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
Legal Counsel for Youth and Children General Operating Support 05/20/21 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Casa Latina General Operating Support 03/11/21 $1,000.00 Community Giving
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio General Operating Support 11/18/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Western States Center General Operating Support 07/27/22 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Intermountain Healthcare Foundation, Inc Primary Children's Hospital General Operating Support 02/21/20 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group General Operating Support 10/21/21 $20,000.00 Community Giving
Treehouse Foster Care to Prison Pipeline Support 05/05/21 $1,049.00 Community Giving
Teach for America (Washington Region) General Operating Support 03/11/21 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Cascade Public Media KCTS 9 General Operating Support 11/10/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Center for Community Change General Operating Support 07/27/22 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Evans Scholars Foundation Evans Scholars Foundation Match Play Challenge 02/28/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group Annual Membership (2021) 10/21/21 $15,000.00 Community Giving
Seattle University Center for Community Engagement Endowed Fund 06/16/21 $20,000.00 Community Giving
Louisa Boren STEM K-8 PTA General Operating Support 03/15/21 $500.00 Community Giving
Holy Names Academy General Operating Support 11/10/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
National Center for Family Philanthropy Annual Membership (2022) 09/28/22 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Farestart General Operating Support 04/03/20 $6,000.00 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
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
Turnaround for Children, Inc. BELE Network: General Operating Support 06/12/20 $500,000.00 Education
National Public Education Support Fund Grantmakers for Thriving Youth Membership (2020) 09/10/20 $20,000.00 Education
Foundation for California Community Colleges California Learning Lab First Inaugural Annual Conference 07/19/22 $10,000.00 Education
Transcend, Inc. BELE Network: General Operating Support 08/18/20 $140,000.00 Education
SchoolHouse Connection Development of SchoolHouse Connection PSA 10/23/20 $8,500.00 Education
Education Trust Inc. Alliance for Resource Equity Core Operating Support 06/03/20 $700,000.00 Education
Tides Center Building Equitable Learning Environments (BELE) Network Collaborative Learning Partner (Year 4, Part 2) 10/24/19 $188,070.00 Education
Colorado State University Reinvention Collaborative General Operating Support 11/20/20 $2,500.00 Education
National Center for Youth Law General Operating Support 05/11/20 $500,000.00 Education
Tides Center BELE Network: Project for Education Research that Scales’ Design, Implementation and Management (Next Gen 2020-2023) 11/30/20 $1,461,930.00 Education
National Public Education Support Fund Educators Funders Strategy Group Membership (2020) 12/03/20 $25,000.00 Education
Education Trust Inc. Building Public Will for More Equitable Funding in Maryland 01/22/20 $75,000.00 Education
The University of Chicago BELE Network: CCSR's Design, Implementation and Management (Learning Partner-Research Translation) (Next Gen 2020-2023) 10/01/20 $1,385,730.00 Education
School Board Partners Our Collective Power: A National Summit on Courageous School Board Leadership 11/18/20 $15,000.00 Education
North Carolina Justice Center “Our Kids Can't Wait” North Carolina Campaign for Fair School Funding 01/22/20 $97,000.00 Education
Collaborative For Academic Social and Emotional Learning BELE Network: Design, Implementation and Management of Building (Next Gen 2020-2023) 10/01/20 $1,290,000.00 Education
Grantmakers For Education 2020 Annual Conference Sponsorship 11/18/20 $10,000.00 Education
The Seattle Foundation Resource Equity Funders Collaborative (2020) 06/09/20 $780,000.00 Education
National Equity Project BELE Network: Place Based Leading Equitable Redesign Network (LERN/AEREN) (2019-2023) 10/01/20 $1,080,000.00 Education
The Get Schooled Foundation "We Belong in College Campaign" Student Respondent Incentives 12/03/20 $4,400.00 Education
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities General Operating Support 03/25/20 $600,000.00 Education
National Equity Project BELE Network: Design, Implementation and Management (Next Gen 2020-2023) 10/01/20 $1,305,600.00 Education
New Venture Fund Student Experience Research Network (Formerly Mindset Scholars Network) General Operations 12/08/20 $1,200,000.00 Education