As part of a time-limited special initiative, DRK is actively soliciting
proposals for quickly deployable fundable solutions that can immediately
provide relief for issues created by the current Covid-19 pandemic.

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.


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. 

  • 171

    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


Over the last six years, Crisis Text Line has deescalated high-risk mental health emergencies, rapidly connected those in need to critical services, and saved thousands of lives. For their bold, innovative work, Crisis Text Line receives the 2020 Audacious TED Prize.