Stronger Together KC

We are stronger together

COMING TOGETHER TO SUPPORT KANSAS CITY’S COMMUNITIES

Stronger Together KC is a Black Chamber program designed to bring resources together under one umbrella to support Black business owners and introduce youths to entrepreneurship and certificate-based educational opportunities.

The Time To Act is Now

Across the nation, while all businesses are hurting, Black-owned small businesses are suffering the most.

58%

58% of Black-owned companies were already suffering financial distress at the end of 2019 

Source: Federal Reserve Bank – April 2020

7%

Only 7% Paycheck Protection Program loans went to minority-owned companies in Kansas City 

Source: University of Missouri Kansas City’s Institute for Data Education, Analytics and Science – July 2020

450K

450,000 Black-owned business owners have closed their stores since the pandemic began 

Source: Washington Post – May 2020

40%

Less than 40% of Black-owned businesses in the United States are still open 

Source: Washington Post – May 2020

Stand with Us

There is no doubt Kansas City is a strong community. During the wins, we celebrate together and during the tough times, we support each other. Our small businesses need your support now.

While we have had many generous sponsors contribute to our Stronger Together KC Small Business fund, our job is not finished. We would love to see your organization added to the list so we can continue to strengthen our community and celebrate wins again!

Become an STKC Service Partner

Submit your information on the form to learn more about becoming a Stronger Together KC Service Partner. 

Our Supporters

FIND THE GOOD. IT’S ALL AROUND YOU. FIND IT, SHOWCASE IT, AND YOU’LL START BELIEVING IN IT.

– Jesse Owens