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
Powerful Voices General Operating Support (Event) 10/12/15 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Metro Parks Tacoma Youth Program Quality Initiative Pinnacle Award 10/08/15 $500.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Ikon Education Institute General Operating Support 10/08/15 $5,000.00 Community Giving
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
College Success Foundation General Operating Support (Event) 09/16/15 $550.00 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
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
Seattle Education Access General Operating Support (Event) 09/16/15 $500.00 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
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
University Child Development School General Operating Support 09/15/15 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Seattle Girls School General Operating Support 09/15/15 $2,500.00 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Washington Womens Foundation General Operating Support and Membership 08/21/15 $2,500.00 Community Giving
North Counties Family Services SkateDarrington Project 08/14/15 $20,000.00 Community Giving
Americas Foundation For Chess General Operating Support 08/13/15 $25,000.00 Community Giving
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc General Operating Support and Membership 08/11/15 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Alliance For Education Philanthropic Partnership for Public Education (PPPE) maintained by the Alliance of Education 08/11/15 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Mockingbird Society General Operating Support (Event) 08/07/15 $1,500.00 Community Giving
School's Out Washington YPQI King County Hub Cohort Support 07/24/15 $70,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Khan Academy Inc Learning Mindsets and LearnStorm 07/24/15 $500,000.00 Education
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Expansion of the School Retool principal professional development program pilot to the Puget Sound 07/23/15 $75,000.00 Education
Stand For Children Leadership Center General Operating Support (Event) 07/23/15 $2,500.00 Community Giving
El Education, Inc. Scaling Expeditionary Learning’s Vision of Student Success 07/10/15 $500,000.00 Education
King County Department of Community and Human Services King County Employment and Education Resources Eastside Re-engagement Center 07/08/15 $272,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Editorial Projects In Education Inc Coverage of Learning Mindsets and Skills 07/01/15 $300,000.00 Education
Teammates Mentoring Program Post-secondary education mentor match program 07/01/15 $25,000.00 Community Giving
Civic LLC Report to the Nation on the Opportunity and Challenge of Educating Homeless Youth 07/01/15 $100,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Social Venture Partners General Operating Support and Membership 07/01/15 $6,000.00 Community Giving