The New Business Ideas initiative is back!

New Business Ideas Flyer

What is the New Business Idea Program?

In 2019, KenCrest launched a grant opportunity to fund new business ideas, service delivery, and innovations. It’s a great opportunity to develop new models and products to benefit KenCrest’s stakeholders and programs. Need more information? Contact

Who Can Apply?


  • KenCrest staff
  • Volunteers
  • Consultants
  • Community Partners
  • Those invested in improving the lives of children and those with intellectual disabilities

How to Apply

Get a virtual tour of the museum. Ideal for Letters for Intent for New Business Idea funding will be accepted between July 1and September 30, 2021. Conditional awards will be announced on November 15, 2021, based on KenCrest’s mission and strategic alignment. Conditional award recipients are required to submit business plans by January 14, 2022. KenCrest Centers Board of Directors will announce the recipients in February 2022.

Upcoming Webinars

Join us for one of the upcoming Lunch & Learn webinars to learn more about NBI and the application process.

Here are this years Lunch & Learn Webinar dates:

June 29th
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July 27th
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August 24th
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Sept. 14th
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NBI Timeline

Get to know our opening times, ticket

  • LOI will open on July 1, 2021 and will close on September 30, 2021
  • Conditional award notifications will be disseminated on November 15, 2021
  • Business plan submissions will be due by January 14, 2022
  • Final awards will be approved by KenCrest Centers Board in February 2022

Plus, once a month we’ll be offering an NBI game!

Download June’s game herePlease email your completed game to with your name, email, and department by 6/22/2020.

Check out previous funded projects on the KenCrest main website at