We believe that successful companies are only as strong as the communities in which they operate. Since launching our citizenship platform in 2016, we have defined our focus and strengthened our commitment to the communities we share. At KKR we recognize that the ways in which we impact our communities are critical components of our long-term growth and success.
“Being an engaged and responsible corporate citizen is important to KKR. Our philanthropic reach and citizenship activities encompass our Firm, our employees, and our portfolio companies. Our aim is to create vibrant workforces and support thriving communities.”
Expanding Our Partnerships
KKR knows firsthand the importance of supporting healthy, inclusive communities and, in 2018, we expanded our strategic relationships with nonprofit organizations that advance this vision. We partnered with nonprofits such as Code First: Girls, Girls Who Code, Impetus, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), and the Asia Venture Philanthropy Network to help create opportunities, build pipelines of diverse talent, and train the next generation of the workforce. We have a large network of nonprofit partners that we support through Firm and individual giving. In addition to providing financial support to these organizations, we aim to engage our employees by facilitating opportunities for strategic guidance, meaningful volunteer activities, and board service with these organizations.
Deepening Our Employees’ Impact: KKR Cares
Our people are our biggest asset, which is why we support not only their career development but also their desire to create positive social impact. Through four components of the KKR Cares platform, we offer opportunities that encourage and inspire employees as they engage with nonprofits and their communities.
KKR Matching Gift Program
The KKR Employee Matching Gift Program matches employee donations to eligible nonprofit organizations dollar for dollar up to $4,000 per employee annually. Since its launch in 2013, the program has matched approximately $3 million to more than 600 nonprofit organizations ranging from schools to environmental causes.
KKR 40 for 40
KKR 40 for 40 gives employees 40 hours of paid time annually to volunteer with community projects and nonprofit organizations that are meaningful to them. To introduce our employees to volunteer opportunities, we host Nonprofit Networking Events and lunch-and-learn sessions with community leaders.
Nonprofit Board Service Opportunities
We connect KKR executives with nonprofit board service opportunities relevant to their personal and professional interests. Since 2015, we have placed more than 70 employees on nonprofit associate and governing boards across the United States.
Pro Bono Consulting and Technical Services
KKR offers our employees the opportunity to provide pro bono consulting services and technical assistance to nonprofits and social enterprises. Employees’ time and dedication has offered meaningful support to these organizations and the populations they serve.
KKR 40 for 40 – Year One Recap
Watch this 40 for 40 video, which celebrates the end of the program’s first year.
Note: All information and data are as of July 2017.