Central Bank of Kansas City

Central Bank Kansas City

Central Bank of Kansas City is a community bank with a long and successful history of business lending and outreach, based on its strategy of revitalizing the urban core and building wealth in low-income neighborhoods. With the main branch in Kansas City’s Historic Northeast neighborhood—where it was founded in 1951—Central Bank attends to the needs of the typically underserved in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The bank has been a continual recipient of the CDFI Bank Enterprise Award for its involvement in the community it serves.

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American Banker | Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Many bank executives are excited about the benefits created by Opportunity Zones. However, other banks are still wondering if participation in them is even feasible. CDBA's Jeannine Jacokes offers her insights in this special report from American Banker. The article also features CDBA members Dominik Mjartan of Optus Bank, Tom Nida of City First Bank, Adam Northup of Virginia Community Capital, and Bill Dana of the Central Bank of Kansas City, all of whom support stronger regulations for Opportunity Zone projects.

Kansas City Star | Friday, December 23, 2016

Highlighting local coverage of Central Bank of Kansas City's seventh award under the New Market Tax Credit Program. To date they have allocated $251 million in credits on community development projects that support business growth and job creation.

CDFI Fund | Thursday, September 22, 2016
CDBA Members Central Bank of Kansas City and Virginia Community Capital were among the 32 CDFIs and qualified non-profit housing organizations who won competitively awarded grants to develop, rehabilitate, preserve, and purchase affordable housing for Low-Income families. The $91.5 million in overall funding will translate to over $900 million in community investment as every $1 of Federal funding must be matched by $10 of private investment.