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
New Visions for Public Schools General Operating Support 12/15/17 $200.00 Community Giving
Washington Womens Foundation General Operating Support and Membership 12/15/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Building Changes Understanding and Addressing Barriers to Academic Success for Students of Color Experiencing Homelessness 12/11/17 $80,500.00 Youth Homelessness
College Success Foundation General Operating Support (Event) 12/08/17 $5,000.00 Community Giving
National Public Education Support Fund Out-of-School Time National Workgroup Collaborative 12/08/17 $5,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
National Public Education Support Fund Grantmakers for Thriving Youth Membership 12/08/17 $20,000.00 Education
University Of Nebraska Foundation General Operating Support 12/08/17 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Education Trust Inc. Convening an Emerging Resource Equity Field 12/07/17 $49,500.00 Education
Third Sector New England Inc. Report on the Correlation Between the Behavioral Health System and Youth Homelessness 12/07/17 $66,125.00 Youth Homelessness
Mockingbird Society General Operating Support 12/07/17 $210,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Education Trust Inc. Convening an Emerging Resource Equity Field 12/07/17 $78,394.00 Education
The Aspen Institute, Inc. Aspen Forum for Community Solutions General Operations 12/05/17 $100,000.00 Opportunity Youth - 2017
Third Sector New England Inc. A Way Home America General Operations & National Stakeholder Convenings 12/05/17 $160,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Legal Counsel for Youth and Children Legal Services Partnership for Youth 12/04/17 $50,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Turnaround for Children, Inc. General Operating Support 12/01/17 $800.00 Community Giving
Computer History Museum General Operating Support 12/01/17 $1,000.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University President's Fund at Stanford Fund for Undergraduate Education 12/01/17 $25,000.00 Community Giving
Turnaround for Children, Inc. General Operating Support 12/01/17 $1,600.00 Community Giving
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio General Operating Support 12/01/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
National Equity Project General Operating Support 12/01/17 $2,000.00 Education
University Of Nebraska Foundation General Operating Support (WIN) 12/01/17 $2,400.00 Community Giving
Van Ness Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization General Operating Support 12/01/17 $200.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Graduate School of Education Dean’s Fund 12/01/17 $10,000.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University General Operating Support 12/01/17 $650.00 Education
Rainier Scholars General Operating Support 12/01/17 $1,000.00 Community Giving
New Venture Fund General Operating Support (Honorarium) 12/01/17 $375.00 Community Giving
The University of Chicago General Operating Support 12/01/17 $1,100.00 Education
United Negro College Fund Inc General Operating Support 12/01/17 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Chapin Hall Center for Children Towards Core Outcome Measures for Youth Homelessness 12/01/17 $100,000.00 Youth Homelessness
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Stanford Buck/Cardinal Club 12/01/17 $10,000.00 Community Giving
NPR Foundation General Operating Support 12/01/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Farestart General Operating Support 12/01/17 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Girls Incorporated Of Omaha General Operating Support 12/01/17 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities General Operating Support 12/01/17 $13,000.00 Education
School's Out Washington Expanded Learning Opportunities Network for Quality Initiative 11/28/17 $190,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Third Sector New England Inc. General Operating Support 11/20/17 $200,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc Foundations for Employment and Housing Membership 11/17/17 $3,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Behavioral Ideas Lab Inc Impact-Giving Self-Assessment Tool 11/15/17 $65,000.00 Special Initiatives
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc Youth Network and Leadership Committee 11/14/17 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Carnegie Foundation For Advancement Teaching W Coast Office Education Carnegie’s 2018 Summit on Improvement in Education 11/10/17 $15,000.00 Education
Partners Asia Rohingya Refugees 11/10/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Institute for Community Research Inc. Introduce System Dynamics Modeling to Key YH Stakeholders in WA State 11/10/17 $6,200.00 Youth Homelessness
SchoolHouse Connection General Operating Support 11/10/17 $350.00 Youth Homelessness
College Success Foundation-District Of Columbia General Operating Support (Event) 11/10/17 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Soulumination General Operating Support 11/10/17 $500.00 Community Giving
Faces of Giving, Inc. “The Apparitional Donor: Understanding and Engaging High Net Worth Donors of Color” Research and Report (Phase 1) 11/09/17 $165,000.00 Special Initiatives
Community Center For Education Results Back on Track Program Improvement Project 11/06/17 $323,000.00 Opportunity Youth - 2017
Teammates Mentoring Program General Operating Support 11/03/17 $5,000.00 Community Giving
King County Prosecuting Attorney King County Juvenile Court Strategic Planning Retreat 11/03/17 $5,500.00 Youth Homelessness