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.
Supporting teachers, inspiring future leaders, driving equity in education -- there are so many reasons to give to the KCI!
You make amazing things possible!
The generosity of our donors makes the work of staff, instructors, partners, and community members possible through educator scholarships, low-to-no cost professional learning, the growth and sustainability of the KCI Makerspace, as well as new program development in the areas of online and blended learning, STEAM, computer science, design thinking, equity and inclusion, and creativity in the classroom.
Together, these donations support educators who embrace innovation at the core of their instructional program and also empowers them to bring energy, passion, and creativity into their learning spaces -- ultimately impacting their students and the future of education.
You inspire tomorrow's leaders
To motivate, challenge, and inspire today’s diverse learners and future leaders, teachers need to be able to boost their curriculum with new teaching methodologies and technology-enhanced learning activities.
Your donations are leveraged
By partnering with school districts on their own professional development programs, we leverage the power of your donation. However, to maintain and expand we need to increase our funding base.
In Summer 2020 alone, we reached over 2000 teachers.
What parts of KCI programs resonate most with you and truly impact your learners?
KCI Online & Blended IMPACT Program, KCI MERIT Program, and KCI Space Program Alumnus
KCI Online & Blended IMPACT Program, KCI MERIT Program, KCI STEAM Leadership Program, and KCI Space Program Alumnus
Oni Tawiah Burroughs
KCI Online & Blended IMPACT Program Alumnus
"I will always be grateful for the way [the instructors] ran the program and respected us as professionals, individuals with personal lives, and learners. You made things so easy and manageable, while keeping things interesting and fun. I learned so much through this program and I have you to thank!"
— LAURA DEGELMAN, KCI SPACE PROGRAM ALUMNUS
Your donation of any amount is gratefully appreciated.
Make a credit card donation on the Foothill Foundation secure donation page*, designating the Krause Center for Innovation. You will receive an immediate email confirmation of your donation, as well as a hard copy letter. Please contact us if your interest is in supporting one of our specific programs.
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.
75% of donors contributed $150 or more.
Please join them and make California's teachers more effective and inspiring.
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
of the Krause Center for Innovation over time
- Beljar Philanthropy
- Connie and Bob Lurie Foundation
- Hewlett Packard
- House Family Foundation
- Intrepid Philanthropy Foundation
- Krause Foundation
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Serving K-14 Educators Since 2000
Over 23,000 teachers have taken KCI courses and programs. It has built a reputation on intensive summer institutes for educators, as well as the courses it provides throughout the year. The KCI has consistently focused on building innovative courses and programs and on evaluating and improving its methodologies.
The KCI’s other key focus has been on partnering with education-oriented nonprofits and foundations to serve the educator segment. Based on this experience and success, the KCI is uniquely positioned to address many of the critical issues facing education and workforce development.