Krause Foundation: Grants for Bay Area

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

 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.  The Krause Foundation’ grantmaking seeks to provide grants to organizations creating systemic change in education and youth development. Krause has strongly supported his alma mater The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. The institution is home to the Krause Center for Leadership & Ethics.

Much of the family’s other work prioritizes Bay Area. Gay is a former teacher, counselor and middle school principal and serves as executive director of the Krause Center for Innovation –Foothill College.

Krause grants range from $2,000 to $25,000. 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.


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CONTACT: The Krause Foundation does not provide a clear avenue for getting in touch with the couple, but below is an address:

The Krause Foundation

25855 Westwind Way

Los Altos Hills, CA 94022