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Tackling global challenges with data

Through Data4Change programs, the Cloudera Foundation collaborates with nonprofit organizations to build their data engineering capacity through direct access to technology, data expertise, and technical support. We meet nonprofits where they are in their data journeys, overcome challenges, then push forward together.


A new philanthropic model

"Our goals in these efforts are to help our partners accomplish their immediate objectives AND make progress toward becoming data-driven organizations, which requires so much more than competently using a set of technologies and analytical approaches."


Claudia Juech, CEO, Cloudera Foundation

Claudia Juech, CEO, Cloudera Foundation
Mike Olson Board Chair, Cloudera Foundation

“Our bet was that big data and machine learning could help mission-driven organizations change the world — that we’d make them even better at delivering social impact. That’s why we created the Cloudera Foundation. Three years later, that bet is paying off.”


Mike Olson, Board Chair, Cloudera Foundation

Our value proposition


Nonprofit knowledge

A nuanced understanding of nonprofits, their needs and their potential, to help them with data use in their context.

Technical expertise

Deep technical expertise across the data lifecycle, with emphasis on solutions architecture and data engineering.

Powerful tools

Access to a powerful technology platform through our relationship with Cloudera, Inc.


Meaningful grant support to make parallel investments in technical talent and infrastructure.

The data on our data efforts

Multi-year partnerships




in grants


in technology


technical assistance hours

Data4Change Accelerator partnerships




in grants


in technology

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