An important part of Gateway’s mission is collaboration with financial institutions, government entities developers, and other community-based organizations working in the housing and community development arena. This collaborative work allows Gateway to achieve flexibility and continual knowledge to tailor its products and services to the needs of its partners and clients.

Gateway staff and consultants remain routinely engaged in collaborative efforts such as the Urban Developers’ Exchange and Kansas City CDFI Peer Network in Kansas City and the Community Builders Network and St. Louis CDFI Coalition in St. Louis. They have also developed a rapport with staff of the City and County Community Development Departments in St. Louis, Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, Kansas.

Had it not been for the receipt of this funding, we simply would not have been able to begin our project.

Margaret May - Executive Director, Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council