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 Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University General Operating Support 12/15/15 $1,000.00 Education
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
Equal Opportunity Schools General Operating Support 12/14/15 $1,000.00 Education
New Teacher Center General Operating Support 12/11/15 $1,050.00 Education
Carnegie Foundation For Advancement Teaching W Coast Office Education General Operating Support 12/11/15 $1,000.00 Education
High Tech High General Operating Support 12/11/15 $1,600.00 Education
National Center On Time & Learning Inc General Operating Support 12/11/15 $2,010.00 Education
New Teacher Center General Operating Support 12/11/15 $1,000.00 Education
University of Texas at Austin General Operating Support 12/11/15 $1,000.00 Education
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 & Change Agenda 12/10/15 $420,000.00 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
Transcend, Inc. General Operating Support 12/09/15 $700,000.00 Education
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc. Member Survey and Analysis Project 12/09/15 $350,000.00 IDPI 1
Third Sector New England Inc. A Way Home America – A National Movement to End Youth Homelessness 12/08/15 $150,000.00 Youth Homelessness
School's Out Washington Youth Program Quality Initiative State Lead Project 12/08/15 $351,110.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
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 Stanford Buck/Cardinal Club 12/01/15 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Farestart 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
Girls Incorporated Of Omaha 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
Treehouse General Operating Support 12/01/15 $2,500.00 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
Teen Feed General Operating Support 12/01/15 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Computer History Museum General Operating Support 12/01/15 $1,000.00 Community Giving
NPR Foundation General Operating Support 12/01/15 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Soulumination General Operating Support 12/01/15 $250.00 Community Giving
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio 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
Envision Education, Inc. General Operating Support 11/30/15 $25,000.00 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
Transcend, Inc. General Operating Support 11/30/15 $1,000.00 Education
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
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
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
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 IDPI 1
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