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 Datesort ascending Amount Strategy
Teammates Mentoring Program General Operating Support 11/03/17 $5,000.00 Community Giving
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
Bassuk Center on Homeless and Vulnerable Children & Youth Inc. Racial Equity and Homelessness Summit 11/01/17 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Coalition For Juvenile Justice Collaborating for Change (Phase II) 11/01/17 $80,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Greater Tacoma Community Foundation Local Community Coalition for Pierce County 11/01/17 $10,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
National Equity Project General Operating Support 10/27/17 $4,000.00 Education
Houston Independent School District Foundation General Operating Support 10/27/17 $11,800.00 Community Giving
Boys and Girls Club of America (New York) General Operating Support 10/27/17 $25,000.00 Community Giving
Volunteers of America - Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho Systems Mapping Workshop 10/27/17 $500.00 Youth Homelessness
National League of Cities Institute Inc National League of Cities Re-Engagement Network Convening 10/27/17 $2,500.00 Special Initiatives
Star of Hope Mission General Operating Support 10/27/17 $15,000.00 Community Giving
The Billions Institute, LLC Building Equitable Learning Environments Network (Year 2a) 10/25/17 $453,410.00 Education
New Venture Fund Mindset Scholars Network General Operations 10/11/17 $1,800,000.00 Education
University Child Development School 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
Seattle Girls School General Operating Support 10/06/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Holy Names Academy General Operating Support 10/06/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Ashland Greenwood Public Schools Foundation General Operating Support 10/06/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
The Seattle Academy Of Arts And Sciences 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
Bishop Blanchet High School General Operating Support 10/06/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
School's Out Washington Billion's Institute 10/06/17 $6,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Washington State Department of Commerce Equity Training Participation 10/06/17 $4,100.00 Youth Homelessness
Building Changes Equity Training Participation 10/06/17 $4,100.00 Youth Homelessness
School's Out Washington Equity Training Participation 10/06/17 $3,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
School's Out Washington Expanded Learning Opportunities Initiative - Sparkwind Pilot Extension and Hub Infrastructure 10/04/17 $410,500.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
College Access Now Fund the Gap Campaign 09/29/17 $50,000.00 Community Giving
Recovery Cafe General Operating Support (Event) 09/29/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
School's Out Washington General Operating Support (Event) 09/29/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Third Way Institute Elevating Completion: Research Paper Series & Convenings 09/28/17 $29,100.00 Education
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research Elevating Completion: Research Paper Series & Convenings 09/28/17 $270,900.00 Education
Washington State Department of Commerce Washington State Partnership to Prevent Youth Homelessness (Phase 2) 09/28/17 $50,000.00 Youth Homelessness
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Community Engaged Learning Initiative (DCEL 2017-2018) 09/26/17 $300,000.00 Community Giving
The University of Chicago Building Equitable Learning Environments Network (Year 2) 09/26/17 $300,000.00 Education
Independent Sector 2017 General Operating Support and Annual Membership 09/22/17 $9,000.00 Community Giving
Mason County Housing Options for Students in Transition General Operating Support 09/22/17 $5,000.00 Community Giving
College Success Foundation Costco Scholarship Fund 09/22/17 $25,000.00 Community Giving
Umoja Student Development Corporation Building Equitable Learning Environments Network (Year 2) 09/20/17 $250,000.00 Education
Foundation for Tacoma Students Pierce County Expanded Learning Opportunities Local Coalition 09/15/17 $10,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Transcend, Inc. Building Equitable Learning Environments Network (Year 2 & 3) 09/14/17 $1,000,000.00 Education
EducationCounsel LLC Equity Development and Capacity Building 09/01/17 $25,000.00 Education
Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa General Operating Support 08/31/17 $1,000,000.00 Community Giving
National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty 50-State Survey and Scorecard on Ending Youth Homelessness 08/29/17 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities Plan to Develop a Research/Practice Partnership to Advance Equitable Learning Environments 08/29/17 $25,000.00 Education
El Education, Inc. Building Equitable Learning Environments Network (Year 2) 08/23/17 $400,000.00 Education
GlobalGiving General Operating Support 08/15/17 $25,000.00 IDPI 1
University of Washington Accelerating Social Transformation Program 08/04/17 $5,000.00 Community Giving
United Way Of King County Homeless Youth Programs 08/04/17 $100,000.00 Community Giving
Social Venture Partners International General Operating Support 08/02/17 $300,000.00 IDPI 1
Children and Youth Justice Center The Development of a System of Care for Unaccompanied Youth 08/01/17 $29,500.00 Youth Homelessness