About Us

Since our inception in 2005, it has been our mission and purpose to support investment in capital starved communities throughout Kansas City, Missouri.

 
 
 

Our Mission

To be a catalyst for investments in Kansas City, Missouri's low- to moderate-income (LMI) communities through innovative financing products, targeted small business and economic development programming, and the development of strategic partnerships that promote economic growth and empowerment.

 
 
 

Our Purpose

As the only Kansas City, Missouri based and focused, mission-driven CDFI (we're also one of the few minority-controlled CDFIs in the country), AltCap exists to increase the flow of capital to capital starved LMI communities not adequately served by traditional financial institutions.  Whether it is through the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program, microloans, targeted loan funds, or any of our other alternative capital sources, AltCap is committed to delivering critical financing to support job creating small business investments and catalytic, community-driven real estate development projects in our service area.

     
     
     

     
     
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    In addition to providing alternative capital, AltCap supports investment in LMI communities through economic empowerment programming by providing business development and entrepreneurship training which includes the Workshop In Business Opportunities (WIBO): How to Build a Growing Profitable Business, a nationally renowned 16-week peer-to-peer entrepreneurship and business training program.

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    Through our "sister" organization, the Community Capital Fund, AltCap has been able to extend its impact in LMI communities by supporting innovative and measurable community development that focuses on neighborhood capacity building initiatives and projects that leverage community resources and expertise.

     

     

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    We are AltCap.

    We are passionate about increasing the flow of capital to support investment and economic empowerment in distressed communities. We are committed to making a difference and effecting positive change in the Kansas City community. 

     

    Ruben Alonso III
    President

    Wendy K. Alvarez
    Commercial Credit Underwriter

    Daniella Boylan
    Loan Administrator

    Megan Crook
    Community Development & Outreach Manager

    Adrienne B. Haynes, Esq.
    Small Business Consultant

    Davin Gordon
    Business Development & Program Coordinator

     

    Carmen Lopez
    Director of Lending

     
     
     

    Board of Directors


    Gary Cortez, retired, Hoffman Cortes Contracting Company (Chair of the Board)

    David Brian, CEO, Brown Cow Capital LLC (former President/CEO, EPR Properties)

    Jean-Paul Chaurand, VP, The H&R Block Foundation (Vice-chair of the Board)

    Larry Hayes, CEO, CU Holding Company, LLC

    Robert Langenkamp, President/CEO, Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City

    Randall J. Landes, Director of Finance, City of Kansas City, Missouri (Treasurer)

    Margaret J. May, Executive Director, Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council (Secretary)

    Rekha Patnaik, EVP/Director, Bank Strategy and Administration, UMB Bank

    Advisory Board


    Erika Brice, Partner, Rector Development

    Devan Case, Founder & Principal Owner, Pendulum Studios 

    Frank Oligbo, Principal Owner, Frank Oligbo Agency

    John A. Wood, Director of Neighborhood & Housing Services, City of Kansas City, Missouri