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The Draper Richards Foundation

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Purpose and Activities

The foundation awards grants to entrepreneurial leaders at new nonprofits that seek to solve existing social problems in innovative ways at a large scale. The applicant must also be the organization's founder. Grants include seed funding of $100,000 annually for three years, advisory support in the form of a board seat, and access to a network of social entrepreneurs in the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation portfolio. The foundation only awards six fellowships per year (less than 2 percent of grantees). The foundation selects proposals from a variety of public service areas, including but not limited to, education, youth and families, the environment, health, and community and economic development. The foundation does not fund organizations later in their lifecycle. The foundation does not fund organizations that are unable to scale their impact. .


Established in 2001 in CA


The Draper Richards Foundation

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1600 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA United States 94025

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