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
EducationCounsel LLC 2019 Advancing the Building Equitable Learning Environments Network 06/01/19 $75,000.00 Education
EducationCounsel LLC 2017 Post Secondary Strategy and Field Development 04/01/17 $135,000.00 Education
EducationCounsel LLC 2019 - 2020 Advancing the Student Experience Project, a National Higher Education Research/Practice Partnership 06/01/19 $286,380.00 Education
EducationCounsel LLC 2018-2019 Post-Secondary Field Development 01/19/18 $193,750.00 Education
El Education, Inc. Building Equitable Learning Environments Network (Year 3) 06/18/18 $500,000.00 Education
El Education, Inc. Building Equitable Learning Environments Network (Year 2) 08/23/17 $400,000.00 Education
El Education, Inc. General Operating Support 10/21/19 $2,000.00 Education
Envision Education, Inc. General Operating Support 01/13/17 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Equal Justice Initiative General Operating Support 05/04/18 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Equal Justice Initiative General Operating Support 02/19/19 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Equal Justice Works Homeless Youth Legal Corps Planning Grant 03/05/19 $20,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Equal Opportunity Schools Project 10K - Tool & Educator Training Resource Development (BELE Network) 10/17/19 $1,200,000.00 Education
Equal Opportunity Schools Building Equitable Learning Environments Network (Year 2-3) 07/21/17 $1,000,000.00 Education
Equal Opportunity Schools General Operating Support 10/21/19 $3,000.00 Education
Equal Opportunity Schools General Operating Support 04/14/17 $1,450.00 Education
Equity in Education Coalition "Decolonizing Education Through Anti-Racism & Equity" Conference Sponsorship 09/20/19 $15,000.00 Education
Eskolta School Research and Design Inc. 2018 Eskolta Change-Makers Reception Sponsorship 05/04/18 $10,000.00 Education
Eskolta School Research and Design Inc. Eskolta Change-Makers Reception Sponsorship 07/28/17 $9,320.00 Education
Evans Scholars Foundation Evans Scholars Foundation 09/24/18 $10,000.00 Community Giving
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
Family Law CASA of King County General Operating Support 08/17/18 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Family Support Line Delaware County Inc. Access to Cloud Security and Management of Child Forensic Interviews 11/02/18 $6,714.00 Community Giving
Farestart General Operating Support 07/12/19 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Farestart General Operating Support 02/01/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Farestart General Operating Support 12/14/18 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Farestart General Operating Support 12/01/17 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Fellowship for Race & Equity in Education The Equity Lab Core Operations 07/17/18 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Food Thrust 2027 "Sound Food Uprising” and “Pure Food Kids” Regional Health Outcomes Improvement Initiative 05/25/18 $250,000.00 Community Giving
Foundation for Tacoma Students Pierce County Expanded Learning Opportunities Local Coalition 09/15/17 $10,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
FrameWorks Institute General Operating Support 01/27/17 $1,600.00 Community Giving
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Obliteride 08/09/19 $500.00 Community Giving
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Obliteride 08/09/19 $500.00 Community Giving
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Obliteride 08/09/19 $500.00 Community Giving
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Obliteride 06/23/17 $500.00 Community Giving
Friends of the Seattle Waterfront General Operating Support 05/17/19 $100,000.00 Community Giving
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc General Operating Support and Membership 09/07/18 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc General Operating Support and Annual Membership 06/21/19 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
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
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc National Working Group on Racial Equity and Homelessness 12/06/18 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Georgetown University Education Focused Financial Transparency Working Group (FiTWiG) 05/11/17 $400,000.00 Education
Girls Incorporated Of Omaha General Operating Support 12/01/17 $1,000.00 Community Giving
GlobalGiving General Operating Support 08/15/17 $25,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Grand Valley State University Donor Journeys Initiative Sponsorship 04/05/19 $10,000.00 IDPI 1 - Strengthen the Ecosystem of Donor Support
Grantmakers For Education 2017 Annual Membership and Support 03/24/17 $2,500.00 Education
Grantmakers For Education Grantmakers for Education Conference Reception 12/15/17 $1,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Grantmakers For Education 2019 Annual Membership and Support 03/08/19 $2,500.00 Education
Grantmakers For Effective Organizations 2019 General Operating Support and Annual Membership 01/25/19 $7,390.00 Community Giving
Grantmakers For Effective Organizations 2017 General Operating Support and Annual Membership 01/27/17 $6,380.00 Community Giving
Grantmakers For Effective Organizations 2018 General Operating Support and Annual Membership 01/12/18 $6,380.00 Community Giving