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 Date Amount Strategy
The University of Chicago General Operating Support 09/12/06 $760.00 Education
U-Power General Operating Support 12/07/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc National Working Group on Racial Equity and Homelessness 12/06/18 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
SchoolHouse Connection Education Leads Home - Nat'l Student Homelessness Campaign and Building Equity Capacity for Leadership and Staff 12/05/18 $325,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Mockingbird Society General Operating Support 12/05/18 $220,000.00 Youth Homelessness
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Stanford Project for Education Research that Scales Core Operations 11/30/18 $750.00 Education
National Equity Project General Operating Support 11/30/18 $750.00 Education
The University of Chicago Consortium on School Research Core Operations 11/30/18 $750.00 Education
The Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society Core Operations 11/30/18 $10,000.00 Community Giving
True Colors Fund Inc Expansion of the National Youth Forum on Homelessness 11/29/18 $150,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Third Sector New England Inc. A Way Home America General Operations 11/28/18 $300,000.00 Youth Homelessness
King County Department of Community and Human Services Employment and Education Resources "Latinx Youth Reengagement Project" 11/26/18 $50,000.00 Special Initiatives
National Center for Family Philanthropy General Operating Support and Annual Membership 11/16/18 $5,000.00 IDPI 2
Third Sector New England Inc. The Build Initiative's "Building Washington State's Quality Improvement System Story” 11/13/18 $28,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa General Operating Support 11/08/18 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Boys and Girls Club of America (Atlanta) General Operating Support 11/02/18 $40,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
School's Out Washington Infrastructure for Statewide Quality Expanded Learning Opportunities System 11/02/18 $326,500.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Education Trust Inc. General Operating Support 11/02/18 $2,500.00 Education
Pushing Boundaries General Operating Support 11/02/18 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Family Support Line Delaware County Inc. Access to Cloud Security and Management of Child Forensic Interviews 11/02/18 $6,714.00 Community Giving
Child Protection Center Inc Access to Cloud Security and Management of Child Forensic Interviews 10/31/18 $9,874.00 Community Giving
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Inc. Distribution of the "Value of Collaboration Research Study" for the Philanthropic Field 10/31/18 $15,000.00 IDPI 3
Education Resource Strategies Inc. General Operating Support 10/31/18 $2,500.00 Education
The University of Chicago General Operating Support 10/31/18 $1,300.00 Education
Washington Association for Infant Mental Health General Operating Support 10/31/18 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Shift Consulting LLC Student Experience Project Network Design and Project Management (Phase 1) 10/25/18 $25,000.00 Education
National Conference of State Legislatures Engaging and Educating Legislatures in the Fight to End Youth Homelessness 10/23/18 $50,000.00 Youth Homelessness
National Network for Youth Inc. Ensuring Effective Implementation of the Families First Prevention Services Act 10/23/18 $60,000.00 Youth Homelessness
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
College Success Foundation General Operating Support (Event) 10/17/18 $250.00 Community Giving
Council For A Strong America General Operating Support 10/15/18 $75,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
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 General Operating Support (Event) 09/28/18 $5,000.00 Community Giving
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
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
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 Seattle Academy Of Arts And Sciences 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
Ashland Greenwood Public Schools Foundation 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
Seattle Girls School General Operating Support 09/14/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving