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
Chapin Hall Center for Children Towards Core Outcome Measures for Youth Homelessness 12/01/17 $100,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Chapin Hall Center for Children Voices of Youth Count Conference 08/16/18 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Chapin Hall Center for Children “Upstream Seattle” First Year Pre-Implementation (Phase 1) 12/12/18 $163,643.00 Youth Homelessness
Character Lab, Inc. General Operating Support 08/19/16 $600.00 Education
Chief Seattle Club General Operating Support 02/01/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Child Protection Center Inc Access to Cloud Security and Management of Child Forensic Interviews 10/31/18 $9,874.00 Community Giving
Children and Youth Justice Center Development of a System of Care for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth & a Public System of Care Which Prevents Youth Exiting 08/09/18 $30,620.00 Youth Homelessness
Children and Youth Justice Center General Operating Support (Event) 03/06/19 $500.00 Community Giving
Children and Youth Justice Center The Development of a System of Care for Unaccompanied Youth 08/01/17 $29,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Children and Youth Justice Center General Operating Support (Event) 02/16/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Children and Youth Justice Center General Operating Support (Event) 12/02/16 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Children First Fund: The Chicago Public Schools Foundation General Operating Support 05/10/19 $2,000.00 Education
Civic LLC No Unseen Students Campaign 12/19/16 $250,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Clemson University (Academic Success Center) General Operating Support 06/29/18 $860.00 Education
Coalition For Juvenile Justice Collaborating for Change (Phase II) 11/01/17 $80,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Coalition For Juvenile Justice Collaborating for Change 05/17/19 $55,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Code Org Nebraska Summer Teacher Professional Development Training Program 05/18/18 $25,000.00 Community Giving
Collaborative For Academic Social and Emotional Learning Equity-focused Organizational Capacity Building 08/23/18 $46,750.00 Education
Collaborative For Academic Social and Emotional Learning Funders Collaborative on Innovative Measures Fieldbuilding Projects - Inter-and Intra-Personal Developmental Assessment 04/07/17 $80,000.00 Education
College Access Now General Operating Support (Event) 04/06/18 $1,000.00 Community Giving
College Access Now Fund the Gap Campaign 09/29/17 $50,000.00 Community Giving
College Success Foundation General Operating Support (Event) 12/08/17 $5,000.00 Community Giving
College Success Foundation General Operating Support (Event) 09/28/18 $5,000.00 Community Giving
College Success Foundation General Operating Support (Event) 09/22/16 $4,550.00 Community Giving
College Success Foundation Costco Scholarship Fund 09/22/17 $25,000.00 Community Giving
College Success Foundation General Operating Support (Event) 10/17/18 $250.00 Community Giving
College Success Foundation-District Of Columbia General Operating Support (Event) 11/10/17 $5,000.00 Community Giving
College Success Foundation-District Of Columbia General Operating Support (Event) 09/28/18 $5,000.00 Community Giving
College Success Foundation-District Of Columbia General Operating Support (Event) 09/01/16 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Columbia Legal Services Paving the Way Home: Advocating for Youth Exiting Public Systems of Care 12/15/16 $30,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Columbia Legal Services Development of a System of Care for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth & a Public System of Care Which Prevents Youth Exiting 08/09/18 $40,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Communities In Schools of Spokane County Youth Program Quality Pinnacle Award 10/14/16 $500.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Community Center For Education Results Improvement Design Intensive Participation 05/04/18 $7,500.00 Special Initiatives
Community Center For Education Results Opportunity Youth Regional Infrastructure and Planning Support 12/14/17 $325,000.00 Special Initiatives
Community Center For Education Results "Back on Track" Program Improvement Project for Opportunity Youth 11/06/17 $323,000.00 Special Initiatives
Computer History Museum General Operating Support 12/01/17 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Computer History Museum General Operating Support 12/14/18 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Computer History Museum General Operating Support 11/18/16 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Computer History Museum General Operating Support 07/12/19 $1,000.00 Community Giving
CORE Districts General Operating Support 08/19/16 $210.00 Education
Corporation for Supportive Housing King County Regional Action Plan Development 03/01/19 $75,000.00 Regional Homelessness
Council For A Strong America General Operating Support 10/15/18 $75,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Creative Visions Foundation General Operating Support - Yellowbone Project 09/30/16 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy Sanford School of Public Policy Core Operations 03/22/19 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Education Leaders of Color, Inc. General Operating Support 12/11/18 $150,000.00 Education
Education Resource Strategies Inc. General Operating Support 10/31/18 $2,500.00 Education
Education Resource Strategies Inc. Convening an Emerging Resource Equity Field 12/07/17 $49,500.00 Education
Education Trust Inc. Convening an Emerging Resource Equity Field 12/07/17 $78,394.00 Education
Education Trust Inc. General Operating Support 11/02/18 $2,500.00 Education
Education Trust Inc. Alliance for Resource Equity 08/16/18 $700,000.00 Education