A More Effective Teacher

"I got really individualized support and took my learning to that next level. The program exposed us to so many different tools -- we couldn’t master them all but we were each able to get out of our comfort zone and learn how to use the tools at whatever level we were at. This is a great place to network and I have a group to bounce ideas back and forth with. The Krause Center has helped me in multiple areas to become a more effective teacher. "

Pearce Ekel teaches marine biology & science


Filled Me With Hope

"The world of education is always changing and I came to KCI to learn how to be a better teacher for  the learners of the future. I’m a Spanish teacher but I wanted to learn many new skills, not just teaching Spanish but other skills like coding. In fact, there was an explosion in my brain with all the many new things I can do with my students. The program filled me with hope."

Rosy Valadez Soto teaches Spanish


My Students Are More Engaged

"This program transformed my teaching practice and changed my mind set about how learning happens. The program showed what new tools are out there, and taught me how to implement them. It taught me in an innovative manner and now I can teach that way, too. My students are more engaged, they have more of a voice, and overall it’s a better experience for them and me."

Nupur Sethi teaches language arts


We Can't Do This Without Your Help!

By investing in the KCI, you are providing crucial support that allows us to maintain our programs and continue to train thousands of our region’s teachers so they can go back to the classroom and inspire their students.

Donations at all levels translate into meeting specific needs—whether it is supporting groups of teachers to attend the KCI’s year long programs, supporting one teacher, supplying technology, or supporting KCI operations.  We'll allocate your gift to meet our most pressing needs. Please contact us if your interest is in supporting one of our specific programs.

Your support is crucial. Only 10% of our funding comes from the Foothill-De Anza District (primarily for facilities), with another 10% from state lottery funding—the remaining 80% comes from the generous donations of people like you.

Your donation of any amount is gratefully appreciated. You can customize your gift on our donation form. Make a credit card donation on the Foothill Foundation secure donation page,* designating the Krause Center for Innovation as shown below. You will receive an immediate email confirmation of your donation, as well as a hard copy letter.

75% of donors contributed $150 or more.

Please join them and make California's teachers more effective and inspiring.

* KCI is under the fiscal sponsorship of the Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation, a 501(c)3 auxiliary organization that seeks and sustains philanthropic support for programs that advance student success.

We also offer sponsorship packages to help you gain recognition as a champion of top quality teacher training while promoting your brand to teachers throughout California.


provides an introductory Makerspace community membership for a low-income family


provides 5 units of classes taken during the school year for one educator


provides consumable materials to run our programs for one month


supports the Makerspace teaching staff for one week


supports one educator fully in a year-long program


provides a 5 day professional learning program for 24 teachers


Major supporters since 2000 include: Beljar Philanthropy • Connie and Bob Lurie Foundation • Cisco • CUE • House Family • Google • Hewlett Packard • House Family Foundation • Intrepid Philanthropy Foundation • Krause Foundation • Microsoft • Morgan Family Foundation • Neukermans Family Foundation • Noyce Foundation • Packard Foundation • Paisley Family Fund • PwC (PriceWaterhouseCoopers) • Redderre Foundation • San Jose State University • Santa Clara Office of Education • Silicon Valley Community Foundation • Vadasz Family Foundation

Contact Gay Krause, KCI's Executive Director, to explore major gift opportunities: (650) 949-7113 or krausegay@foothill.edu.