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
The Seattle Foundation Grantmakers for Thriving Youth, Education Forward Fund 12/01/22 $50,000.00 Special Initiatives
University Of Nebraska Foundation General Operating Support 12/01/22 $10,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
UNF Charitable Fund Women Investing in Nebraska (WIN) Annual Membership (2022) 12/01/22 $2,400.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Stanford Buck/Cardinal Club 12/01/22 $10,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University President's Fund at Stanford Fund for Undergraduate Education 12/01/22 $25,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Association of Black Foundation Executives Inc. Annual Membership (2022) 12/01/22 $2,500.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Graduate School of Education's Dean Fund 12/01/22 $10,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
New Profit Inc General Operating Support 11/25/22 $25,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Legal Counsel for Youth and Children General Operating Support 11/22/22 $40,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Mockingbird Society General Operating Support 11/22/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio General Operating Support 11/22/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Africatown Community Land Trust From Imagination to Creation” Campaign 11/18/22 $4,000.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
API Chaya General Operating Support 11/18/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
RVC Seattle Creative Justice "General Operating Support" 11/18/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
FW Black Collective General Operating Support 11/18/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Think of Us Envisioning and Co-Creating an Anti-Racist Legal System for Children 11/16/22 $100,000.00 Resourcing Equity & Democracy Cross Cut
Therapeutic Health Services General Operating Support 11/15/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation General Operating Support 11/15/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Donors of Color Network Inc. Annual Membership (2022) 11/15/22 $25,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Tubman Center for Health & Freedom General Operating Support 11/15/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Northwest African American Museum Inc General Operating Support 11/15/22 $2,500.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
Plymouth Housing Group General Operating Support 11/15/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Wing Luke Memorial Foundation General Operating Support 11/15/22 $2,500.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
Northwest Ultimate Association General Operating Support 11/15/22 $2,000.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
RVC Seattle General Operating Support 11/15/22 $3,000.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
Telluride AIDS Benefit General Operating Support 11/15/22 $1,000.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
Community Leaders Roundtable of Seattle General Operating Support 11/15/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
College Success Foundation General Operating Support 11/15/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Treehouse General Operating Support 11/15/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Farestart General Operating Support 11/15/22 $1,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Pacific Islander Community Association General Operating Support 11/15/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
U-Power General Operating Support 11/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Thousand Currents Center for Transforming Philanthropy 11/14/22 $250,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
NPR Foundation General Operating Support 11/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Recovery Cafe General Operating Support 11/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Partners Asia General Operating Support 11/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
U-Power Dodgeball Team Sponsorship 11/14/22 $1,250.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Youth Collaboratory, Inc. National Prevention Initiative Advancement (ASPYHR) 11/14/22 $50,000.00 Youth Homelessness
TeamMates Mentoring Program General Operating Support 11/14/22 $5,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Computer History Museum General Operating Support 11/14/22 $1,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Soulumination General Operating Support 11/14/22 $500.00 Community Giving
Tubman Center for Health & Freedom Allies for Healthier Systems for Health & Abundance in Youth 11/11/22 $500,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Solidaire Network Movement Protection Fund 11/10/22 $125,000.00 Conditions of Racial Equity Cross Cut
Solidaire Network General Operating Support 11/10/22 $375,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Point Source Youth Inc. Prevention Direct Cash Transfers 11/04/22 $225,000.00 Youth Homelessness
SchoolHouse Connection National Prevention Initiative Advancement (ASPYHR) 11/03/22 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Tides Foundation Core Operating Support - Center for Working Families Fund 11/03/22 $100,000.00 Resourcing Equity & Democracy Cross Cut
American Association of School Administrators Inc Enlistment & Influence for Equity w/ ARPA Guidance 11/03/22 $150,000.00 Education
True Colors United National Prevention Initiative Advancement (ASPYHR) 11/03/22 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Third Sector New England Inc. National Prevention Initiative Advancement (ASPYHR) 11/03/22 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness