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Thank you so much for taking the time to share your work with us.  We want to let you know that we are likely to be a little slower than usual in responding, as we attend to current portfolio needs through the COVID-19 situation, but we look forward to reviewing your application as soon as we can.

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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 any overview document(s) that will help us understand your social venture. This could be in the form of a pitch deck, written executive summary, business plan document, 2-pager, or any other format that you find useful. Other supplemental materials (e.g., financials) are welcome, but completely optional. We understand that building these materials takes time - please feel free to use documents you have already created for other proposals or presentations. We will use these materials to better understand your organization and to consider its potential for fit with our investment focus; we will not evaluate your application on whether or not your materials are tailored to DRK specifically.

We are most interested to understand the following topics, but do not require that an application address all of them.

Problem and solution

  • What are the mission and objectives of your organization?
  • What is the social problem your organization addresses?
  • What is the solution your organization provides?
  • Who is your target customer, user, or beneficiary?

Impact

  • How does your organization improve on existing efforts?
  • How is your approach unique and systemic?
  • What are your organization already doing and what are its tangible results to date? 
  • How do you plan to measure organizational outcomes and success in the future?

Scale

  • What is your vision for the organization's scale over time? If you achieve this scale, how would the world look different?
  • How will you scale the organization over time?
  • What are the main sources of income that your organization will use to sustain your work over time? 
  • What are your main organizational costs today and how will those evolve as you grow?

Leader

  • 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








How many founders does your organization have?
If your organization has more than three founders, please include their information in the attachments section.
1 - Entrepreneur Contact Information













1- Demographics

Please co
mplete the following section for all co-founders of your organization. This information will help DRK as we work to craft and evolve our diversity & inclusion strategy for the years to come.

If you prefer not to share this information, please select the "Prefer not to answer" option included with each question.





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Select all that apply by using the Command or Control buttons.






DRK is interested in investing in entrepreneurs who are immersed in the communities they serve or the issues they seek to solve. If you would like to describe this further, please write a brief explanation in this box (150 words or less)
2 - Entrepreneur Contact Information













2 - Demographics

Please co
mplete the following section for all co-founders of your organization. This information will help DRK as we work to craft and evolve our diversity & inclusion strategy for the years to come.

If you prefer not to share this information, please select the "Prefer not to answer" option included with each question.





If selecting multiple values, hold control button on a PC, Command button on a Mac.

Select all that apply by using the Command or Control buttons.






DRK is interested in investing in entrepreneurs who are immersed in the communities they serve or the issues they seek to solve. If you would like to describe this further, please write a brief explanation in this box (150 words or less)
3 - Entrepreneur Contact Information













3 - Demographics

Please co
mplete the following section for all co-founders of your organization. This information will help DRK as we work to craft and evolve our diversity & inclusion strategy for the years to come.

If you prefer not to share this information, please select the "Prefer not to answer" option included with each question.





If selecting multiple values, hold control button on a PC, Command button on a Mac.

Select all that apply by using the Command or Control buttons.






DRK is interested in investing in entrepreneurs who are immersed in the communities they serve or the issues they seek to solve. If you would like to describe this further, please write a brief explanation in this box (150 words or less)

Organization Details


In one sentence, describe your organization's mission.


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This field only accepts numbers.

This field only accepts numbers.

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

Please use 4 digits



If your organization is fiscally sponsored, please enter the name of your fiscal sponsor here

i.e. subsidiaries or related companies that have a financial interest or holding in your organization.

Organization Financials


Example: January to December









Social Media (Optional)

At DRK, we often share content and successes from social media with our internal and external audiences. Social media presences or usage are not considered as part of your application, and your usage does not help or hinder your application. If you have a presence on any social media sites, please share those with us below. An example for each channel is included.

e.g. https://www.linkedin.com/company/draper-richards-kaplan-foundation

e.g. @drkfoundation

e.g. https://www.facebook.com/drkfoundation/

e.g. drk.foundation

e.g. TikTok, Snapchat, etc.

Attachments

Please attach at minimum two files below (PDF required): 1) an executive summary of no more than 3 pages, a pitch deck, or business plan-style document, and 2) a resume of the social entrepreneur(s) (if multiple resumes, please combine the files into one PDF to attach). Additional materials (e.g. financials) are welcome but completely optional. 
Documents
Please note: the files uploaded below must not exceed 35mb in size.

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.