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

Organizationsort descending Requests Award Date Amount Strategy
A PLUS Youth Program 2nd Annual Principles Gala 08/26/13 $1,000.00 Community Giving
A PLUS Youth Program High School Girls' Basketball Program 06/09/15 $3,500.00 Community Giving
Alameda Family Services General Operating Support 06/03/16 $500.00 Community Giving
Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa General Operating Support 08/31/17 $1,000,000.00 Community Giving
Alliance For Education Philanthropic Partnership for Public Education (PPPE) maintained by the Alliance of Education 08/11/15 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Alliance For Education Philanthropic Partnership for Public Education (PPPE) maintained by the Alliance of Education 06/10/14 $25,000.00 Community Giving
Alliance For Education Black and Orange Masquerade Auction & Gala on Oct. 26, 2013 10/03/13 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Alliance For Education Philanthropic Partnership for Public Education (PPPE) maintained by the Alliance of Education 07/15/13 $25,000.00 Community Giving
America Achieves Inc Mindset Toolkit for Parents 12/23/14 $200,000.00 Education
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education National Homeless Youth Legal Network, Publication and Convening 12/01/17 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
American Council on Germany General Operating Support 12/22/16 $5,000.00 Community Giving
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research Elevating Completion: Research Paper Series & Convenings 09/28/17 $270,900.00 Education
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences Quality to Outcomes Study 07/01/16 $65,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Americas Foundation For Chess General Operating 11/01/13 $25,000.00 Community Giving
Americas Foundation For Chess General Operating Support 08/13/15 $25,000.00 Community Giving
Americas Foundation For Chess General Operating Support 07/15/14 $25,000.00 Community Giving
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
Americas Promise-The Alliance For Youth “Education Leads Home” SXSW EDU Conference Campaign Launch 12/21/17 $12,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Arts Corps Grantmakers for Education Conference Attendance 12/18/13 $2,178.34 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Ashesi University Foundation In Honor of the Microsoft Integral Fellows Award - General Operating Support 01/29/15 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Ashland Area Foundation In support of the Ashland Community Resource Center 05/20/13 $45,000.00 Community Giving
Ashland Area Foundation Coummunity Center 01/23/14 $900,000.00 Community Giving
Ashland Greenwood Public Schools Foundation General Operating Support 09/22/16 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Ashland Greenwood Public Schools Foundation General Operating Support 04/29/15 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Ashland Greenwood Public Schools Foundation General Operating Support 10/06/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Ashland Greenwood Public Schools Foundation General Operating Support 12/07/10 $12,500.00 Community Giving
Ashland Greenwood Public Schools Foundation Support for the Distinguished Teaching Award 08/14/13 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities Research/Practice Partnership to Advance Equitable Learning Environments 12/22/17 $2,650,000.00 Education
Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities Plan to Develop a Research/Practice Partnership to Advance Equitable Learning Environments 08/29/17 $25,000.00 Education
Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities General Operating Support 12/01/17 $13,000.00 Education
Baseball Beyond Borders General Operating Support 02/10/17 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Bassuk Center on Homeless and Vulnerable Children & Youth Inc. Racial Equity and Homelessness Summit 11/01/17 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Bassuk Center on Homeless and Vulnerable Children & Youth Inc. Racial Equity and Homelessness Summit 12/21/17 $4,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Bay Area Legal Aid General Operating Support 06/03/16 $500.00 Community Giving
Behavioral Ideas Lab Inc Impact-Giving Self-Assessment Tool 11/15/17 $65,000.00 IDPI 1
Bellevue Boys and Girls Club Capital and Sustaining Campaign Pledge 03/27/13 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Bike Works Seattle 2013 Pinnacle Award 10/14/13 $500.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Bishop Blanchet High School Annual general operating support 12/07/10 $12,500.00 Community Giving
Bishop Blanchet High School General Operating Support 10/06/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Bishop Blanchet High School General Operating 09/14/15 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Bishop Blanchet High School Brave Future Campaign 09/30/16 $25,000.00 Community Giving
Boys and Girls Club of America (New York) General Operating Support 10/27/17 $25,000.00 Community Giving
Boys And Girls Clubs Of King County Youth Program Quality Initiative Pinnacle Award 10/14/15 $500.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Boys And Girls Clubs Of King County Scale Up of the Youth Program Quality Assessment and Continuous Improvement Project 12/10/13 $30,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Building Changes Efforts to Support the Youth and Young Adult Funders Group to Prevent and End Youth Homelessness in King County 10/08/12 $181,855.00 Youth Homelessness
Building Changes Regional work to prevent and end youth and young adult homelessness in King County 09/22/14 $265,661.00 Youth Homelessness
Building Changes Schoolhouse Washington 09/12/16 $750,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Building Changes Understanding and Addressing Barriers to Academic Success for Students of Color Experiencing Homelessness 12/11/17 $80,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Building Changes Equity Training Participation 10/06/17 $4,100.00 Youth Homelessness
Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation General Operating Support 06/03/16 $500.00 Community Giving