Funder's Guide to Small Business Development Organizations

April 28, 2014
By Dell Gines, Senior Community Development Advisor

Online guide designed for philanthropic organizations and other entities that support community development.


Small businesses play important economic roles in local communities.

Supporting small business growth is critical to the American economy. Small businesses help create new jobs, increase local wealth and reduce poverty. 

As part of the ongoing support of small business development, the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank has recently released the Funder’s Guide: A Guide to Funding Small Business Development Organizations. 

The Funder's Guide is designed for philanthropic lending organizations that support community development. It highlights the important roles small businesses play in local communities and provides a high-level overview of what funders should look for when assisting organizations that support business growth. Download the Funder's Guide.