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
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
School's Out Washington General Operating Support (Event) 11/08/16 $150.00 Community Giving
Van Ness Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization General Operating Support 12/01/17 $200.00 Community Giving
New Visions for Public Schools General Operating Support 12/15/17 $200.00 Community Giving
CORE Districts General Operating Support 08/19/16 $210.00 Education
College Success Foundation General Operating Support (Event) 10/17/18 $250.00 Community Giving
The University of Chicago General Operating Support 10/14/16 $300.00 Education
SchoolHouse Connection General Operating Support 11/10/17 $350.00 Youth Homelessness
New Venture Fund General Operating Support (Honorarium) 12/01/17 $375.00 Community Giving
National School Climate Center General Operating Support 07/29/16 $465.00 Education
Soulumination General Operating Support 10/19/18 $500.00 Community Giving
YouthCare Youth Program Quality Pinnacle Award 10/14/16 $500.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center General Operating Support (Event) 09/06/16 $500.00 Community Giving
Municipal League Foundation General Operating Support (Event) 05/09/19 $500.00 Community Giving
Communities In Schools of Spokane County Youth Program Quality Pinnacle Award 10/14/16 $500.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Volunteers of America - Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho Systems Mapping Workshop 10/27/17 $500.00 Youth Homelessness
TeamChild General Operating Support (Event) 05/07/19 $500.00 Community Giving
Children and Youth Justice Center General Operating Support (Event) 03/06/19 $500.00 Community Giving
Bellwether Education Partners, Inc. CASEL's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Field Facilitation and Assessment 10/08/18 $500.00 Education
Trinity Presbyterian Church Youth Program Quality Pinnacle Award 10/14/16 $500.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center General Operating Support (Event) 06/23/17 $500.00 Community Giving
Soulumination General Operating Support 11/10/17 $500.00 Community Giving
University of Oregon Foundation General Operating Support - Department of Psychology 08/10/16 $500.00 Community Giving
Washington State Office of Superintendent of Instruction General Operating Support 08/10/16 $555.36 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Character Lab, Inc. General Operating Support 08/19/16 $600.00 Education
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University General Operating Support 12/01/17 $650.00 Education
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
The University of Chicago Consortium on School Research Core Operations 11/30/18 $750.00 Education
National Equity Project General Operating Support 11/30/18 $750.00 Education
The University of Chicago General Operating Support 09/12/06 $760.00 Education
Turnaround for Children, Inc. General Operating Support 12/01/17 $800.00 Community Giving
Clemson University (Academic Success Center) General Operating Support 06/29/18 $860.00 Education
The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City Talk to Your Baby Campaign 12/09/16 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Mason County Housing Options for Students in Transition General Operating Support 09/14/18 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Baseball Beyond Borders General Operating Support 01/22/18 $1,000.00 Community Giving
National Equity Project General Operating Support 11/18/16 $1,000.00 Education
College Access Now General Operating Support (Event) 04/06/18 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Computer History Museum General Operating Support 12/01/17 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Baseball Beyond Borders General Operating Support 02/10/17 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Washington Association for Infant Mental Health General Operating Support 10/31/18 $1,000.00 Community Giving
The University of Chicago General Operating Support 11/18/16 $1,000.00 Education
Girls Incorporated Of Omaha General Operating Support 11/18/16 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Midlands Mentoring Partnership General Operating Support (Event) 02/01/19 $1,000.00 Community Giving
United Negro College Fund Inc General Operating Support 12/14/18 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Umoja Student Development Corporation General Operating Support 11/18/16 $1,000.00 Education
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University General Operating Support - Project for Education that Scales 11/18/16 $1,000.00 Education
Farestart General Operating Support 11/18/16 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Equal Opportunity Schools General Operating Support 11/18/16 $1,000.00 Education
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. General Operating Support 02/01/19 $1,000.00 Community Giving