The DRW Foundation, founded in 2005, is the philanthropic arm of DRW through which we make all charitable donations.
Our mission is to provide resources to organizations focused on access to education, career readiness and opportunity in underserved communities. We center our efforts on investing in sustainable, holistic programs with a vision to empower communities and individuals for the long term.
Climate Vault’s mission is to significantly reduce CO2 emissions, one of the leading causes of climate change, while supporting innovation that can remove CO2 already in the atmosphere. To do this, the organization purchases carbon permits from regulated cap-and-trade compliance markets and “vaults” them, locking them away so carbon emitters can’t use them.
Founded in part by Don Wilson, the founder and CEO of DRW, the organization enjoys the support of our team and resources. Together with the organization’s other founding partners, we enabled Climate Vault to reduce more than 200,000 metric tons of CO2 at its launch, and continue to support its critical mission.
Montreal-based Mila is a research institute with a mission to be a global pole for scientific advances that inspires innovation and the development of artificial intelligence (AI) for the benefit of all.
DRW partners with Mila to bring its industry knowledge to the important issues being addressed by the institute, while simultaneously benefiting from the tremendous ecosystem Mila has built.
We believe talent exists equally everywhere, but opportunity does not. Apprenticeships are a powerful tool in solving this issue and creating real change.
Since 2016, we have supported Code Platoon, welcoming veterans to DRW for software engineering apprenticeships. We also launched our own software engineering apprenticeship in 2020, which seeks individuals from under-represented communities and gives them the training, tools and opportunities to advance their ambitions.
Noble Schools is an open enrollment, public charter network of high schools and middle schools serving students throughout Chicago. Specifically, DRW College Prep is Chicago’s top performing, public charter high school located in the Homan Square in Chicago, Illinois. It is a part of the Noble Network of Charter Schools. DRW College Prep is set to grow to a campus that will serve 800 students grades nine through twelve.