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 Strategy
King County Department of Community and Human Services Built for Zero Conference - King County Department of Community and Human Services "All Home" Staff Participation 08/03/18 $2,235.00 Youth Homelessness
SchoolHouse Connection State Partnerships on Student Homelessness 08/06/18 $155,000.00 Youth Homelessness
TeamChild Development of a System of Care for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth & a Public System of Care Which Prevents Youth Exiting 08/09/18 $40,000.00 Youth Homelessness
The University of Chicago Building Equitable Learning Environments Network (Year 3) 08/09/18 $500,000.00 Education
Children and Youth Justice Center Development of a System of Care for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth & a Public System of Care Which Prevents Youth Exiting 08/09/18 $30,620.00 Youth Homelessness
Columbia Legal Services Development of a System of Care for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth & a Public System of Care Which Prevents Youth Exiting 08/09/18 $40,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Powerful Voices General Operating Support (Event) 08/10/18 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Pride Foundation "Home is Where the Heart is Fund" supporting LGBTQ Youth and their Families in Rural and Remote Communities 08/10/18 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Education Trust Inc. Alliance for Resource Equity 08/16/18 $700,000.00 Education
Chapin Hall Center for Children Voices of Youth Count Conference 08/16/18 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Family Law CASA of King County General Operating Support 08/17/18 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Collaborative For Academic Social and Emotional Learning Equity-focused Organizational Capacity Building 08/23/18 $46,750.00 Education
Boys and Girls Club of South Puget Sound Teen Center Renovation Capital Campaign 08/24/18 $20,000.00 Community Giving
Independent Sector 2018 General Operating Support and Annual Membership 08/24/18 $12,500.00 Community Giving
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education Improving Under 18 Homeless Youth System Coordination – Lifting up Mainstream System Partners to End Youth Homelessness 08/24/18 $65,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Youth Collaboratory, Inc. Coordinated Entry Learning Collaborative (CELC) 08/24/18 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc General Operating Support and Membership 09/07/18 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Center for Effective Philanthropy General Operating Support 09/10/18 $100,000.00 IDPI 1 - Strengthen the Ecosystem of Donor Support
Mason County Housing Options for Students in Transition General Operating Support 09/14/18 $1,000.00 Community Giving
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation Inc. General Operating Support 09/14/18 $50,000.00 Community Giving
Holy Names Academy General Operating Support 09/14/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Seattle Girls School General Operating Support 09/14/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
University Child Development School General Operating Support 09/14/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
The Seattle Academy Of Arts And Sciences General Operating Support 09/14/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Bishop Blanchet High School General Operating Support 09/14/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Ashland Greenwood Public Schools Foundation General Operating Support 09/14/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Recovery Cafe General Operating Support (Event) 09/14/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Evans Scholars Foundation Evans Scholars Foundation 09/24/18 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Kennesaw State University Research and Service Foundation Center for Sustainable Journalism's "Where Homelessness and Youth Intersect: Building Awareness, Changing Perceptions" 09/24/18 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Cardinal Service Website and Communications Platform Improvements 09/24/18 $50,000.00 Community Giving
Third Sector New England Inc. A Way Home America's Grand Challenge to End Youth and Young Adult Homelessness 09/25/18 $700,000.00 Youth Homelessness
College Success Foundation General Operating Support (Event) 09/28/18 $5,000.00 Community Giving
College Success Foundation-District Of Columbia General Operating Support (Event) 09/28/18 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Washington Nonprofits Nonprofit Sector Advocacy Toolkit 09/28/18 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Bellwether Education Partners, Inc. CASEL's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Field Facilitation and Assessment 10/08/18 $500.00 Education
Transforming Education, Inc. Building Equity Capacity for Transforming Education Leadership and Staff 10/10/18 $50,000.00 Education
Seattle Education Access Student-Led Systems Change in Education 10/11/18 $75,000.00 Special Initiatives
Council For A Strong America General Operating Support 10/15/18 $75,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
League of Education Voters Foundation General Operating Support 10/15/18 $35,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
College Success Foundation General Operating Support (Event) 10/17/18 $250.00 Community Giving
Philanthropy Northwest Philanthropist Forum Collaborative Work 10/19/18 $5,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Carnegie Foundation For Advancement Teaching W Coast Office Education Carnegie’s 2019 Summit on Improvement in Education 10/19/18 $15,000.00 Education
Soulumination General Operating Support 10/19/18 $500.00 Community Giving
National Network for Youth Inc. Ensuring Effective Implementation of the Families First Prevention Services Act 10/23/18 $60,000.00 Youth Homelessness
National Conference of State Legislatures Engaging and Educating Legislatures in the Fight to End Youth Homelessness 10/23/18 $50,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Shift-Results Student Experience Project Network Design and Project Management (Phase 1) 10/25/18 $25,000.00 Education
Child Protection Center Inc Access to Cloud Security and Management of Child Forensic Interviews 10/31/18 $9,874.00 Community Giving
Education Resource Strategies Inc. General Operating Support 10/31/18 $2,500.00 Education
The University of Chicago General Operating Support 10/31/18 $1,300.00 Education
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Inc. Distribution of the "Value of Collaboration Research Study" for the Philanthropic Field 10/31/18 $15,000.00 IDPI 1 - Strengthen the Ecosystem of Donor Support