These six simple words say it all. It truly is a time for all of us to be bolder, more intentional, and more committed than ever to helping those most vulnerable in society. This past year, we witnessed a new kind of boldness as DRK portfolio organizations demonstrated proof point after proof point of what’s possible. Read more in our latest 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.

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In 2021 we opened an office in Nairobi, Kenya, a powerful hub for social innovation in Africa. The local team will lead sourcing, diligence, and support efforts for our African portfolio, in partnership with our Europe and US-based teams.

  • 200+

    Organizations have joined the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation portfolio

  • $110M

    Of support deployed to over 185 organizations by end-of-year 2021

  • 220M+

    Lives to date have been collectively impacted by DRK portfolio organizations

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In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we launched a time-limited, special initiative to respond to the growing needs of vulnerable populations around the globe and here in the US. We explored over 1,000 initiatives and funded eight projects, both inside our portfolio and externally. Meet the organizations we funded.

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