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Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation Grant Program

The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation seeks to dramatically improve the lives of people and the world around us through innovative strategies, systems changing approaches, and disrupting technologies. Their goal is to find social entrepreneurs with dynamic ideas and nurture them at the early stages with maximum leverage and total commitment.

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Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation concentrate their selection on the capabilities of the founder/leader, the scalability of the model, and the potential impact of the organization on the world.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Entrepreneurship

Required Languages


Eligible Countries

All World Countries

Program Period

3 years

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

    • Leaders tackling important social issues that can make a difference in the lives of many.
    • Models that have the likelihood to be able to scale.
    • Social enterprises in the early stages of their development where DRK involvement (financial, as a board member and through other support) can make a real difference.
    • On average, organizations are 1-3 years old and the leader is prepared to execute an ambitious plan.
    • Social enterprises that are national or global in reach and/or social issue.
    • Domestic (U.S.) and international organizations.
    • We support non-profit, for-profit and hybrid social enterprises.
  • They do not fund:
    • Community-based organizations with no interest in scaling.
    • Organizations whose sole focus is on the development of research.
    • Programs promoting religious doctrine.

Opportunity Cost


Total of $300,000

find exceptional entrepreneurs, provide them with 3 years of unrestricted capital (totaling $300,000) and provide rigorous on-going support by joining their board of directors for the 3 years and partnering with the leader to help them to build capacity in their organization and scale their impact.

How to Apply

First Step:

Complete an application. The online application should take about 30-60 minutes to complete. If you would like to save your progress and resume later, please be sure to check the box at the top of the online form to save your information.

Second Step:

Please upload with your application a written executive summary or business plan document addressing the following topics.  Any additional materials (e.g. pitch deck or financials) are welcome, but completely optional.

Problem and solution

  • Succinctly describe the mission and objectives of the organization.
  • Describe the social problem your organization addresses.
  • Describe the solution your organization provides.


  • Explain how your organization improves on existing efforts, with specific names of organizations addressing the same problem if possible/relevant.
  • Explain how your approach is systemic and unique.
  • Describe the organization’s tangible results to date, detailing how you plan to measure organizational outcomes and success in the future.


  • Explain how you plan to scale the organization over time.
  • Explain the main sources of income that your organization will use to sustain your work over time.


Please attach a standard resume/CV for the entrepreneur(s), not simply a text bio.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Gehad Omara / Egypt

Reviewed by” Shrouk Saleh/ Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team