DRK Foundation Online Application

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The intent of this request for materials is for us to get to know the fundamentals about you, your organization and your team.  It is intended to draw on existing materials and to take about 30-60 minutes to complete. 

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Once you have filled out all of the fields, please click "Submit Completed Application" at the bottom of page 6.  

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.

You can review the timeline for our full selection process here at any time. 

Organization Overview

Contact Information

Organization Primary/Headquarters Address

Entrepreneur Contact Information for Each Co-Founder of your Organization (you may add more contacts at the bottom of this section)

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Organization Details

In one sentence, describe your organization's mission.

If both, select international and include the US list that will appear below.

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List board members names and titles where appropriate, and indicate Board Chair if you have one.

Please use 4 digits

Organization Financials

Example: January to December


Please attach at minimum two files below (PDF required): an executive summary (no more than 3 pages) or business plan-style document, and a resume of the Social Entrepreneur(s) - if multiple resumes, please concatenate to one document to attach. Additional materials (e.g., pitch deck, financials) are welcome but completely optional. 


See the Submit an Application page for more details.

Attach resumes for the founders/leaders

Please list any fellowships or accelerator programs that your organization has completed or is currently a part of.

For organizations that are not U.S. 501(c)(3) public charities or fiscally sponsored projects of a U.S. 501(c)(3) public charity: The DRK Foundation is contemplating a grant for which the Foundation has determined that it must exercise expenditure responsibility.  In accordance with Internal Revenue Code Sections 4945(d)(4) and 4945(h) and with Treasury Regulation Section 53.4945-5(b)(2), this application documents the Foundation’s pre-grant inquiry.