KKR Small Business Builders Grant Program

$10,000 grants to support your woman-led small businesses

KKR Small Business Builders has an emphasis on companies that are pivoting their business in response to the pandemic and are providing important community services. For the seventh round of the program, KKR is pleased to support small businesses with female founders.

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Application Timeline

Applications for the KKR Small Business Builders Grant Program for Female Founders opened March 8, 2022, at 9 a.m. ET and will close on April 20, 2022, at 6 p.m. ET. Applications will be reviewed by a panel according to the review criteria outlined in the Terms & Conditions. Recipients will be notified by email and publicly announced in early June 2022.

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Due to COVID, we made a quick pivot to focus on consumer packaged goods and ready-to-drink products. Without paid ads, our direct-to-consumer strategy would have fallen flat. This grant will allow us to achieve our goals."

Monica Wong
co-founder and CEO, Little Green Cyclo
Monica Wong, Co-founder and CEO, Little Green Cyclo
KKR

Our Impact

Since 2020, KKR has awarded 278 small businesses with $10,000 grants through its Small Business Builders program. A key pillar of KKR's COVID-19 Relief Effort, the Small Business Builders (SBB) grant supports entrepreneurs and their small businesses around the world. The program is designed to help business owners sustain their enterprises, maintain or create jobs, and spur economic opportunity as they respond to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Supporting Small Business Around the World

$2.75M+ grants awarded
$2.75M+

grants awarded

42 states across the U.S., as well as in China, Australia, England, and Ireland
42 states

across the U.S., as well as in China, Australia, England, and Ireland

63% of grants awarded to people of color
63%

of grants awarded to people of color

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More than $2.75M in KKR Small Business Builders Grants Awarded to Small Business Owners Around the World

Congratulations to the 278 KKR Small Business Builders recipients. These businesses all share a demonstrated need for funds to recover from the impacts of COVID-19, clear and feasible plans for the proposed use of funds to grow business and serve customers, and a demonstrated commitment to their communities.

Celebrate their success