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
School's Out Washington General Operating Support (Event) 09/29/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Recovery Cafe General Operating Support (Event) 09/29/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
College Access Now Fund the Gap Campaign 09/29/17 $50,000.00 Community Giving
School's Out Washington Expanded Learning Opportunities Initiative - Sparkwind Pilot Extension and Hub Infrastructure 10/04/17 $410,500.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
School's Out Washington Billion's Institute 10/06/17 $6,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Seattle Girls School General Operating Support 10/06/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Building Changes Equity Training Participation 10/06/17 $4,100.00 Youth Homelessness
The Seattle Academy Of Arts And Sciences General Operating Support 10/06/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
League of Education Voters Foundation General Operating Support 10/06/17 $50,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Ashland Greenwood Public Schools Foundation General Operating Support 10/06/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
University Child Development School General Operating Support 10/06/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Washington State Department of Commerce Billion's Institute 10/06/17 $4,100.00 Youth Homelessness
School's Out Washington Billion's Institute 10/06/17 $3,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Bishop Blanchet High School General Operating Support 10/06/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
University Of Washington Foundation Equity Training Participation 10/06/17 $3,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Holy Names Academy General Operating Support 10/06/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
New Venture Fund Mindset Scholars Network General Operations 10/11/17 $1,800,000.00 Education
The Billions Institute, LLC Building Equitable Learning Environments Network (Year 2a) 10/25/17 $453,410.00 Education
National League of Cities Institute Inc National League of Cities Re-Engagement Network Convening 10/27/17 $2,500.00 Special Initiatives
Volunteers of America - Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho Systems Mapping Workshop 10/27/17 $500.00 Youth Homelessness
National Equity Project General Operating Support 10/27/17 $4,000.00 Education
Boys and Girls Club of America (New York) General Operating Support 10/27/17 $25,000.00 Community Giving
Star of Hope Mission General Operating Support 10/27/17 $15,000.00 Community Giving
Houston Independent School District Foundation General Operating Support 10/27/17 $11,800.00 Community Giving
Bassuk Center on Homeless and Vulnerable Children & Youth Inc. Racial Equity and Homelessness Summit 11/01/17 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Greater Tacoma Community Foundation Local Community Coalition for Pierce County 11/01/17 $10,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
School's Out Washington Youth Development Executives of King County General Operations and King County Local Community Coalition 11/01/17 $27,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Coalition For Juvenile Justice Collaborating for Change (Phase II) 11/01/17 $80,000.00 Youth Homelessness
King County Prosecuting Attorney King County Juvenile Court Strategic Planning Retreat 11/03/17 $5,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Teammates Mentoring Program General Operating Support 11/03/17 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Community Center For Education Results "Back on Track" Program Improvement Project for Opportunity Youth 11/06/17 $323,000.00 Special Initiatives
Faces of Giving, Inc. The Apparitional Donor: Understanding and Engaging High Net Worth Donors of Color - Research and Report (Phase 1) 11/09/17 $165,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Carnegie Foundation For Advancement Teaching W Coast Office Education Carnegie’s 2018 Summit on Improvement in Education 11/10/17 $15,000.00 Education
Partners Asia Rohingya Refugees 11/10/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
SchoolHouse Connection General Operating Support 11/10/17 $350.00 Youth Homelessness
Institute for Community Research Inc. Introduce System Dynamics Modeling to Key YH Stakeholders in WA State 11/10/17 $6,200.00 Youth Homelessness
Soulumination General Operating Support 11/10/17 $500.00 Community Giving
College Success Foundation-District Of Columbia General Operating Support (Event) 11/10/17 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc Youth Network and Leadership Committee 11/14/17 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc Foundations for Employment and Housing Membership 11/17/17 $3,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Third Sector New England Inc. General Operating Support 11/20/17 $200,000.00 Youth Homelessness
University of Washington SAJE Center Youth Homelessness, Juvenile Courts and Cross-System Collaboration: A Developmental Study 11/27/17 $45,000.00 Youth Homelessness
School's Out Washington Expanded Learning Opportunities Network for Quality Initiative 11/28/17 $190,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
The University of Chicago General Operating Support 12/01/17 $1,100.00 Education
Chapin Hall Center for Children Towards Core Outcome Measures for Youth Homelessness 12/01/17 $100,000.00 Youth Homelessness
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University General Operating Support 12/01/17 $650.00 Education
Transcend, Inc. General Operating Support 12/01/17 $1,600.00 Community Giving
Turnaround for Children, Inc. General Operating Support 12/01/17 $800.00 Community Giving
NPR Foundation General Operating Support 12/01/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Farestart General Operating Support 12/01/17 $1,000.00 Community Giving