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:
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: Maximize Your IC Proposals, Dec. 3, 2020
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 allows community organizations affected by the coronavirus outbreak to apply for connections with potential funders
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 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 Colorado 2019
Funders and community leaders discuss how they have benefited from Investment Connection.
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.”
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!