Citizenship: Our Impact on Communities

Being a strong corporate citizen is important to KKR. We work to understand and consider our impact on our employees and on the communities in which we live and work. Thus, philanthropic giving and volunteer service play significant roles in the lives of the Firm’s founders, partners, and employees.

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KKR Speaker Series

We continued our KKR Speaker Series, introducing our executives to new organizations and thought leaders and connecting them with opportunities for community involvement. Featured organizations included Midori & Friends and Student Sponsor Partners in New York City in 2015.

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Nonprofit Board Service Opportunities

We are committed to connecting KKR executives with nonprofit board service opportunities. To date, we have successfully placed 22 executives on nonprofit boards as well as additional employees in mentorship programs. Through ongoing engagement and partnership, employees in these roles interact in a meaningful way with key nonprofits and the populations they serve.

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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 to incentivize employee giving and community involvement. Since its launch in 2013, the program has provided nearly $1.1 million to nonprofit organizations across the globe.

Volunteerism and Charitable Giving

Our employees and offices around the world volunteer their time and talents to help local and international organizations. Globally, KKR has donated $10.3 million to charitable organizations through the KKR Charitable Gift Fund since 2005.

Volunteerism is championed by our founders Henry R. Kravis and George R. Roberts, both of whom are actively engaged in leading nonprofits. They give back to their respective communities through The Henry R. Kravis Prize in Leadership, which recognizes excellence in the nonprofit sector through an annual grant, and through REDF, an organization founded by George R. Roberts to provide equity-like grants and business assistance to nonprofits in California.

Below are a few highlights that demonstrate the breadth and depth of our team’s commitments during 2015.