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
Tiger Woods Foundation, Inc. General Operating Support 12/14/18 $12,500.00 Community Giving
Washington Nonprofits Nonprofit Sector Advocacy Toolkit 09/28/18 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Wayfinder Foundation General Operating Support 07/18/18 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Star of Hope Mission General Operating Support 10/27/17 $15,000.00 Community Giving
Seattle Girls School General Operating Support 09/14/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Promise54 General Operating Support 07/11/19 $150,000.00 DEI - 2019
Roses in Concrete Building Equitable Learning Environments Network (Year 2-3) 07/24/17 $1,000,000.00 Education
Learning Policy Institute Improving the Capacity of States to Support More Equitable School Resourcing Strategies 04/07/17 $600,000.00 Education
Equal Opportunity Schools Project 10K - Tool & Educator Training Resource Development (BELE Network) 10/17/19 $1,200,000.00 Education
Grantmakers For Education 2017 Annual Membership and Support 03/24/17 $2,500.00 Education
Third Way Institute Elevating Completion: Research Paper Series & Convenings 09/28/17 $29,100.00 Education
Sevenzo General Operating Support 04/14/17 $1,450.00 Education
Collaborative For Academic Social and Emotional Learning Collaborating Districts Initiative: Network of Equity Districts (BELE Network) 10/17/19 $1,500,000.00 Education
Shift-Results Student Experience Project Network Design and Project Management (Phase 1) 10/25/18 $25,000.00 Education
The Billions Institute, LLC Building Equitable Learning Environments Network (Year 2a) 10/25/17 $453,410.00 Education
National Equity Project Building Equitable Learning Environments (BELE) Network Collaborative Learning Partner (Year 4) - Equity Expertise 10/17/19 $758,200.00 Education
President And Fellows Of Harvard College Funders Collaborative on Innovative Measures Fieldbuilding Projects-Inter/Intra-Personal Competencies Framework Taxonomy 05/02/17 $55,000.00 Education
Bellwether Education Partners, Inc. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Field Facilitation and Assessment 04/26/19 $1,000.00 Education
National Equity Project Building Equitable Learning Environments Network (Year 3) 07/25/18 $584,724.00 Education
Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities Research/Practice Partnership to Advance Equitable Learning Environments 12/22/17 $2,650,000.00 Education
Opportunity Institute Science of Learning and Development Field Building Project 06/16/17 $200,000.00 Education
National Equity Project Building Equitable Learning Environments (BELE) Network (Year 4) – Placed Based District Network 10/17/19 $400,000.00 Education
Education Trust Inc. Alliance for Resource Equity 08/16/18 $700,000.00 Education
Equal Opportunity Schools Building Equitable Learning Environments Network (Year 2-3) 07/21/17 $1,000,000.00 Education
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
New Venture Fund Learning Heroes "Developing Life Skills in Children: A Road Map for Communicating with Parents" Convenings 02/23/18 $18,200.00 Education
National Equity Project Kingmakers of Oakland Organizational Development 10/17/19 $1,200,000.00 Education
Carnegie Foundation For Advancement Teaching W Coast Office Education Carnegie’s 2019 Summit on Improvement in Education 10/19/18 $15,000.00 Education
National Equity Project Building Equitable Learning Environments Network (Year 2) 06/22/17 $50,000.00 Education
Children First Fund: The Chicago Public Schools Foundation General Operating Support 05/10/19 $2,000.00 Education
Spurwink Services Building Equitable Learning Environments Network (Year 2-3) 07/21/17 $1,000,000.00 Education
University of Texas at Austin National Study Learning Mindsets (Phase 2) 04/24/18 $650,000.00 Education
Education Leaders of Color, Inc. General Operating Support 12/11/18 $150,000.00 Education
Clemson University (Academic Success Center) General Operating Support 06/29/18 $860.00 Education
National Equity Project Building Equitable Learning Environments Network (Year 2) 07/21/17 $10,000.00 Education
National Center for Youth Law General Operating Support 09/26/19 $1,200.00 Education
National Public Education Support Fund Grantmakers for Thriving Youth Membership 03/05/19 $20,000.00 Education
Turnaround for Children, Inc. Building Equitable Learning Environments Network (Year 2) 07/24/17 $500,000.00 Education
New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty Inc. General Operating Support 10/11/19 $1,050.00 Education
Equal Opportunity Schools General Operating Support 04/14/17 $1,450.00 Education
Transcend, Inc. Building Equitable Learning Environments Network (Year 2 & 3) 09/14/17 $1,000,000.00 Education
Eskolta School Research and Design Inc. Eskolta Change-Makers Reception Sponsorship 07/28/17 $9,320.00 Education
EducationCounsel LLC 2017 Post Secondary Strategy and Field Development 04/01/17 $135,000.00 Education
Education Law Center Inc. General Operating Support 09/26/19 $2,400.00 Education
Education Resource Strategies Inc. Convening an Emerging Resource Equity Field 12/07/17 $49,500.00 Education
Bellwether Education Partners, Inc. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Field Facilitation and Assessment 07/27/18 $9,000.00 Education
Summit Public Schools Building Equitable Learning Environments Network (Year 2-3) 07/31/17 $315,150.00 Education
New Venture Fund Mindset Scholars Network General Operations 10/11/17 $1,800,000.00 Education
Learning Policy Institute General Operating Support 09/26/19 $1,050.00 Education
Collaborative For Academic Social and Emotional Learning Funders Collaborative on Innovative Measures Fieldbuilding Projects - Inter-and Intra-Personal Developmental Assessment 04/07/17 $80,000.00 Education