our grantmaking process

The Raikes Foundation makes grants in three core program areas: Education, Youth Homelessness, and Impact-Driven Philanthropy. 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
National Equity Project General Operating Support 11/18/16 $1,000.00 Education
New Venture Fund Issue Brief: Are Measures of Social and Emotional Learning Appropriate for Use in Teacher and School Evaluation? 10/19/16 $54,000.00 Education
Greater Tacoma Community Foundation Local Community Coalition for Pierce County 11/01/17 $10,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
University Of Washington Foundation School Age and Youth Development Quality Programming 12/09/16 $578,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
YouthCare Youth Program Quality Pinnacle Award 10/14/16 $500.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Southwest Youth & Family Services Equity in Education Coalition’s Expanded Learning Opportunity Local Coalition Participation and Quality Seal Review 09/13/16 $5,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
The Forum For Youth Investment 2016 Summer Learning Program Quality Assessment Extended Data Analysis with Seattle Public Schools 12/08/16 $21,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Foundation for Tacoma Students Pierce County Expanded Learning Opportunities Local Coalition 09/15/17 $10,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
School's Out Washington Infrastructure for Statewide Quality Expanded Learning Opportunities System 11/02/18 $326,500.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
School's Out Washington Expanded Learning Opportunities Initiative - Sparkwind Pilot Extension and Hub Infrastructure 10/04/17 $410,500.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
League of Education Voters Foundation General Operating Support 10/15/18 $35,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Trinity Presbyterian Church Youth Program Quality Pinnacle Award 10/14/16 $500.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
School's Out Washington Youth Development Executives of King County General Operations 11/30/16 $20,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
League of Education Voters Foundation General Operating Support 10/06/17 $50,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
National Public Education Support Fund Out-of-School Time National Workgroup Collaborative 12/08/17 $5,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Council For A Strong America General Operating Support 10/15/18 $75,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Washington State Department of Children Youth and Families Expanded Learning Opportunities State Systems Support and Online Coaching 12/07/18 $250,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
The Forum For Youth Investment Ready By 21 National Conference 02/17/17 $5,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Third Sector New England Inc. The Build Initiative's "Building Washington State's Quality Improvement System Story” 11/13/18 $28,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Greater Tacoma Community Foundation Pierce County Hub and Youth Program Quality Intervention 10/13/16 $110,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Boys and Girls Club of America (Atlanta) General Operating Support 11/02/18 $40,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
School's Out Washington King County Expanded Learning Opportunities Local Coalition 09/15/16 $12,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Communities In Schools of Spokane County Youth Program Quality Pinnacle Award 10/14/16 $500.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
School's Out Washington King County Hub and Youth Program Quality Intervention 10/13/16 $114,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
School's Out Washington Billion's Institute 10/06/17 $6,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
School's Out Washington Billion's Institute 10/06/17 $3,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
University Of Washington Foundation Equity Training Participation 10/06/17 $3,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
University Of Washington Foundation Expanded Learning Opportunity Quality Initiative (Cultivate Learning) 12/07/17 $550,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
United Way Of Spokane County Spokane County Expanded Learning Opportunities Local Coalition 09/13/16 $10,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
School's Out Washington Youth Development Executives of King County General Operations and King County Local Community Coalition 11/01/17 $27,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
School's Out Washington Expanded Learning Opportunities Systems Building 11/30/16 $350,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
School's Out Washington Expanded Learning Opportunities Network for Quality Initiative 11/28/17 $190,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
United Way Of Spokane County Spokane County Hub and Youth Program Quality Intervention 10/13/16 $76,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Social Justice Fund Northwest Core Operations & Giving Project Model Expansion 12/07/18 $150,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Synergos Institute Inc. General Operating Support 12/18/18 $2,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc. General Operating Support 12/18/18 $1,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Inc. Distribution of the "Value of Collaboration Research Study" for the Philanthropic Field 10/31/18 $15,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Social Venture Partners International General Operating Support 08/02/17 $400,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Effective Philanthropy Learning Initiative (EPLI) (formerly Effective Philanthropy Lab) 12/07/16 $1,125,780.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
GlobalGiving General Operating Support 08/15/17 $25,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
National Center for Family Philanthropy General Operating Support 07/01/19 $200,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Impact Online Inc. General Operating Support (Volunteer Match) 11/30/18 $500,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
National Center for Family Philanthropy General Operating Support and Annual Membership 11/16/18 $5,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Behavioral Ideas Lab, Inc. Impact-Giving Self-Assessment Tool 11/15/17 $65,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
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 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Grand Valley State University Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy “Donor Journeys Initiative” 04/05/19 $10,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Inc. General Operating Support 12/18/18 $2,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Center for Effective Philanthropy General Operating Support 09/10/18 $100,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
GuideStar USA Inc. General Operating Support 12/18/18 $1,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
National Center for Family Philanthropy General Operating Support 12/18/18 $2,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy