our grantmaking process

The Raikes Foundation makes grants in three core program areas: Education, Youth Homelessness, and Impact-Driven Philanthropy. 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 Date Amount Program
Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy General Operating Support 03/22/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
National Center for Family Philanthropy Annual Membership (2021) 07/07/21 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Washington State University Foundation WSU School of Hospitality Business Management General Fund 03/11/21 $10,000.00 Community Giving
The Seattle Foundation General Operating Support 09/28/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
NPR Foundation General Operating Support 12/02/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Tiger Woods Foundation, Inc. General Operating Support 02/21/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
PolicyLink General Operating Support 03/22/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group General Operating Support 10/21/21 $20,000.00 Community Giving
OneAmerica General Operating Support 03/11/21 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Northwest African American Museum Inc NAAM's Annual Unity Event (2022) 09/29/22 $10,000.00 Community Giving
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio General Operating Support 11/18/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Intermountain Healthcare Foundation, Inc Primary Children's Hospital General Operating Support 02/21/20 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Power California General Operating Support 03/30/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group Annual Membership (2021) 10/21/21 $15,000.00 Community Giving
Casa Latina General Operating Support 03/11/21 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Teach for America (Washington Region) General Operating Support 03/11/21 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Prospect Schools Inc. Brooklyn Prospect High School General Operating Support 10/18/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Cascade Public Media KCTS 9 General Operating Support 11/10/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Evans Scholars Foundation Evans Scholars Foundation Match Play Challenge 02/28/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
University of Southern California General Operating Support 03/22/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Social Venture Partners (Seattle) Annual Membership (2021) 07/22/21 $18,000.00 Community Giving
African American Policy Forum General Operating Support 12/01/21 $100,000.00 Conditions of Racial Equity Cross Cut
Color of Change Education Fund Inc. Winning Against the Backlash National Campaign 12/01/21 $200,000.00 Conditions of Racial Equity Cross Cut
The Schott Foundation for Public Education Anti-Racist and Culturally Responsive Schools Organizing Partnership 11/15/21 $250,000.00 Conditions of Racial Equity Cross Cut
New Venture Fund Responsive Communications Support for System Leaders 04/13/22 $150,000.00 Conditions of Racial Equity Cross Cut
Campaign for our Shared Future **N40 FUNDED** General Operating Support 03/01/22 $250,000.00 Conditions of Racial Equity Cross Cut
Stand Up For Equity **N40 FUNDED** General Operating Support 03/01/22 $200,000.00 Conditions of Racial Equity Cross Cut
Red Wine and Blue **N40 FUNDED** General Operating Support 03/01/22 $250,000.00 Conditions of Racial Equity Cross Cut
Good Information Foundation General Operating Support 09/21/22 $30,000.00 Conditions of Racial Equity Cross Cut
Solidaire Network Movement Protection Fund 11/10/22 $125,000.00 Conditions of Racial Equity Cross Cut
National Public Education Support Fund Grantmakers for Thriving Youth Membership (2021) 04/26/21 $20,000.00 Education
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Student Experience Project: College Transition Collaborative Design, Implementation, Research & Tool Development 05/12/21 $1,094,980.00 Education
Grantmakers For Education 2021 Annual Conference Sponsorship 06/11/21 $7,500.00 Education
Tides Center Student Experience Project: Project for Education Research that Scales Design, Implementation, Research & Tool Dev. 03/01/21 $900,000.00 Education
Grantmakers For Education Annual Membership (2022) 04/05/22 $3,700.00 Education
University of Toledo Student Experience Project (SEP) Learning Partners Facilitation & Planning 10/29/21 $20,000.00 Education
Policy Innovators in Education Network Inc. General Operating Support 10/25/21 $50,000.00 Education
Colorado State University Reinvention Collaborative Annual Conference 09/20/21 $7,500.00 Education
National Public Education Support Fund Education Funders Strategy Group Membership (2022) 05/04/22 $25,000.00 Education
Young Invincibles Young Advocates Program College Student Success Cohort 09/01/21 $150,000.00 Education
New York University NYU Metro Center General Operating Support 10/25/21 $50,000.00 Education
Colorado State University Boyer Commission 2040: Blueprint for Excellence & Equity in Undergraduate Education 10/08/21 $50,000.00 Education
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law General Operating Support 11/23/21 $200,000.00 Education
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc. Equity Accelerator: Institutional Transformation for Equitable Student Success in Higher Education Core Operations 07/01/22 $560,000.00 Education
The Seattle Foundation Grantmakers for Thriving Youth, Education Forward Fund 04/21/22 $200,000.00 Education
Foundation for California Community Colleges California Learning Lab First Inaugural Annual Conference 07/19/22 $10,000.00 Education
University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration Network for College Success General Operating Support (BELE Network) 03/27/20 $1,500.00 Education
Education Trust Inc. Alliance for Resource Equity Core Operating Support 06/03/20 $700,000.00 Education
Equal Opportunity Schools General Operating Support (BELE Network) 03/27/20 $1,500.00 Education
National Center for Youth Law General Operating Support 05/11/20 $500,000.00 Education