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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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.
| Friday, March 8, 2013

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency manages a directory of minority-owned financial institutions, including women-owned banks, as well as resources for learning more about these institutions that are often more sensitive to the specialized needs of the communities they serve. In fact, one of the OCC’s recommended resources is MinorityBank.com, which published a listing by Creative Investment Research, Inc. of the top five women- and minority-owned financial institutions, naming the Central Bank of Kansas City as the best bank for women. According to MinorityBank.com, the top five listing was compiled “using 2009 financial, demographic, HMDA and CRA information from a database maintained by Creative Investment Research.” The list was ultimately based on “social needs in the area the financial institution serves; responsiveness of the financial institution in meeting those social needs; and financial performance of the institution.”