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
Bishop Blanchet High School General Operating Support 08/21/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
The Seattle Academy Of Arts And Sciences General Operating Support 08/21/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Seattle Girls School General Operating Support 08/21/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Holy Names Academy General Operating Support 08/21/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Soulumination General Operating Support 09/20/19 $500.00 Community Giving
Teammates Mentoring Program General Operating Support 07/12/19 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Treehouse General Operating Support 07/12/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
United Negro College Fund Inc General Operating Support 07/12/19 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Partners Asia General Operating Support 07/12/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
NPR Foundation General Operating Support 07/12/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio General Operating Support 07/12/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Computer History Museum General Operating Support 07/12/19 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Farestart General Operating Support 07/12/19 $1,000.00 Community Giving
University Of Nebraska Foundation General Operating Support 09/11/19 $10,000.00 Community Giving
U-Power General Operating Support 08/09/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Truechild, Inc. General Operating Support 07/12/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Legal Counsel for Youth and Children General Operating Support 07/26/19 $500.00 Youth Homelessness
Promise54 General Operating Support 07/11/19 $150,000.00 DEI - 2019
Mockingbird Society General Operating Support 08/02/19 $750.00 Youth Homelessness
Chapin Hall Center for Children General Operating Support 08/09/19 $1,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Institute For America's Future Inc. General Operating Support 09/20/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
National Center for Youth Law General Operating Support 09/26/19 $1,200.00 Education
New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty Inc. General Operating Support 10/11/19 $1,050.00 Education
Education Law Center Inc. General Operating Support 09/26/19 $2,400.00 Education
Learning Policy Institute General Operating Support 09/26/19 $1,050.00 Education
Commonwealth Institute For Fiscal Analysis General Operating Support 10/11/19 $1,200.00 Education
Summit Public Schools General Operating Support 10/11/19 $2,500.00 Education
Center on Budget Policy and Priorities General Operating Support 10/11/19 $1,050.00 Education
National Equity Project General Operating Support 10/21/19 $3,000.00 Education
Washington State Bar Foundation General Operating Support 09/26/19 $1,000.00 Community Giving
El Education, Inc. General Operating Support 10/21/19 $2,000.00 Education
Equal Opportunity Schools General Operating Support 10/21/19 $3,000.00 Education
Umoja Student Development Corporation General Operating Support 10/21/19 $3,000.00 Education
Californians for Justice Fund Inc. General Operating Support 11/25/19 $650.00 Education
Transcend, Inc. General Operating Support 10/21/19 $1,000.00 Education
Richard Glover All Access to Life Foundation Inc. General Operating Support 12/20/19 $1,000.00 Community Giving
University Of Nebraska Foundation General Operating Support 12/20/19 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Boys and Girls Club of America (New York) General Operating Support 02/07/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Tiger Woods Foundation, Inc. General Operating Support 02/21/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
The Seattle Foundation Funders for Adolescent Science Translation (FAST) Pooled Fund 12/15/17 $1,035,000.00 Education
President And Fellows Of Harvard College Funders Collaborative on Innovative Measures Fieldbuilding Projects-Inter/Intra-Personal Competencies Framework Taxonomy 05/02/17 $55,000.00 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
New Venture Fund Funders Collaborative on Innovative Measures Fieldbuilding Projects - Annual Membership 04/21/17 $20,000.00 Education
RAND Corporation Funders Collaborative on Innovative Measures Fieldbuilding - Inter- and Intra-Personal Measures Public Repository Expans 04/07/17 $120,000.00 Education
College Access Now Fund the Gap Campaign 09/29/17 $50,000.00 Community Giving
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc Foundations for Employment and Housing Membership 11/17/17 $3,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Washington Appleseed Foster Care to Prison Coalition 01/26/18 $1,500.00 Community Giving
True Colors United Expansion of the National Youth Forum on Homelessness 11/29/18 $150,000.00 Youth Homelessness
University Of Washington Foundation Expanded Learning Opportunity Quality Initiative (Cultivate Learning) 12/07/17 $550,000.00 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