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
Computer History Museum General Operating Support 12/01/15 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Farestart General Operating Support 12/01/15 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Girls Incorporated Of Omaha General Operating Support 12/01/15 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Teen Feed General Operating Support 12/01/15 $1,000.00 Community Giving
United Negro College Fund Inc General Operating Support 12/01/15 $1,000.00 Community Giving
KCTS 9 Public Television General Operating Support 12/01/15 $2,500.00 Community Giving
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio General Operating Support 12/01/15 $2,500.00 Community Giving
NPR Foundation General Operating Support 12/01/15 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Plymouth Housing Group General Operating Support 12/01/15 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Treehouse General Operating Support 12/01/15 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Wellspring Family Services General Operating Support in honor of Ruthann Howell's 25 years of service 11/30/15 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Character Lab, Inc. General Operating Support 11/30/15 $1,000.00 Education
Georgetown University General Operating Support 11/30/15 $2,300.00 Education
Transcend, Inc. General Operating Support 11/30/15 $1,000.00 Education
Envision Education, Inc. General Operating Support 11/30/15 $25,000.00 Community Giving
University Of Washington Foundation Center for Quality Early Learning Research and Professional Development (CQEL) School-Age and Youth Pilot Support 11/23/15 $533,213.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Community Center For Education Results General Operating Support 11/19/15 $50,000.00 Community Giving
El Education, Inc. General Operating Support 11/18/15 $2,500.00 Education
YMCA of Greater Seattle General Operating Support (Event) 11/16/15 $310.00 Community Giving
League of Education Voters Foundation General Operating Support 11/12/15 $25,000.00 Community Giving
United Way Of Spokane County Youth Program Quality Initiative Spokane County Hub 11/11/15 $10,345.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
YMCA of Greater Seattle General Operating Support (Event) 11/02/15 $1,190.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University The Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS) Effective Philanthropy Lab 10/30/15 $595,375.00 Special Initiatives
University Of Washington Foundation Project Oliver – Connecting Youth and Families to Social Services 10/30/15 $500,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Washington State Charter Schools Association General Operating Support 10/30/15 $100,000.00 Community Giving
The Seattle Foundation Leading For Impact 10/30/15 $500,000.00 Community Giving
National Mentoring Partnership Learning Mindset Kit for Mentors in partnership with CityYear and Stanford University's Project for Education that Scale 10/30/15 $144,000.00 Education
School's Out Washington Youth Program Quality Intiative 10/29/15 $65,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
School's Out Washington Youth Development Executives of King County General Operations 10/27/15 $30,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Microsoft Alumni Foundation General Operating Support 10/15/15 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Community Youth Services Independent Living Skills Program in Shelton, WA 10/15/15 $5,000.00 Community Giving
College Access Now Youth Program Quality Initiative Pinnacle Award 10/14/15 $500.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Boys And Girls Clubs Of King County Youth Program Quality Initiative Pinnacle Award 10/14/15 $500.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Coyote Central Youth Program Quality Initiative Pinnacle Award 10/14/15 $500.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio Youth Program Quality Initative Pinnacle Award 10/14/15 $500.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Odyssey Youth Center Youth Program Quality Initiative Pinnacle Award 10/14/15 $500.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Powerful Voices General Operating Support (Event) 10/12/15 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Ikon Education Institute General Operating Support 10/08/15 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Metro Parks Tacoma Youth Program Quality Initiative Pinnacle Award 10/08/15 $500.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Designing for Learning Mindsets 09/23/15 $95,000.00 Education
New Venture Fund Funder Collaborative for Innovative Measurement 09/21/15 $105,000.00 Education
United Way Of King County General Operating Support (Event) 09/18/15 $115.00 Community Giving
Friends Of Youth Collaborative planning process across homeless youth providers to increase diversion, reduce length of stay and more qui 09/16/15 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Nexus Youth and Families Collaborative planning process across homeless youth providers to increase diversion, reduce length of stay and more qui 09/16/15 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
YMCA of Greater Seattle Collaborative planning process across homeless youth providers to increase diversion, reduce length of stay and more qui 09/16/15 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
New Horizons Ministries Collaborative planning process across homeless youth providers to increase diversion, reduce length of stay and more qui 09/16/15 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Seattle Education Access General Operating Support (Event) 09/16/15 $500.00 Community Giving
YouthCare Collaborative planning process across homeless youth providers to increase diversion, reduce length of stay and more qui 09/16/15 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
College Success Foundation General Operating Support (Event) 09/16/15 $550.00 Community Giving
Children and Youth Justice Center Development and Pilot of the Protocol for Safe and Affirming Care (PSAC) 09/15/15 $100,000.00 Youth Homelessness