Krause Foundation

OVERVIEW:  The Krause Foundation’ grantmaking provides grants to organizations that seek to create systemic change in education and youth development in the Bay Area.

 IP TAKE: The foundation maintains a low public profile, which limits information available on its grantmaking priorities and activities.

FUNDING AREAS: Education, youth

PROFILE: Established in 1994, the Krause Foundation was founded by technology mogul Bill Krause and his wife Gay. Gay is a former teacher, counselor and middle school principal and serves as executive director of the Krause Center for Innovation –Foothill College.The Krause Foundation’s grantmaking seeks to provide grants to organizations creating systemic change in education and youth development. Grantmaking interest are fairly broad but consistently revolve around education and youth.

The foundation does not have a website to guide grantseekers. However, Krause has strongly supported his alma mater The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. The institution is home to the Krause Center for Leadership & Ethics. The Krauses have steadily supported Foothill and De Anza community colleges. Other grantees include Mentor Tutor Connection, YMCA of Silicon Valley, Silicon Valley Education Foundation, Teen Success, The Tech Museum of Innovation, and Computer History Museum. The foundation typically awards grants in the form of general operating support.

Krause grants range from $2,000 to $25,000. Learn more about this funder’s recent giving by examining its tax records. The bulk of funding takes place in the Bay Area of California, including recent grants to groups in Oakland, Los Altos Hills, and San Jose.

It does not appear that this foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications from nonprofits. The foundation’s phone number is 650-948-4493.


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