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 Program
Social Venture Partners Annual Membership 07/12/19 $6,000.00 Community Giving
Social Venture Partners International General Operating Support 01/21/21 $100,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Social Venture Partners International Peer-Influencer Action Project 08/07/20 $15,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Social Venture Partners International Re-imagine Initiative 08/07/20 $10,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Solidaire Network General Operating Support 09/18/20 $2,500.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Solidaire Network General Operating Support 10/12/20 $250,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Soulumination General Operating Support 11/18/20 $500.00 Community Giving
Soulumination General Operating Support 09/20/19 $500.00 Community Giving
Soulumination General Operating Support 10/19/18 $500.00 Community Giving
Stability Network General Operating Support 08/21/20 $5,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Summit Public Schools General Operating Support 10/11/19 $2,500.00 Education
Synergos Institute Inc. IDPC Travel Stipend 2018 12/18/18 $2,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Teach for America (Washington Region) General Operating Support 03/11/21 $1,000.00 Community Giving
TeamChild State Youth Homelessness Advocacy Coordination 12/09/19 $30,000.00 Youth Homelessness
TeamChild 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
TeamChild General Operating Support 05/21/20 $14,000.00 Youth Homelessness
TeamChild Youth Homeless Advocacy Coordination 12/01/20 $30,000.00 Youth Homelessness
TeamChild General Operating Support (Event) 05/07/19 $500.00 Community Giving
Teammates Mentoring Program General Operating Support 11/18/20 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Teammates Mentoring Program General Operating Support 12/14/18 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Teammates Mentoring Program General Operating Support 07/12/19 $5,000.00 Community Giving
The Aspen Institute, Inc. 2019 Aspen Ideas Festival Scholarship Fund 03/22/19 $20,000.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Stanford Buck/Cardinal Club 10/23/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University President's Fund at Stanford Fund for Undergraduate Education 12/07/18 $25,000.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Graduate School of Education's Dean Fund 10/23/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Stanford Buck/Cardinal Club 12/07/18 $10,000.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University President's Fund at Stanford Fund for Undergraduate Education 10/23/20 $25,000.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Stanford Buck/Cardinal Club 09/11/19 $10,000.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University General Operating Support (Department of Anthropology) 09/20/19 $1,500.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Effective Philanthropy Learning Initiative (EPLI) Core Operating Support 04/29/20 $700,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Graduate School of Education's Dean Fund 09/11/19 $10,000.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Graduate School of Education Dean’s Fund 12/07/18 $10,000.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University President's Fund at Stanford Fund for Undergraduate Education 09/11/19 $25,000.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Stanford Project for Education Research that Scales Core Operations 11/30/18 $750.00 Education
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Cardinal Service Website and Communications Platform Improvements 09/24/18 $50,000.00 Community Giving
The Forum For Youth Investment Ready By 21 National Conference 02/19/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
The Freedom Bound Center dba Sol Collective Community Responsive Education (CRE) “Ethnic Studies & Youth Wellness Index” (BELE Network) 10/29/20 $700,000.00 Education
The Get Schooled Foundation "We Belong in College Campaign" Student Respondent Incentives 12/03/20 $4,400.00 Education
The Get Schooled Foundation #WeBelongInCollege National Campaign 07/01/20 $85,000.00 Education
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc. IDPC Travel Stipend 2018 12/18/18 $1,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
The Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society Core Operations 11/30/18 $10,000.00 Community Giving
The Seattle Academy Of Arts And Sciences General Operating Support 08/21/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
The Seattle Academy Of Arts And Sciences General Operating Support 11/18/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
The Seattle Academy Of Arts And Sciences General Operating Support 09/14/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
The Seattle Clemency Project Formerly Homeless or Foster Youth Support 05/05/21 $1,000.00 Community Giving
The Seattle Foundation The Seattle Times Solutions Oriented Journalism Project on Homelessness 09/24/19 $51,000.00 Youth Homelessness
The Seattle Foundation Resource Equity Funders Collaborative (2020) 06/09/20 $780,000.00 Education
The Seattle Foundation Black Future Co-op Fund 07/10/20 $50,000.00 Special Initiatives
The Seattle Foundation Covid-19 Response Fund 03/20/20 $50,000.00 Special Initiatives
The Seattle Foundation Funders for Adolescent Science Translation (FAST) Collaborative (2021-2022) 04/08/21 $600,000.00 Education