Determination, Incorporated

Helping people
behind bars
grow businesses

Determination, Incorporated is a 501C3 nonprofit based in Kansas City, MO. 

Our Mission: Create a pathway to opportunity for formerly incarcerated people through entrepreneurship. 

Our vision: Prisons will become ‘grad schools’ for the world’s most impactful leaders. And formerly incarcerated people, by starting viable, hiring businesses, will help to solve the problem of recidivism and ultimately end mass incarceration

What we do

Back to Business

Our in-prison workshop prepares returning citizens with a business and action plan so they can hit the ground running upon release.

Be the boss

In our business support group formerly incarcerated people receive the knowledge and guidance they need to succeed as entrepreneurs.
Click the icon to see the 2020 schedule.

Rise Up, Get Started

Kansas City's first entrepreneurship competition for formerly incarcerated people, applicants compete for grants to start or grow their business.

Meet the Team


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Determination, Incorporated


Determination, Incorporated

4747 Troost
Ste. 207
Kansas City, MO 64110


Telephone: 816-607-1873



Thank you to our supporters

Our work is made possible thanks to the support of many organizations and individuals in the community. 

Determination, Incorporated is proud to be a 2019 grantee of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s Inclusion Open.

See our 2019 annual report.