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
University of Iowa Student Experience Project Year One (PI - Nick Bowman, 2019) 02/04/19 $74,821.00 Education
Midlands Mentoring Partnership General Operating Support (Event) 02/01/19 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Farestart General Operating Support 02/01/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Chief Seattle Club General Operating Support 02/01/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. General Operating Support 02/01/19 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Grantmakers For Effective Organizations 2019 General Operating Support and Annual Membership 01/25/19 $7,390.00 Community Giving
Plymouth Housing Group General Operating Support (Event) 01/25/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Shift-Results Student Experience Project Network Design and Management 12/31/18 $675,000.00 Education
Third Sector New England Inc. Launch of a State Leadership Table on Youth and Young Adult Homelessness 12/20/18 $20,515.00 Youth Homelessness
Kenmore Elementary Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Capacity Building 12/18/18 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Synergos Institute Inc. General Operating Support 12/18/18 $2,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Alliance For Education Alliance for Education/African American Male Achievement Program Seattle Public School Partnership 12/18/18 $14,500.00 Community Giving
University of Washington Presidential Scholarship Program 12/18/18 $10,000.00 Community Giving
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc. General Operating Support 12/18/18 $1,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
National Center for Family Philanthropy General Operating Support 12/18/18 $2,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
GuideStar USA Inc. General Operating Support 12/18/18 $1,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Inc. General Operating Support 12/18/18 $2,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
National Equity Project Kingmakers of Oakland Independent Charitable Status Support 12/18/18 $20,000.00 Education
United Negro College Fund Inc General Operating Support 12/14/18 $1,000.00 Community Giving
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio General Operating Support 12/14/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Treehouse General Operating Support 12/14/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Cascade Public Media KCTS 9 General Operating Support 12/14/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
NPR Foundation General Operating Support 12/14/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Boys and Girls Club of America (New York) General Operating Support 12/14/18 $12,500.00 Community Giving
Teammates Mentoring Program General Operating Support 12/14/18 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Computer History Museum General Operating Support 12/14/18 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Farestart General Operating Support 12/14/18 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Tiger Woods Foundation, Inc. General Operating Support 12/14/18 $12,500.00 Community Giving
Partners Asia General Operating Support 12/14/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
University Of Washington Foundation The Study & Advancement of Justice Effectiveness (SAJE) Center’s “Youth Housing Stability (YHS) Model for Juvenile Court 12/13/18 $400,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Chapin Hall Center for Children “Upstream Seattle” First Year Pre-Implementation (Phase 1) 12/12/18 $163,643.00 Youth Homelessness
Building Changes Schoolhouse Washington 12/12/18 $400,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Education Leaders of Color, Inc. General Operating Support 12/11/18 $150,000.00 Education
University Of Nebraska Foundation Women Investing in Nebraska (WIN) 12/07/18 $2,400.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Graduate School of Education Dean’s Fund 12/07/18 $10,000.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University President's Fund at Stanford Fund for Undergraduate Education 12/07/18 $25,000.00 Community Giving
University Of Nebraska Foundation General Operating Support 12/07/18 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Washington State Department of Children Youth and Families Expanded Learning Opportunities State Systems Support and Online Coaching 12/07/18 $250,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Stanford Buck/Cardinal Club 12/07/18 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Social Justice Fund Northwest Core Operations & Giving Project Model Expansion 12/07/18 $150,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
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
Mockingbird Society General Operating Support 12/05/18 $220,000.00 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 King County Youth Voice Project 12/05/18 $160,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Chapin Hall Center for Children Voices of Youth Count Education Research Brief Development and Dissemination 12/01/18 $53,136.00 Youth Homelessness
King County Department of Community and Human Services King County All Home’s “Campaign to End Youth Homelessness Now” 11/30/18 $500,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Impact Online Inc. General Operating Support (Volunteer Match) 11/30/18 $500,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
The University of Chicago Consortium on School Research Core Operations 11/30/18 $750.00 Education