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. 

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Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in the U.S., and reminds us how much work still must be done to create racial and economic reconciliation in our nation.

Every shirt sold goes to support second chance entrepreneurs that are building businesses which create jobs and provide for their communities. LEARN MORE & ORDER NOW. 

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.

Rise Up, Get Started

Second chance entrepreneurs complete a business plan and save money to put toward their endeavor. After saving $300, we triple their savings and help them 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.

Thank you to Balanced to a T Bookkeeping for providing affordable services to our second chance entrepreneur community. 

See our 2019 annual report.