We Are





Our Mission

To be a catalyst for investments in capital and resource starved communities in the Kansas City metro through the delivery of innovative financing products, targeted small business and economic development programming, and the development of strategic partnerships that promote economic growth and empowerment.


Our Purpose

AltCap exists to increase the flow of capital to communities and businesses not adequately served by mainstream financial institutions.  Whether it is through the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program, small business and microloans, or other alternative capital, AltCap is committed to delivering financing to support job-creating small business investments and catalytic, community-focused real estate development projects.


Our Service Area

Our service area encompasses the Kansas City metro area with a specific focus on Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass counties in Missouri and Wyandotte, Johnson, and Leavenworth counties in Kansas. 



Meet Our Team!

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


Board of Directors

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

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

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

Janice S. Ellis, Ph.D., Author, Business Executive and Public Policy Advocate

Robert Givens, retired, Mazuma Credit Union

Ed Honesty, Jr., President and COO, Best Harvest Bakeries

Margaret J. May, retired, Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council (Secretary)

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

Advisory Board

Erika Brice, Partner, Rector Development

Emily Lecuyer, Managing Director, Equity2 LLC

Christal Watson, Deputy Chief of Staff, Neighborhood/Small Business Development Office, Unified Government of Wyandotte County/KCK

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