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
Turnaround for Children, Inc. General Operating Support 11/18/16 $1,000.00 Education
Roses in Concrete General Operating Support 11/18/16 $1,000.00 Education
United Negro College Fund Inc General Operating Support 11/18/16 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Oakland Public Education Fund General Operating Support (Office of African American Male Achievement) 11/18/16 $1,000.00 Education
Computer History Museum General Operating Support 11/18/16 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues Inc. Funding Forward 2017 11/18/16 $2,500.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Stanford Buck/Cardinal Club 11/18/16 $10,000.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University President's Fund at Stanford Fund for Undergraduate Education 11/18/16 $25,000.00 Community Giving
Umoja Student Development Corporation General Operating Support 11/18/16 $1,000.00 Education
President And Fellows Of Harvard College Adolescent Brain Science Translation (Center on the Developing Child) 11/09/16 $125,000.00 Special Initiatives
School's Out Washington General Operating Support (Event) 11/08/16 $150.00 Community Giving
Teammates Mentoring Program General Operating Support 11/04/16 $5,000.00 Community Giving
The Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Adolescent Brain Science Translation (Center on the Developing Adolescent) 11/03/16 $125,000.00 Special Initiatives
EducationCounsel LLC Advance Education Field Strategies to Maximize the ESSA to the Advancement of Learning Mindsets and Skills (Amended) 11/02/16 $240,000.00 Education
The University of Chicago Building Equitable Learning Environments Network (Year 1-3) 10/31/16 $1,497,200.00 Education
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Building Equitable Learning Environments Network (Year 1) 10/27/16 $400,000.00 Education
Third Sector New England Inc. A Way Home Washington Initiative 10/26/16 $150,000.00 Youth Homelessness
The Billions Institute, LLC Building Equitable Learning Environments Network (Year 1) 10/19/16 $328,410.00 Education
New Venture Fund Issue Brief: Are Measures of Social and Emotional Learning Appropriate for Use in Teacher and School Evaluation? 10/19/16 $54,000.00 Education
Independent Sector 2016 Annual Membership and General Operating Support 10/14/16 $9,000.00 Community Giving
YouthCare Youth Program Quality Pinnacle Award 10/14/16 $500.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
The University of Chicago General Operating Support 10/14/16 $300.00 Education
Communities In Schools of Spokane County Youth Program Quality Pinnacle Award 10/14/16 $500.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Trinity Presbyterian Church Youth Program Quality Pinnacle Award 10/14/16 $500.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Summit Public Schools General Operating Support 10/13/16 $10,000.00 Education
Greater Tacoma Community Foundation Pierce County Hub and Youth Program Quality Intervention 10/13/16 $110,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
United Way Of Spokane County Spokane County Hub and Youth Program Quality Intervention 10/13/16 $76,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Mid-Atlantic Network of Youth & Family Services Inc. Technology Collaboration for Homeless Youth 10/13/16 $50,000.00 Youth Homelessness
School's Out Washington King County Hub and Youth Program Quality Intervention 10/13/16 $114,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University General Operating Support - Project for Education that Scales 09/30/16 $2,800.00 Education
League of Education Voters Foundation Fair Student Funding Site Visits 09/30/16 $20,000.00 Education
Creative Visions Foundation General Operating Support - Yellowbone Project 09/30/16 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Bishop Blanchet High School Brave Future Campaign 09/30/16 $25,000.00 Community Giving
Center for American Progress Learning Mindsets and Skills Policy Brief 09/28/16 $75,000.00 Education
School's Out Washington General Operating Support (Event) 09/22/16 $1,500.00 Community Giving
College Success Foundation General Operating Support (Event) 09/22/16 $4,550.00 Community Giving
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc General Operating Support and Membership 09/22/16 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Ashland Greenwood Public Schools Foundation General Operating Support 09/22/16 $2,500.00 Community Giving
The University of Chicago Building Equitable Learning Environments Network - Communications and Convenings (Year 1) (GIFT) 09/20/16 $200,000.00 Education
University Child Development School General Operating Support 09/16/16 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Seattle Girls School General Operating Support 09/16/16 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Holy Names Academy General Operating Support 09/16/16 $2,500.00 Community Giving
The Seattle Academy Of Arts And Sciences General Operating Support 09/16/16 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Recovery Cafe General Operating Support 09/16/16 $2,500.00 Community Giving
School's Out Washington King County Expanded Learning Opportunities Local Coalition 09/15/16 $12,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
University Of Nebraska Foundation Nebraska Food for Health Center 09/14/16 $3,000,000.00 Community Giving
United Way Of Spokane County Spokane County Expanded Learning Opportunities Local Coalition 09/13/16 $10,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Southwest Youth & Family Services Equity in Education Coalition’s Expanded Learning Opportunity Local Coalition Participation and Quality Seal Review 09/13/16 $5,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Building Changes Schoolhouse Washington (2018) 09/12/16 $750,000.00 Youth Homelessness
The University of Chicago General Operating Support 09/12/16 $1,000.00 Education