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.

  • 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 big idea to make life-saving prescriptions affordable for all Americans, these two DRK portfolio organizations have won the 2020 Audacious Project.