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 Amountsort descending Strategy
Washington Early Learning Fund General Operating Support (Event) 03/15/17 $90.00 Community Giving
Network for Good Inc. General Operating Support 01/04/17 $100.00 Community Giving
United Way Of King County General Operating Support (Event) 09/18/15 $115.00 Community Giving
United Way Of King County United Way Annual Breakfast 04/22/13 $125.00 Community Giving
School's Out Washington General Operating Support (Event) 11/08/16 $150.00 Community Giving
Oakland Unified School District General Operating Support (African American Male Achievement Initiative) 04/06/16 $200.00 Education
National Equity Project General Operating Support - Honorarium for Colm Davis's participation in the March 2016 Carnegie Summit 04/06/16 $200.00 Education
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University General Operating Support - Stanford 03/31/16 $200.00 Education
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University General Operating Support 04/06/16 $200.00 Education
CORE Districts General Operating Support 08/19/16 $210.00 Education
University Of Washington Foundation General operating support for Strengthening Care Opportunities through Partnership in Ethiopia (SCOPE) 07/15/14 $250.00 Community Giving
Soulumination General Operating Support 12/01/15 $250.00 Community Giving
Teens In Public Service Annual gift in support of the 2013 Fall Fundraising Luncheon on Nov 7, 2013 10/07/13 $250.00 Community Giving
Soulumination General Operating Support 12/04/14 $250.00 Community Giving
Washington Early Learning Fund General Operating Support (Event) 04/06/16 $250.00 Community Giving
Soulumination General Operating Support 08/14/13 $250.00 Community Giving
The University of Chicago General Operating Support 10/14/16 $300.00 Education
YMCA of Greater Seattle General Operating Support (Event) 11/16/15 $310.00 Community Giving
SchoolHouse Connection General Operating Support 11/10/17 $350.00 Youth Homelessness
Washington State Boys & Girls Clubs Association General Operating Support 06/10/16 $450.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Council For A Strong America General Operating Support 06/10/16 $450.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Greater Tacoma Community Foundation General Operating Support 06/10/16 $450.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
National School Climate Center General Operating Support 07/29/16 $465.00 Education
Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation General Operating Support 06/03/16 $500.00 Community Giving
Seattle Art Museum 2014 YPQI Pinnacle Award 10/21/14 $500.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Oakland Unified School District General Operating Support 06/03/16 $500.00 Community Giving
Corporation Of Gonzaga University 2014 YPQI Pinnacle Award 10/22/14 $500.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
CORE Districts General Operating Support 06/03/16 $500.00 Community Giving
College Access Now Youth Program Quality Initiative Pinnacle Award 10/14/15 $500.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
University Of Washington Foundation General Operating Support - American Indian Studies Fund 02/16/16 $500.00 Community Giving
Boys And Girls Clubs Of King County Youth Program Quality Initiative Pinnacle Award 10/14/15 $500.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
First Place for Youth General Operating Support 06/03/16 $500.00 Community Giving
Coyote Central Youth Program Quality Initiative Pinnacle Award 10/14/15 $500.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Soulumination General Operating Support 11/10/17 $500.00 Community Giving
Alameda Family Services General Operating Support 06/03/16 $500.00 Community Giving
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio Youth Program Quality Initative Pinnacle Award 10/14/15 $500.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center General Operating Support (Event) 09/06/16 $500.00 Community Giving
The Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse General Operating Support 02/25/16 $500.00 Community Giving
Volunteers of America - Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho Systems Mapping Workshop 10/27/17 $500.00 Youth Homelessness
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center General Operating Support (Event) 06/23/17 $500.00 Community Giving
Odyssey Youth Center Youth Program Quality Initiative Pinnacle Award 10/14/15 $500.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Seattle Education Access General Operating Support (Event) 09/16/15 $500.00 Community Giving
Crosscut Public Media General Operating Support and Membership 09/14/15 $500.00 Community Giving
Oakland Public Education Fund General Operating Support (Office of African American Male Achievement) 06/23/16 $500.00 Community Giving
Solid Ground Washington Annual Gifts 04/05/13 $500.00 Community Giving
Seattle Education Access General Operating Support 02/16/16 $500.00 Community Giving
Pierce County A I D S Foundation 2013 Pinnacle Award Winner 10/01/13 $500.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
City of Shoreline Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services 2013 Pinnacle Award 10/14/13 $500.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
YouthCare Youth Program Quality Pinnacle Award 10/14/16 $500.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Communities In Schools of Spokane County Youth Program Quality Pinnacle Award 10/14/16 $500.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities