KKR Awards Grants to 80 Small Businesses and Nonprofits as part of COVID-19 Relief EffortDecember 1, 2020
NEW YORK – December 1, 2020 – KKR today announced it has awarded the first round of grants in two of the cornerstone programs of the KKR Relief Fund created by KKR and its employees earlier this year to support those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and its resulting economic dislocation.
said Henry Kravis and George Roberts, Co-Chief Executive Officers and Co-Founders of KKR. “
“All businesses start small and desire to grow. KKR’s Small Business Builders initiative is partnering with Hello Alice to provide small business owners grants, online resources and a thriving online community of peers,” said Elizabeth Gore, Co-Founder and President of Hello Alice. “Small businesses are the heart of our country, and we are proud to work with KKR to ensure their growth during these trying times.”
which is focused on identifying and supporting nonprofitsOpportunities, Communities, and Heroes
“COVID-19 has created unfathomable physical, economic and social disruption for people and communities around the world and the non-profit sector will continue to play a vital role in the recovery. We look forward to supporting our partners in the days and months ahead,” said Ali Hartman, KKR’s Global Head of Citizenship.
· Small businesses around the world can learn more and apply for SBB grants at kkr.helloalice.com.
· The application for nonprofits is available at www.kkr.com/grants. The next round opens January 4, 2021.
KKR’s Relief Fund is helping address challenges facing our shared communities through four key pillars: supporting portfolio company employees; engaging our employees as leaders and change-makers; assisting small businesses; and providing strategic grants and partnerships. a personal story about notifying grant recipients here.
About KKR Small Business Builders
KKR Small Business Builders is a grants-based program created to support small business owners who are struggling to navigate the challenges of the pandemic. KKR has joined forces with small business experts at Hello Alice and GEN Global to identify diverse and dynamic small business owners in need of assistance. Through SBB, KKR is awarding $10,000 grants to small business owners who will also receive support from KKR employees and the Hello Alice platform to help them better sustain their operations, maintain or create jobs and manage or pivot their business model.
KKR Grants is a global effort focused on identifying and supporting the most innovative and effective nonprofits whose missions are aligned with priority areas, including delivering immediate aid to vulnerable populations impacted by the pandemic, providing innovative pathways of workforce recovery and development, and supporting our heroes including teachers, first responders, essential workers and front-line medical professionals. KKR is supporting these organizations with financial grants and strategic support.
KKR Small Business Builders Round 1 Recipients
Anton’s | New York, NY
Sitpinyo Muay Thai & Fitness | Hong Kong
Justin Gurland and Zac Clark
Release Recovery | Yorktown Heights, NY
The Village Den | New York, NY
Lekha | New Orleans, LA
Rockin’ Baker Incorporated | Fayetteville, AR
The Discovery Years | San Jose, CA
Charleston Power Yoga | Charleston, SC
Milkweed Arts | Phoenix, AZ
Teri Van Goethem
DC Born & Bread | Washington, D.C.
A Child’s Place | McHenry, IL
Thomas C. Trotman
TNT Construction Training | Denver, CO
Michael A. Robinson
Dallas Costume Shoppe | Dallas, TX
Little Green Cyclo | South San Francisco, CA
Yetter’s Diner | Augusta, NJ
The Hideout Theatre | Austin, TX
Precision Landscape Services | Portland, OR
Janie’s Life-Changing Baked Goods | New York, NY
The Astoria Bookshop | New York, NY
Art Coop | Urbana, IL
Sherille D. Barber
Barber Therapy & Associates | Rock Hill, SC
Little Daydreamers Learning Center 2 | New York, NY
Camp Friendship | Palmyra, VA
Flagship Real Estate Group | Encinitas, CA
Mischief Management | New York, NY
Synergos Association Management | Indianapolis, IN
Capstone Calling | West Bend, WI
Richards Family Group | Willowick, OH
Polarity | Ann Arbor, MI
Bard & Baker | Troy, NY
W.Heir’s | Winter Springs, FL
Progressive Health & Performance | Murrieta, CA
Poshy Paws | Peoria, AZ
ZMD | Madison, WI
Playcenter | Lakewood, CA
Century Travel | Austin, TX
Homestead Inn | Wolf Point, MT
Academy for Caregiving Excellence | Tucson, AZ
Inner Me | Houston, TX
Duran Central Pharmacy | Albuquerque, NM
Urgent & Primary Care Of Clarksdale | Clarksdale, MS
RollerCade | Detroit, MI
Game Theory Restaurant + Bar | Fort Worth, TX
Elixir Mind Body Massage | Denver, CO
Debbie’s Dance Studio | Williamson, WV
Supply Locale | Chicago, IL
MrCleanSD | San Diego, CA
Small Batch Kitchen Cafe and Market | Lansdale, PA
Isabel Blackwell | Portland, OR
PiperWai | New York, NY
Love E | Atlanta, GA
Kristi K May
Legend Acres | Surprise, AZ
Nova Home Care | Farmington Hills, MI
Madre Luna | Corona, CA
SensationAll Kids Gym | Concord, CA
KKR Grants Round 1 Recipients
Support for food security, safe housing, public health, and crisis relief
Deutsche Franziskanerprovinz KdöR
La Casa de las Madres
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco
New Alternatives for Children
North Texas Food Bank
Single Homeless Project (SHP)
The Bowery Mission
Women’s Aid Ireland
Support for innovative pathways of workforce recovery and development
Eight Million Stories, Inc.
The HOPE Program
Year Up, Inc.
Support for teachers, first responders, essential workers and front line medical professionals
N.Y. Police and Fire Widows’ & Children’s Benefit Fund, Inc.
Save the Children
Small Steps Nurturing Center
Southern Area Hospice Services
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About Hello Alice
Hello Alice is a free, multichannel platform that helps businesses launch and grow. With a community of more than 250,000 business owners in all 50 states and across the globe, Hello Alice is building the largest network of owners in the country while tracking data and trends to increase the success rate for entrepreneurs. Our partners include enterprise business services, government agencies, and institutions looking to serve small- and medium business owners to ensure increased revenues and promote scale. Founded by Carolyn Rodz and Elizabeth Gore, we believe in business for all by providing access to all owners, including women, people of color, veterans, and everyone with an entrepreneurial spirit. To learn more, visit www.helloalice.com, as well as Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook.
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