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
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
Washington State Charter Schools Association General Operating Support 10/30/15 $100,000.00 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 IDPI 1
University Of Washington Foundation Project Oliver – Connecting Youth and Families to Social Services 10/30/15 $500,000.00 Youth Homelessness
The Seattle Foundation Leading For Impact 10/30/15 $500,000.00 Community Giving
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
Coyote Central Youth Program Quality Initiative Pinnacle Award 10/14/15 $500.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
College Access Now 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
Boys And Girls Clubs Of King County Youth Program Quality Initiative 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
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
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
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
College Success Foundation General Operating Support (Event) 09/16/15 $550.00 Community Giving
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
Seattle Education Access General Operating Support (Event) 09/16/15 $500.00 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
Seattle Girls School General Operating Support 09/15/15 $2,500.00 Community Giving
University Child Development School General Operating Support 09/15/15 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Crosscut Public Media General Operating Support and Membership 09/14/15 $500.00 Community Giving
Bishop Blanchet High School General Operating 09/14/15 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Holy Names Academy General Operating Support 09/12/15 $2,500.00 Community Giving
The Seattle Academy Of Arts And Sciences General Operating Support 09/12/15 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Recovery Cafe General Operating Support (Event) 09/03/15 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Independent Sector 2015 Annual Membership and General Operating Support 09/03/15 $8,000.00 Community Giving
College Success Foundation-District Of Columbia General Operating Support (Event) 09/03/15 $5,000.00 Community Giving
School's Out Washington General Operating Support (Event) 09/03/15 $1,500.00 Community Giving
College Success Foundation General Operating Support 09/03/15 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Community Center For Education Results Building a Strong Re-engagement System to Improve Outcomes for Homeless and Opportunity Youth 09/01/15 $240,000.00 Youth Homelessness
The University Corporation San Francisco State General Operating Support 09/01/15 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Carnegie Foundation For Advancement Teaching W Coast Office Education 2016 Carnegie Summit on Improvement in Education 09/01/15 $1,000.00 Education
King County Department of Community and Human Services Building a Strong Re-engagement System to Improve Outcomes for Homeless and Opportunity Youth 09/01/15 $656,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Endowment Fund Of The National Congress Of Parents And Teachers General Operating Support 08/25/15 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Hiphoped Inc General Operating Support 08/25/15 $1,500.00 Community Giving
True Colors Fund Inc General Operating Support 08/25/15 $1,500.00 Community Giving
New Venture Fund General Operating Support 08/24/15 $1,500.00 Community Giving