University of Missouri Extension - Jackson County Community Development hosts this group to encourage constructive and respectful dialog and networking among those engaged and affected by community development practice in the greater Kansas City area. This group is currently regulated and membership requests are reviewed and approved by the group administrator. This group may at some time in the future be converted to an open group. The group administrator reserves the right to deny group membership to anyone who, through his/her conduct or posts to this group, is not constructive, respectful of other members or otherwise detrimental to the health of the group.

The Community Capital Fund was created to support and promote innovative and measurable community development in Kansas City, MO.

Founded with a generous grant by the KCMO CDE, the Community Capital Fund serves the historically under invested and under resourced areas of Kansas City. Our initial focus is on neighborhood capacity building initiatives. By leveraging community resources and expertise the Community Capital Fund will work with organizations and programs that demonstrate an ability to help strengthen the most challenged neighborhoods and communities in the heart of the city.

Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) is a nonprofit association of city and county governments and the metropolitan planning organization for the bistate Kansas City region. Governed by a Board of Directors made up of local elected officials, we serve nine counties and 119 cities. MARC provides a forum for the region to work together to advance social, economic and environmental progress.

MARC is funded by federal, state and private grants, local contributions and earned income. A major portion of our budget is passed through to local governments and other agencies for programs and services.

The Human Development and Capability Association (HDCA) is a global community of academics and practitioners that seeks to build an intellectual community around the ideas of human development and the capability approach, and relate these ideas to the policy arena.  The association promotes research within many disciplines, ranging from economics to philosophy, development studies, health, education, law, government, sociology, and more. Our members live in over 70 countries worldwide.

UMKC Institute for Human Development works with a multitude of partners to respond to needs at the local, state, and national level. IHD projects span the full range of the human condition and life cycle, from prevention to gerontology and address varying community needs, from urban mission to Latino community development in rural counties.

Common ground is not so common these days. Where people used to be able to find solutions to daunting problems, now they resort to waving signs at one another. At Consensus, we’ve found that what often appears to be a people problem is really a process problem in disguise. Our community’s people – and we have talked with hundreds from one end of the political spectrum to the other – are hungry for the chance to deal with issues. They want to talk with people who have different ideas and different experiences. They are willing to listen and learn, and they want to have a voice. What’s missing is processes that make that possible.

CCO - Communities Creating Opportunities exists to discover, develop and direct the power of people to build a better quality of life for their families. Working in over 100 congregations throughout the Kansas City metro, we work through our faith values to build community and empower local leaders.