Welcoming America Receives Draper Richards Kaplan Fellowship! | Welcoming America

Welcoming America Receives Draper Richards Kaplan Fellowship!

Keiron Bone Dormegnie | June 24, 2011

Welcoming America is pleased to announce that it has won one of the top awards for new non-profits, a Draper Richards Kaplan Fellowship! In a global search, Welcoming America was identified as one of the highest-potential new non-profits and was awarded the prestigious Draper Richards Kaplan nonprofit social entrepreneur fellowship.
 
This award recognizes Welcoming America’s important work in promoting immigrant integration by engaging immigrant host communities. The award is a testament both to the important work of Welcoming America’s affiliates and the exciting potential for the network’s expansion in the future. Much of the funding will go towards supporting Welcoming America’s expanding number of affiliate organizations. We are excited and energized to continue to build a movement that transforms the country into a nation of neighbors, community by community.
 
The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation works to support visionary social entrepreneurs who generate sustainable impact at a large scale. The Foundation finds nonprofits led by talented social entrepreneurs with high impact models, funds those early stage nonprofit organizations with $300,000 over three years and supports their growth and impact by serving as a board member and creating a learning community for the nonprofit leaders. This strategy has yielded strong social returns to date. The Foundation’s First fund started in 2002 and contributed $14 million to 30 nonprofit organizations. The portfolio addresses a range of issues domestically and internationally, including education, health, economic development, human rights and civic engagement. Organizations grew significantly during their time in the portfolio, increasing their budget on average 10x and reporting that their impact more than doubled each year.
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