The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation was founded on a belief in the power of innovation and the conviction that with bold support, passionate individuals with great ideas can change the world.

3 Latina women share the stage at graduation smiling in their graduation caps


2017 was a remarkable year for the Foundation—by the numbers as well as by the sheer impact of our portfolio on people’s lives. Learn more in our 2017 Annual Report, “The Urgency of Now.”

  • 152

    Organizations have joined the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation portfolio

  • $110M

    Of support will be deployed by 2021 to over 185 organizations

  • 40,000+

    Volunteers engaged by DRK Portfolio in all 50 states in the US and across the world


Becca Heller, Executive Director and Co-founder of grantee International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), receives MacArthur ‘Genius’ Fellowship.