Over the past 18 months, our portfolio has shown us what it looks like to lean in and dedicate oneself to finding solutions to the injustices, inequities and lack of resources & opportunity for those most vulnerable in the world. This is what it means to rise to the challenge of our times—the theme of DRK’s 2019-20 Annual Report.

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.


In April, we launched a time-limited, special initiative to respond to the growing non-coronavirus needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic. We explored over 1,000 initiatives and funded eight projects, both inside our portfolio and externally. Meet the organizations we funded.

  • 181

    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


We are excited to announce the opening of DRK’s European headquarters in The Netherlands. Our presence in The Hague, a city committed to social entrepreneurship, will allow the foundation to grow our European portfolio and help drive even greater impact in the region.