About Us

About Us
Bank On KC works to connect everyone to safe and affordable financial products and services.

Our Mission

Our coalition offers services and educational resources that help empower people and families to improve their financial capability, health, and independence. It is important that residents have access to resources that help lay a solid foundation for banking and financial empowerment. Our coalition is particularly focused on assisting youth, first-time job seekers, and families with disabilities to access financial services.

Our History

Started in 2021, Bank On KC helps connect consumers to safe and affordable banking products certified as meeting the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund’s Bank On National Account Standards

Members represent community-based organizations, financial institutions, and local government agencies that provide services and resources such as financial education, credit counseling, savings programs, banking series, credit repair, employment assistance, youth engagement, and other financial empowerment programming.

Coalition members have formed committees to meet regularly to identify points of collaboration and community engagement opportunities, share best practices, and develop innovative ideas.

“The Unified Government is pleased to support this local pilot in collaboration with CHES, Inc, making available and expanding access to safe and appropriate financial products and services for unbanked and underserved communities throughout the Kansas City region.”
Mayor and Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, KS Chief Executive Officer David Alvey

The National Bank On Movement

Bank On KC is proud to be part of the national Bank On movement, made up of dozens of local, regional, and state coalitions across the country.

The nonprofit Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund) is the national partner for local Bank On coalitions, supporting local efforts through resources like the Bank On National Account Standards and accompanying certification, grant support to build local coalition capacity, and a robust learning community. The CFE Fund also works to give voice to local coalition experiences by informing both federal regulatory policy and financial institution practices.