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
School's Out Washington Out-of-School Time State Registry System Design and Development 03/25/16 $230,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
United Way Of Spokane County YPQI Hub Leadership Meeting Participation 03/25/16 $700.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Grantmakers For Education 2016 Annual Membership and Support 03/28/16 $2,500.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University General Operating Support - Stanford 03/31/16 $200.00 Education
Soulumination General Operating Support 04/04/16 $1,000.00 Community Giving
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 04/06/16 $200.00 Education
Washington Early Learning Fund General Operating Support (Event) 04/06/16 $250.00 Community Giving
Oakland Unified School District General Operating Support (African American Male Achievement Initiative) 04/06/16 $200.00 Education
YWCA Of Seattle-King County-Snohomish C General Operating Support (Event) 04/07/16 $5,000.00 Community Giving
YouthCare Diversion Resources and Skill Development 04/14/16 $450,000.00 Youth Homelessness
The Forum For Youth Investment Quality-Outcomes Study for Seattle Public School Summer Programs in partnership with the David P. Weikart Center for You 04/18/16 $85,334.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
New Schools Fund Expanded Definition of Student Success: Research Partnership 04/26/16 $960,000.00 Education
Alliance for Gun Responsibility Foundation General Operating Support 04/27/16 $2,500.00 Community Giving
National Public Education Support Fund Educators Funders Strategy Group 04/27/16 $25,000.00 Education
Harmony Hill Of Union General Operating Support 05/03/16 $5,000.00 Community Giving
University of Texas at Austin The National Mindset Study: Facilitating collaborative data analysis by the Mindset Scholars Network and early sharing o 05/06/16 $176,405.00 Education
Trustees of Indiana University Moving Beyond Changing Mindsets: Creating a Culture of Growth in Schools (Indiana, Year 1) 05/06/16 $28,246.00 Education
University Of Washington Foundation Moving Beyond Changing Mindsets: Creating a Culture of Growth in Schools (UW, Year 1) 05/10/16 $278,790.00 Education
Washington Womens Foundation General Operating Support and Membership 05/11/16 $2,500.00 Community Giving
National Mentoring Partnership Growth Mindset for Mentors Toolkit Project 05/13/16 $199,000.00 Education
The University of Chicago School Support Network Planning Grant 05/20/16 $22,514.00 Education
National Center On Time & Learning Inc Policy Brief “Findings and Recommendations Based on Analyses of CORE’s Field Test Data” 05/23/16 $39,000.00 Education
National Public Education Support Fund Nonacademic Youth Outcomes Funders Collaborative 05/27/16 $20,000.00 Education
Americas Promise-The Alliance For Youth Hidden in Plain Sight Report on Homeless Students in American Public Schools 06/01/16 $50,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Oakland Unified School District General Operating Support 06/03/16 $500.00 Community Giving
Council For A Strong America General Operating Support 06/03/16 $500.00 Community Giving
Alameda Family Services General Operating Support 06/03/16 $500.00 Community Giving
CORE Districts General Operating Support 06/03/16 $500.00 Community Giving
Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation General Operating Support 06/03/16 $500.00 Community Giving
Partnership for Children and Youth General Operating Support 06/03/16 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Bay Area Legal Aid General Operating Support 06/03/16 $500.00 Community Giving
Washington State Department of Early Learning General Operating Support 06/03/16 $750.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
First Place for Youth General Operating Support 06/03/16 $500.00 Community Giving
Coalition For Juvenile Justice Youth Homelessness and Juvenile Justice: Collaborating to Achieve Greater Outcomes for Kids 06/03/16 $70,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Washington State Department of Early Learning General Operating Support 06/03/16 $600.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University General Operating Support - Project for Education that Scales 06/10/16 $1,850.00 Education
The University of Chicago General Operating Support - Consortium on Chicago School Research 06/10/16 $5,600.00 Education
Greater Tacoma Community Foundation General Operating Support 06/10/16 $450.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
National Equity Project General Operating Support - National Equity Project 06/10/16 $2,400.00 Education
League of Education Voters Foundation General Operating Support 06/10/16 $785.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
United Way Of Spokane County General Operating Support 06/10/16 $750.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
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
School's Out Washington General Operating Support 06/10/16 $1,350.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
National Summer Learning Assoc Inc 2016 National Summer Learning Conference 06/17/16 $5,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
University Of Washington Foundation I-Labs Brain Studio 06/17/16 $25,000.00 Community Giving
Social Venture Partners General Operating Support and Membership 06/21/16 $6,000.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program 06/21/16 $2,000,000.00 Community Giving
Oakland Public Education Fund General Operating Support (Office of African American Male Achievement) 06/23/16 $500.00 Community Giving