our grantmaking process

The Raikes Foundation makes grants in three core program areas: Education, Youth Homelessness, and Expanded Learning Opportunities. We also make a limited number of community grants and grants for special projects. Proposals are by invitation only. We make the majority of our grants to organizations we have identified. We do not accept unsolicited proposals. 

To be eligible for a grant, applicants must be classified as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and as public charities under section 509(a)(1), (2) or (3) of the Code. Public organizations designated under section 170(c) of the Code are also eligible. The Raikes Foundation does not make grants to individuals or to organizations outside the United States. 

The Raikes Foundation does not fund: individuals; organizations that discriminate on the basis of age, race, national origin or citizenship, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation or religious belief; or religious purposes unless grant activities address the needs of the wider community without regard to religious beliefs.

Even if our grants and strategies don’t fully succeed, we only fail if we don’t learn.

– Jeff Raikes

List of Grants

Organization Requests Award Datesort ascending Amount Strategy
The University of Chicago General Operating Support 09/12/06 $760.00 Education
Philanthropy Northwest Philanthropist Forum Collaborative Work 10/19/18 $5,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Carnegie Foundation For Advancement Teaching W Coast Office Education Carnegie’s 2019 Summit on Improvement in Education 10/19/18 $15,000.00 Education
Soulumination General Operating Support 10/19/18 $500.00 Community Giving
League of Education Voters Foundation General Operating Support 10/15/18 $35,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Seattle Education Access Student-Led Systems Change in Education 10/11/18 $75,000.00 Special Initiatives
Transforming Education, Inc. Building Equity Capacity for Transforming Education Leadership and Staff 10/10/18 $50,000.00 Education
Bellwether Education Partners, Inc. CASEL's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Field Facilitation and Assessment 10/08/18 $500.00 Education
College Success Foundation-District Of Columbia General Operating Support (Event) 09/28/18 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Washington Nonprofits Advocacy Toolkit 09/28/18 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Third Sector New England Inc. A Way Home America's Grand Challenge to End Youth and Young Adult Homelessness 09/25/18 $700,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Evans Scholars Foundation Evans Scholars Foundation 09/24/18 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Kennesaw State University Research and Service Foundation Center for Sustainable Journalism's "Where Homelessness and Youth Intersect: Building Awareness, Changing Perceptions" 09/24/18 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Cardinal Service Website and Communications Platform Improvements 09/24/18 $50,000.00 Community Giving
Seattle Girls School General Operating Support 09/14/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
The Seattle Academy Of Arts And Sciences General Operating Support 09/14/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Holy Names Academy General Operating Support 09/14/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
University Child Development School General Operating Support 09/14/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Bishop Blanchet High School General Operating Support 09/14/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation Inc. General Operating Support 09/14/18 $50,000.00 Community Giving
Mason County Housing Options for Students in Transition General Operating Support 09/14/18 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Ashland Greenwood Public Schools Foundation General Operating Support 09/14/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Recovery Cafe General Operating Support (Event) 09/14/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Center for Effective Philanthropy General Operating Support 09/10/18 $100,000.00 IDPI 3
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc General Operating Support and Membership 09/07/18 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Mid-Atlantic Network of Youth & Family Services Inc. Coordinated Entry Learning Collaborative (CELC) 08/24/18 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Boys and Girls Club of South Puget Sound Teen Center Renovation Capital Campaign 08/24/18 $20,000.00 Community Giving
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education Improving Under 18 Homeless Youth System Coordination – Lifting up Mainstream System Partners to End Youth Homelessness 08/24/18 $65,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Independent Sector 2018 General Operating Support and Annual Membership 08/24/18 $12,500.00 Community Giving
Collaborative For Academic Social and Emotional Learning Equity-focused Organizational Capacity Building 08/23/18 $46,750.00 Education
Family Law CASA of King County General Operating Support 08/17/18 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Education Trust Inc. Alliance for Resource Equity 08/16/18 $700,000.00 Education
Chapin Hall Center for Children Voices of Youth Count Conference 08/16/18 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Pride Foundation "Home is Where the Heart is Fund" supporting LGBTQ Youth and their Families in Rural and Remote Communities 08/10/18 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Powerful Voices General Operating Support (Event) 08/10/18 $1,500.00 Community Giving
TeamChild Development of a System of Care for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth & a Public System of Care Which Prevents Youth Exiting 08/09/18 $40,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Columbia Legal Services Development of a System of Care for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth & a Public System of Care Which Prevents Youth Exiting 08/09/18 $40,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Children and Youth Justice Center Development of a System of Care for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth & a Public System of Care Which Prevents Youth Exiting 08/09/18 $30,620.00 Youth Homelessness
The University of Chicago Building Equitable Learning Environments Network (Year 3) 08/09/18 $500,000.00 Education
SchoolHouse Connection State Partnerships on Student Homelessness 08/06/18 $155,000.00 Youth Homelessness
King County Department of Community and Human Services Built for Zero Conference - King County Department of Community and Human Services "All Home" Staff Participation 08/03/18 $2,235.00 Youth Homelessness
National Equity Project Building Equitable Learning Environments Network (Year 3) 07/31/18 $500,000.00 Education
Shift Consulting LLC Building Equitable Learning Environments Network (Year 3) 07/31/18 $629,188.00 Education
Bellwether Education Partners, Inc. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Field Facilitation and Assessment 07/27/18 $9,000.00 Education
National Equity Project Building Equitable Learning Environments Network (Year 3) 07/25/18 $584,724.00 Education
The Billions Institute, LLC Building Equitable Learning Environments Network (Year 3) 07/25/18 $167,670.00 Education
Wayfinder Foundation General Operating Support 07/18/18 $1,500.00 Community Giving
The Regents of the University of California at Berkeley General Operating Support 07/17/18 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Fellowship for Race & Equity in Education General Operating Support (The Equity Lab) 07/17/18 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Third Sector New England Inc. A Way Home Washington’s “Anchor Communities” Initiative to Prevent and End Youth Homelessness 07/12/18 $150,000.00 Youth Homelessness