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

Organization Requests Award Date Amount Strategy
Coalition For Juvenile Justice Youth Homelessness and Juvenile Justice: Collaborating to Achieve Greater Outcomes for Kids 06/03/16 $70,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Oakland Unified School District General Operating Support 06/03/16 $500.00 Community Giving
Council For A Strong America General Operating Support 06/03/16 $500.00 Community Giving
First Place for Youth General Operating Support 06/03/16 $500.00 Community Giving
CORE Districts General Operating Support 06/03/16 $500.00 Community Giving
Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation General Operating Support 06/03/16 $500.00 Community Giving
Washington State Department of Early Learning General Operating Support 06/03/16 $600.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
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
National Public Education Support Fund Nonacademic Youth Outcomes Funders Collaborative 05/27/16 $20,000.00 Education
National Center On Time & Learning Inc Policy Brief “Findings and Recommendations Based on Analyses of CORE’s Field Test Data” 05/23/16 $39,000.00 Education
The University of Chicago School Support Network Planning Grant 05/20/16 $22,514.00 Education
National Mentoring Partnership Growth Mindset for Mentors Toolkit Project 05/13/16 $199,000.00 Education
Washington Womens Foundation General Operating Support and Membership 05/11/16 $2,500.00 Community Giving
University Of Washington Foundation Moving Beyond Changing Mindsets: Creating a Culture of Growth in Schools (UW, Year 1) 05/10/16 $278,790.00 Education
University of Texas at Austin The National Mindset Study: Facilitating collaborative data analysis by the Mindset Scholars Network and early sharing o 05/06/16 $176,405.00 Education
Trustees of Indiana University Moving Beyond Changing Mindsets: Creating a Culture of Growth in Schools (Indiana, Year 1) 05/06/16 $28,246.00 Education
Harmony Hill Of Union General Operating Support 05/03/16 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Alliance for Gun Responsibility Foundation General Operating Support 04/27/16 $2,500.00 Community Giving
National Public Education Support Fund Educators Funders Strategy Group 04/27/16 $25,000.00 Education
New Schools Fund Expanded Definition of Student Success: Research Partnership 04/26/16 $960,000.00 Education