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.


Struggling with addiction, living in a shelter, unemployed and having lost custody of her daughter, Toya was hired by the Empowerment Plan as part of their unique program to find sustainable solutions to homelessness. Today, she has a degree, a solid job and has rebuilt a strong relationship with her daughter.

  • 131

    Social enterprises 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


Transcend is dedicated to accelerating breakthrough innovation in school model design to cultivate students who will thrive in and transform the 21st century.