Make a Connection with Investment Connection Online

Select organizations present proposals for community and economic development projects that may be eligible under the Community Reinvestment Act to potential funders. There are two ways to use Investment Connection:

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Community Organizations

Submit your organization’s proposals to Investment Connection Online and reach potential funders.

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Funders

Find 2019 and 2020 proposals on our searchable database. Create a customized list of funding—loans, investments/grants and services—opportunities that address your geographic and issue area needs, including Response to COVID-19 which have added “Disaster” as part of their focus (some funders may need to notify their IT team for access to the site and may want to use Chrome or Edge for best viewing). Setting up and modifying your search parameters is easy to do—the new site features greater geographic search options, more areas of focus and more proposals within our seven-state District. 

Since 2011, Investment Connection has connected nonprofits with more than $40 million in funding.

In response to the impact of COVID-19 the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City conducted a special series of Investment Connection – Response to COVID-19 webinars. Links to the recorded webinars, as well as webinar materials, are below: 

 

Investment Connection New Mexico May 4, 2020
Webinar materials

 

Investment Connection Colorado May 5, 2020
Webinar materials



 

Investment Connection Oklahoma May 6, 2020
Webinar materials

 

Investment Connection Nebraska May 7, 2020
Webinar materials



 

Investment Connection Kansas & Western Missouri May 8, 2020
Webinar materials

 

 

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City does not endorse or make any representations as to the propriety or suitability of the following organizations, investments or programs listed.  Organizations should perform their own due diligence before engaging in any transactions with these entities to ensure that any such transactions meet the organization’s objectives.

 

Diana Stoian, Columbia Ventures

Fed program addressed nonprofits' funding needs as pandemic hit (August 24, 2020)

Fed program allows community organizations affected by the coronavirus outbreak to apply for connections with potential funders

Investment Connection responds to COVID-19 (March 25, 2020)

Special webinars highlight proposals that address the effects of pandemic.

Investment Connection expands across U.S. (October 29, 2019)

From start in Denver, program is poised to create million$ more CRA loan$, investment$ and service$

In 9th year, Investment Connection linking nonprofits and funders (July 11, 2019)

At Investment Connection events, nonprofits pitch proposals in the hope of securing funding.  Since it started in 2011, Investment Connection has connected nonprofits with more than $34 million in funding.  Last year nearly 400 nonprofits, funders and organizations participated across the Bank's seven-state region.

Investment Connection for 2016: Expanding Connections and Knowledge

Investment Connection has garnered positive testimonials, evaluations and comments from funders and community organizations for helping to connect more than $27 million with community organizations that assist low- and moderate-income individuals and communities. Learn more.

Investment Connection: Online Tool Helping Make New, Efficient Connections

The Kansas City Equity Fund, Young Americans Bank and Mi Casa Resource Center are three new organizations that have benefitted from new funding relationships courtesy of Investment Connection (IC) Online.

Lenders Find Online Funding Opportunities

Investment Connection and Investment Connection Online are helping funders find new community and economic investment opportunities in the Tenth District.

Investment Connection Goes Online

Funders can now connect with community and economic organizations more efficiently and conveniently online.

Investment Connection Takes Hold in the District

Investment Connection continues to gain traction in the Tenth Federal Reserve District.

Making a Connection

Program provides organizations an opportunity to find investors.

Connecting Community Needs with Investment Partners

Nonprofits presented their community development proposals to potential funders at two Investment Connection events in 2011.

Investment Connection Online FAQs

View frequently asked questions about Investment Connection.

Funders and community leaders discuss how they have benefited from Investment Connection.

Testimonials

Funder Testimonials

Cassandra Ilich, Colorado Federal Savings Bank

Maria Sepulveda, Wells Fargo Bank

Beth Drum, senior vice president, Alpine Bank, Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Alpine Bank donated 420 Dell computers to PCs for People in 2020. The Alpine Bank story connects two Kansas City Fed initiatives, Investment Connection (like Shark Tank for nonprofits) and the Employer Laptop Challenge. In 2019, the Alpine Bank CRA manager attended an Investment Connection event in Denver. PCs for People, the nonprofit computer recycler, was one of the presenters. Alpine had just upgraded to Windows 10 and had more than 400 computers sitting in storage sheds. The bank was interested. Find the article here

Nancy Taylor, Compliance Guaranty Bank

“There are many valuable non-profit organizations in our communities. We like to find partners that align with the bank’s strategic initiatives so that both the non-profit and the bank find value. Investment Connection has helped Guaranty Bank identify new partners that fit into our overall CRA initiatives.”

Community Testimonials

Rich Martinez, Young Americans Bank

Chad Gentry, mpowered

Andy Magel, Mile High WorkShop

Overall it was a really positive experience and I'd recommend it to other nonprofits!