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 Strategysort descending
Children and Youth Justice Center General Operating Support (Event) 02/16/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Rainier Scholars General Operating Support 12/02/16 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Inc. General Operating Support - D5 Coalition 08/19/16 $1,500.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Stanford Buck/Cardinal Club 11/18/16 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Wellspring Family Services General Operating Support in honor of Ruthann Howell's 25 years of service 11/30/15 $10,000.00 Community Giving
The Regents of the University of California at Berkeley General Operating Support 07/17/18 $5,000.00 Community Giving
University Child Development School General Operating Support 10/06/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Washington Early Learning Fund General Operating Support (Event) 03/15/17 $90.00 Community Giving
University Of Nebraska Foundation General Operating Support 12/02/16 $10,000.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Innovations in Cardinal Service Communications 03/17/17 $17,000.00 Community Giving
Oakland Public Education Fund General Operating Support (Office of African American Male Achievement) 06/23/16 $500.00 Community Giving
Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues Inc. Funding Forward 2017 11/18/16 $2,500.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University President's Fund at Stanford Fund for Undergraduate Education 12/01/15 $25,000.00 Community Giving
School's Out Washington General Operating Support (Event) 11/08/16 $150.00 Community Giving
Ashland Greenwood Public Schools Foundation General Operating Support 09/22/16 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Treehouse General Operating Support 05/10/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Powerful Voices General Operating Support (Event) 09/01/16 $2,500.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Stanford Buck/Cardinal Club 12/01/15 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services General Operating Support 06/22/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
NPR Foundation General Operating Support 12/22/16 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Philanthropy Northwest 2017 Annual Membership and Support 02/10/17 $14,305.00 Community Giving
Philanthropy Northwest Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Local Funder Collaborative 03/09/18 $5,860.00 Community Giving
Harmony Hill Of Union General Operating Support 05/03/16 $5,000.00 Community Giving
University Of Nebraska Foundation General Operating Support 12/08/17 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Community Center For Education Results General Operating Support 11/19/15 $50,000.00 Community Giving
Partnership for Children and Youth General Operating Support 06/03/16 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Plymouth Housing Group General Operating Support (Event) 03/07/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Computer History Museum General Operating Support 12/01/17 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Boys and Girls Club of America (New York) General Operating Support 10/27/17 $25,000.00 Community Giving
Mason County Housing Options for Students in Transition General Operating Support 09/22/17 $5,000.00 Community Giving
College Success Foundation General Operating Support (Event) 09/22/16 $4,550.00 Community Giving
Mason County Housing Options for Students in Transition Mason County HOST Site Visit Honorarium 07/12/17 $1,000.00 Community Giving
FrameWorks Institute General Operating Support 01/27/17 $1,600.00 Community Giving
Recovery Cafe General Operating Support (Event) 09/14/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Independent Sector 2017 General Operating Support and Annual Membership 09/22/17 $9,000.00 Community Giving
College Access Now Fund the Gap Campaign 09/29/17 $50,000.00 Community Giving
Teammates Mentoring Program General Operating Support 11/04/16 $5,000.00 Community Giving
United Negro College Fund Inc General Operating Support 11/18/16 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Houston Independent School District Foundation General Operating Support 10/27/17 $11,800.00 Community Giving
Creative Visions Foundation General Operating Support - Yellowbone Project 09/30/16 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Ashland Greenwood Public Schools Foundation General Operating Support 09/14/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Plymouth Housing Group General Operating Support (Event) 03/01/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Powerful Voices General Operating Support (Event) 06/30/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center General Operating Support (Event) 06/23/17 $500.00 Community Giving
YMCA of Greater Seattle General Operating Support (Event) 11/16/15 $310.00 Community Giving
Holy Names Academy General Operating Support 09/16/16 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Star of Hope Mission General Operating Support 10/27/17 $15,000.00 Community Giving
Plymouth Housing Group General Operating Support 03/24/16 $5,600.00 Community Giving
Grantmakers For Effective Organizations 2017 General Operating Support and Annual Membership 01/27/17 $6,380.00 Community Giving
Independent Sector 2016 Annual Membership and General Operating Support 10/14/16 $9,000.00 Community Giving