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
The Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse General Operating Support 02/25/16 $500.00 Community Giving
Plymouth Housing Group General Operating Support (Event) 02/18/16 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Highline Public Schools General Operating Support - Highline High School 02/17/16 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Glover EmpowerMentoring General Operating Support 02/17/16 $500.00 Community Giving
University Of Washington Foundation General Operating Support - American Indian Studies Fund 02/16/16 $500.00 Community Giving
Seattle Education Access General Operating Support 02/16/16 $500.00 Community Giving
King County Department of Community and Human Services General Operating Support - YouthSource 02/16/16 $1,000.00 Community Giving
University Of Washington Foundation Walker Family Gift Fund in support of the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of the Environment 02/08/16 $5,000.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Graduate School of Education Dean’s Fund 02/05/16 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Plymouth Housing Group General Operating Support (Event) 02/04/16 $5,000.00 Community Giving
School's Out Washington General Operating Support 02/04/16 $86,600.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Council For A Strong America General Operating Support 02/02/16 $110,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Children and Youth Justice Center General Operating Support 01/28/16 $5,000.00 Community Giving
University Of Nebraska Foundation General Operating Support (WIN) 01/15/16 $2,400.00 Community Giving
Philanthropy Northwest 2016 Annual Membership and Support 01/13/16 $12,905.00 Community Giving
Grantmakers For Effective Organizations 2016 General Operating Support and Annual Membership 01/13/16 $6,380.00 Community Giving
Rapid Results Institute Inc Helping Communities Jumpstart an End to Youth Homelessness - 100 Day Challenges to Spur Innovation and Learning 01/12/16 $90,125.00 Youth Homelessness
JDRF International General Operating Support 12/31/15 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Free The Children 2016 We Day Seattle 12/31/15 $20,000.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University General Operating Support 12/24/15 $1,000.00 Education
University of Texas at Austin General Operating Support 12/24/15 $1,800.00 Education
The Regents of the University of California at Berkeley General Operating Support 12/24/15 $1,000.00 Education
Fsg Inc Collective Impact Funder Community of Practice 12/24/15 $2,156.25 Youth Homelessness
Seattle Jr Golf Foundation General Operating Support 12/23/15 $5,000.00 Community Giving
YMCA of Greater Seattle Opportunities for All Campaign 12/22/15 $500,000.00 Community Giving
Summit Public Schools General Operating Support 12/21/15 $1,000.00 Education
Mockingbird Society Youth Advocates Ending Homelessness 12/18/15 $180,000.00 Youth Homelessness
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University General Operating Support 12/15/15 $1,000.00 Education
The Bridgespan Group Inc. Partner Alignment & Strategic Planning for CTC, MSN, and PERTS 12/15/15 $216,000.00 Education
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University General Operating Support 12/15/15 $1,000.00 Education
Equal Opportunity Schools General Operating Support 12/14/15 $1,000.00 Education
University of Texas at Austin General Operating Support 12/11/15 $1,000.00 Education
New Teacher Center General Operating Support 12/11/15 $1,050.00 Education
High Tech High General Operating Support 12/11/15 $1,600.00 Education
New Teacher Center General Operating Support 12/11/15 $1,000.00 Education
Carnegie Foundation For Advancement Teaching W Coast Office Education General Operating Support 12/11/15 $1,000.00 Education
National Center On Time & Learning Inc General Operating Support 12/11/15 $2,010.00 Education
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University College Transition Collaborative’s Operating, Organizational Infrastructure and Business Planning Process 12/10/15 $467,409.00 Education
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Catalyst Fund Investment 12/10/15 $300,000.00 Community Giving
The Forum For Youth Investment Ready By 21 National Conference 12/10/15 $10,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Tiger Woods Foundation, Inc. General Operating Support 12/10/15 $25,000.00 Community Giving
The Aspen Institute, Inc. Aspen Social Emotional and Academic Development Commission 12/10/15 $300,000.00 Education
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc. Member Survey and Analysis Project 12/09/15 $350,000.00 Special Initiatives
Transcend, Inc. General Operating Support 12/09/15 $700,000.00 Education
School's Out Washington Youth Program Quality Initiative State Lead Project 12/08/15 $351,110.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Third Sector New England Inc. A Way Home America – A National Movement to End Youth Homelessness 12/08/15 $150,000.00 Youth Homelessness
University Of Nebraska Foundation General Operating Support 12/03/15 $10,000.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University President's Fund at Stanford Fund for Undergraduate Education 12/01/15 $25,000.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Stanford Buck/Cardinal Club 12/01/15 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Soulumination General Operating Support 12/01/15 $250.00 Community Giving