New Business Ideas

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:

This year, KenCrest’s New Business Idea Initiative will be done in three phases throughout the year, opening on July 3, 2023, and closing on May 10, 2024.

The first window opens on Sept. 29, 2023, with the conditional award notifications disseminated on Nov. 10, 2023. First window conditional award recipients must submit business plans by Jan. 5, 2024. Then the KenCrest Centers’ Board of Directors will announce the recipients in February 2024.

The second window opens on Jan. 12, 2024, with the conditional award notifications disseminated on March 1. Second window conditional award recipients must submit a business plan by May 10, 2024, and the Board of Directors will announce recipients of this window in June 2024.

The third window opens on May 10, 2024, with conditional award notifications sent on June 28. Third window business plans must be submitted by Sept. 13, 2024, and the board will announce recipient winners in Oct. 2024.

Check out our LOI schedule below for more information!

Online Application (preferred)

Letter of Intent (LOI) 

(This link is active beginning July 15, 2023 to May 10, 2024) 

Email Submission

Letter of Intent (LOI) Application Information 

Printable Version of Letter of Intent (LOI) 

Frequently Asked Questions 

View our latest FAQs here

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