The Draper Richards Foundation was founded in 2002. Funders William H. Draper, III and Robin Richards Donohoe, venture capitalists who have run highly successful funds together, believe in the power of innovation and passionate individuals to change the world. The Draper Richards Foundation provides selected social entrepreneurs with funding specifically and solely for entrepreneurs starting new non-profit organizations. RefugePoint won a 2007 Draper Richards Fellowship.
Since 1987, Echoing Green’s mission has been to identify, invest in, and support the world’s most exceptional emerging leaders and the organizations they launch. RefugePoint received a 2006 Echoing Green Fellowship.
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RefugePoint maintains a close strategic partnership with the Institute for Global Leadership at Tufts University, having received critical support throughout its development from the Institute and its Director, Sherman Teichman.
The Austrian-based Waldzell Institute brings together world leaders – including Nobel Laureates, scientists, artists, and leaders in various fields – to Benedictine Melk Abby to discuss how an individual can change the world. RefugePoint was named a Waldzell “Architect of the Future” in 2006.