmastermindgroup.com Phone: 913-337-0302

KC BizCare

Run by the city, KC BizCare is a one-stop shop for permitting and guidance to operate any sort of business in KCMO. Many city-backed projects require contractors with minority, women, or disadvantaged people’s ownership, BizCare can help start the certification process.

Inside KCMO City Hall at 414 E. 12th St., KCMO

Website: BizCare.kcmo.gov  Email: kcbizcare@kcmo.org Phone: (816) 513-2491

Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce 

Serving Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa, the HBCC is a nonprofit set up to support and start Black-owned businesses in the region. 

4001 Blue Pkwy., Suite 108, KCMO

Website: HeartlandBlackChamber.com Email: info@heartlandblackchamber.com Phone: 913- 948-7680 

Black Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City

A nonprofit aimed at supporting Black economic prosperity by supporting Black-owned businesses with education, legislative representation, and public relations. 

6301 Rockhill Rd., Suite 107, KCMO

Website: BCCGKC.org Email: info@bccgkc.org Phone: 816-336-1435

Prospect Business Association

The PBA is a nonprofit that serves all of the KC area, but is focused on correcting historic disinvestment in the Prospect corridor and the urban core by supporting area businesses with tailored support services. 

2420 Linwood Blvd., KCMO

Website: PBAKC.org Email:info@pbakc.org  Phone: 816-666-9722

KC Source Link

KCSourceLink connects entrepreneurs to resources, coaches, funding, and education and helps coordinate events for entrepreneurs in Kansas City, with the aim of making it America’s most entrepreneurial city.

4747 Troost Ave., KCMO

Website: KCSourceLink.com Email: infor@kcsourcelink.com Phone: 816-235-6500


Run by the Unified Government of Wyandotte County, DotteBiz is an online tool for permitting and guidance to operate any sort of business in Wyandotte County.

Website: DotteBiz.wycokck.org 

Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City

The EDCKC serves as the economic development agency for the city of KCMO, and has tools for any sized business wanting to operate in the city limits. 

300 Wyandotte, Suite 400, KCMO

Website: EDCKC.com Phone: 816-221-0636

Kauffman Foundation

The Kauffman Foundation is the nation’s largest entrepreneurial nonprofit support foundation, and offers a portal to grants available nationwide. 

4801 Rockhill Rd., KCMO

Website: Kauffman.org Phone: 816-932-1000 

Launch KC

Every year Launch KC invests half a million dollars in competitive grants to startup companies that will relocate to downtown KCMO. Website: LaunchKC.org