Prosper Community Contractor Collective
This supplier diversity initiative provides Minority-Owned Businesses and contractors entrepreneurship education in partnership with Kansas Business Services, LLC
while also awarding contracts to perform exterior home and property improvements
at no-cost to approved homeowners.
Focused trades: lawncare • hauling • painting • electrical • and small repair companies
IMPACT TO DATE: 2022
23 properties improved
$96,375.51 in contracts awarded to date with additional projects planned as funding becomes available.
SPECIAL THANKS TO PROSPER SPONSORS:
In an effort to provide ongoing professional development and training to minority businesses, Create Campaign, Inc. presents Prosper. This initiative provides contractor education in collaboration with Kansas Business Services.
Participating contractors will then be eligible to bid on home and neighborhood improvement projects generated by residents who have been impacted by the installation of transmission lines in central-northeast Wichita.
Those residents will assist Create Campaign, Inc. in awarded funded contracts to companies participating in the Prosper Community Contractor Collective.
Additional details about community notification and the awards process will be posted soon. Original meeting plans have been postponed due to restrictions on gatherings.
CONTRACTOR PARTICIPANT CRITERIA
Must be a legally-structured, for-profit entity as defined by the Kansas Secretary of State's Office and/or operate using an EIN
Must have a minimum of one-year in business
Must show business activity in 2019
Must be a Wichita, Kansas-based company
Should be a socially disadvantaged company as described by the U.S. Small Business Administration
Must carry business insurance
Must agree to the terms and conditions of program
Must pay enrollment fee of $50, which covers materials and meals
The Prosper Community Contractor Collective is funded by the
Evergy Investment Fund at the Wichita Community Foundation with additional funding support from Koch Industries
3 home repair projects completed in Summer 2022
23 total number of home repair projects completed at no cost to homeowners
Exterior painting projects: 6
Driveway/Walkway repairs: 6
Window Installations/Gutters: 4
Lawncare/Debris removed: 3
Roof repairs: 2
Fencing repairs: 1
Lighting installation: 1
Total amount of contracts awarded for repair work: $96,375
Total number of minority-owned firms awarded the repair work: 7
Special thanks to our Prosper sponsors:
The Wichita Community Foundation
Bank of America