Jim Bildner

Jim Bildner

CEO, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

Jim Bildner is the CEO of Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation where he focuses on investing in nonprofits and social enterprises that are working to solve complex issues including systemic poverty, food insecurity, access to health care, homelessness, community development, and second generation strategies to address these issues. Jim comes to DRK from Harvard where he is an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and a Senior Research Fellow at the Hauser Institute for Civil Society and the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University. At the Kennedy School, his research interests include understanding the role of private capital in solving public problems, extending the capacity of foundations to solve complex societal issues, and the sustainability of public and private systems when governments disinvest in these systems.