Two nonprofits receive support from Health Foundation and Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

June 20, 2022

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation in partnership with the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation (DRK) is pleased to announce the selection of El Paso Center for Diabetes and Creative Kids as recipients of the DRK funding and organizational coaching. Each nonprofit organization will receive financial support in the form of an unrestricted $100,000 grant along with support from experienced executives from business, healthcare, and government.

“The Health Foundation has invested in this partnership with DRK to support two local organizations as they work to scale programs to improve community health. The partnership builds greater awareness nationally about the needs in our region,” said Tracy J. Yellen, CEO, Paso del Norte Health Foundation.

Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation is the largest social venture funder in the United States. Founded in 2002, DRK has invested in more than 195 early-stage organizations, many of whom are legends in their sectors and spaces—including Kiva, EducationSuperHighway, One Acre Fund, Room to Read, Living Goods, Last Mile Health and many others. DRK is founded on the belief that with bold support, extraordinary leaders with great ideas can change the world.

For more information, contact Michael Kelly, Vice President of Programs for the Health Foundation at or 915-218-2619.

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