Child smiles while reading a book in a library


For over 20 years, DRK has been finding, funding and supporting extraordinary organizations working to solve society’s most intractable problems. Our Annual Report highlights the millions of lives impacted by our portfolio, including stories of hope, resilience, and transformation.

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.


EdTech nonprofit Rocket Learning, a DRK portfolio organization, was named the recipient of Google’s AI Prize for the Global Goals, a $1.5 million award designed to scale their solutions and help 30 million children across India become school-ready.

  • 225+

    Organizations have joined the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation portfolio

  • $190M+

    Of support will be deployed to over 300 organizations by end-of-year 2024

  • 400M+

    Lives have been collectively impacted by DRK portfolio organizations to date


Living under the constant threat of violence has a lasting effect — even after you escape from danger. Zarlasht Halaimzai, founder of DRK portfolio organization Amna, delivers a vital Ted Talk to share how belonging and feeling valued can bring back a sense of safety for refugees.