January 31, 2017
Statement from Jeff and Tricia Raikes in Support of Refugees and Immigrants

"We started the Raikes Foundation to build on our personal commitment to the idea that all young people should have equitable access to the systems that help them prosper, regardless of where they are from. These values were instilled in us as children growing up in Washington State and Nebraska; and they are the fundamental ideals that have driven our lives’ work. It’s a part of what makes us so proud to be American.Read More

October 17, 2016
Helping Homeless Students

Source: New York Times Summary: Tricia Raikes penned a letter to the editor to highlight the unique window of opportunity local and state governments have to support homeless students. View Article Read More

October 10, 2016
How Do We Ensure that ALL Students Succeed?

Source: Huffington Post Summary: Tricia Raikes highlights the unique window of opportunity we have to make a meaningful difference for the 1.3 million students experiencing homelessness in America.  View Article Read More

September 14, 2016

Source: Raikes Foundation Press Release Summary: The Raikes Foundation has partnered with the Gates Foundation, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and the Campion Foundation to invest nearly $2 million dollars in a statewide effort to support students experiencing homelessness  View Article Read More

June 13, 2016
Hidden Epidemic of Student Homelessness Threatens Futures of More Than 1 Million Young People Every Year

Source: America's Promise Alliance Summary: A new report funded by the Raikes Foundation highlights the struggles of America's 1.3 million homeless students and the staff working to support them. The report also includes policy recommendations to address this national crisis. View Article Read More

April 5, 2016
Foundation Chiefs Spar on Question of Giving in Perpetuity

Source: Chronicle of Philanthropy Summary: Jeff Raikes makes the case for why foundations should aim to give away all of their money rather than exist in perpetuity.  View Article Read More

October 14, 2015
U.S. Department of Education Announces First Ever Skills for Success Grants and Initiative to Support Learning Mindsets and Skills

Source: U.S. Department of Education Press Release Summary: The Raikes Foundation has partnered with the U.S. Department of Education, Perts, City Year and MENTOR to help mentors across the country build students' learning mindsets and skills. View Article Read More

April 29, 2015
New Homeless Youth Act signing is next step in journey

Source: Crosscut Summary: Following Governor Inslee's signing of the Homeless Youth Act, Tricia Raikes offers perspective on the accomplishments and challenges ahead in our community's work to make youth homelessness rare, brief and a one-time occurrence. View Article Read More

February 17, 2015
Response to "Rethinking How Students Succeed"

Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review Summary: Jeff and Tricia Raikes explain why we're so supportive of learning mindsets and skills, and what we're doing to help these keys to academic success reach teachers and students. View Article Read More

November 2, 2014
After-School Special: Kids & Quality Programs

Source: ParentMap Summary: The Raikes Foundation recently partnered with ParentMap on a nine-month series exploring the importance of quality afterschool programs and the impact of voluntary quality standards being adopted across Washington state. View Article Read More