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 2020, 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.

  • 200+

    Organizations have joined the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation portfolio

  • $110M

    Of support will be deployed by 2021 to over 185 organizations

  • 220M+

    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.