KKR Small Business Builders Fund

For businesses in:

South Florida and beyond

Provided by:


Ideal for:

Small Business Grant Seekers

$10,000 grants to small businesses operated by underrepresented groups, with 5 to 50 employees.

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June 2, 2021


  • Up to $10,000 of recovery grants for small businesses.
  • Receive expert advice and guidance through a range of mentoring and coaching opportunities.
  • Get connected to a network of resources and support through Hello Alice (KKR's partner organization).
  • Financial support for historically underrepresented business owners.
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To be eligible, a business must have:

  • Between 5 and 50 employees (full-time, part-time, or contracted employees can be included in count).
  • Less than $7 million USD in annual revenue.
  • Demonstrated need for support.
  • A strong plan for moving forward.
  • Be in good standing with the IRS or their local regulatory body.

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The KKR Small Business Builders Fund is designed to help business owners sustain their enterprises, maintain or create jobs, and spur economic opportunity. The fund is geared towards businesses that are operated by historically underrepresented groups and/or providing important community services.

Applications are open in "rounds" through June 2, 2021. Your application should be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on the date of each round’s closing to be considered for that round.

Applications are only eligible for the round in which they are submitted, so you must submit a new application if you are not selected for the round in which you applied.

The application is hosted on the Hello Alice website. Additional information is available here.

Rounds schedule:

  • Round 1 opens September 17, 2020 and closes October 7, 2020
  • Round 2 opens October 8, 2020 and closes November 20, 2020 - extended
  • Round 3 opens November 5, 2020 and closes February 10, 2021
  • Round 4 opens February 11, 2021 and closes April 7, 2021
  • Round 5 opens April 8, 2021 and closes June 2, 2021

Important note: The first two questions on the application ask for the name and email of a KKR employee that nominated you. It is not necessary to be nominated, and these questions do not require an answer in order to submit. Do not be discouraged if you do not have a direct KKR contact.

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  • Basic personal information.
  • Basic company information.
  • Number of employees.
  • Annual gross revenue for 2019.
  • Brief description on how you have pivoted and adapted your business to COVID-19.
  • Brief descriptions on the work your organization does and the positive impacts of your business to the community.