Around the globe, DRK’s portfolio organizations are creating innovative ways to respond rapidly to the COVID-19 crisis and help the world’s most vulnerable. At a moment like this, we are inspired by the remarkable adaptability of our portfolio organizations. 

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.


Over the last eight years, Food for Education has provided high quality, nutritious meals to students in Kenyan public primary schools to improve their nutrition and education outcomes. For her dedicated, innovative work, founder Wawira Njiru is named a 2020 Ford Global Fellow.

  • 175

    Organizations have joined the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation portfolio

  • $110M

    Of support will be deployed by 2021 to over 185 organizations

  • 150M+

    Lives to date have been collectively impacted by DRK portfolio organizations


For One Acre Fund’s bold plan to end global extreme poverty through African farmers and for SIRUM’s bold plan to make life-saving prescriptions affordable for all Americans, these two DRK portfolio organizations have won the 2020 Audacious Project.