Community Involvement

TreePlanting_2010AnnualReportAdvantage Capital Partners has long been involved in the communities in which it invests.

We understand the unique challenges entrepreneurs face. That’s why we partner with economic development organizations, which provide business support and resources as well as networking, mentoring and educational opportunities for small business owners. We also strive to build strong communities through our commitment to community service organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and Big Brothers Big Sisters. We bring the power of our human capital — using skills honed in helping entrepreneurs succeed — to help community service organizations and the people they serve realize their goals.

Business, Civic and Economic Development Organizations
Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce
Alabama Coalition for Capital
Alliance for Economic Development
Associated Industries of Florida
Association for Corporate Growth
Arch Grants
Baton Rouge Area Chamber
Business Council of Alabama
Center for Economic Growth
Center for Emerging Technologies (St. Louis)
Center for the Acceleration of African-American Business (St. Louis)
City of Clayton Economic Advisory Council
Civic Center Foundation Board (Glens Falls, New York)
Clayton Chamber of Commerce
Community Development Venture Capital Alliance
Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa
D.C. Coalition for Capital
Enterprise Corporation of the Delta
Enterprise Florida
Entrepreneurs’ Organization
Florida Chamber of Commerce
Florida Prepaid College Board
Grace Hill Women’s Business Center
Greater New Orleans, Inc.
Hawthorn Foundation (Missouri)
Idea Village (New Orleans)
(Inno) State: Louisiana’s Innovation Summit
International Economic Development Council
International Institute of St. Louis
InvestMidwest Venture Capital Forum
Launch Fest (New Orleans)
LSU Division of Continuing Education: Startup Weekend Baton Rouge
Mississippi Enterprise for Technology
Mississippi Technology Alliance
Missouri Biotechnology Association
Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Missouri Economic Development Council
Missouri Institute of Biotechnology and Innovation
Missouri Venture Forum
National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders
National Community Reinvestment Coalition
National Federation of Independent Business
National Venture Capital Association
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, D.C. Region
New Orleans Chamber of Commerce
New Orleans Council of Business Economists
New York State Economic Development Council
St. Louis Arch Angels
St. Louis Capital Alliance
St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association
Small Business Week of Eastern Missouri, Inc.
Smart Start Venture Forum (New York)
Texas Coalition for Capital
Upstate Venture Association of New York
Warren County Economic Development Corporation (New York)
Washington, D.C., Minority Business Development Center
Community Service Organizations
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri
Boys and Girls Club of Napa Valley
Boys Hope Girls Hope
CRUDEM Foundation
Edgewood Children’s Center
Habitat for Humanity — St. Tammany West
Independence Center, St. Louis
Keep Louisiana Beautiful
Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants LEAP Program
Missourians for Effective Autism Treatment
Parents as Teachers National Center
Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation
Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Truman State Education Foundation


SueStepleton_24-2“It’s hugely important that we marry social capital, human capital concepts with economic capital, and that’s exactly what Advantage Capital does.”

—Sue Stepleton, former CEO and President, Parents as Teachers