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
Telluride AIDS Benefit General Operating Support 11/15/22 $1,000.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
Panorama Global General Operating Support 11/15/22 $200,000.00 Racial Equity and Democracy
Therapeutic Health Services General Operating Support 11/15/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Partners Asia General Operating Support 11/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
NPR Foundation General Operating Support 11/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Computer History Museum General Operating Support 11/14/22 $1,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Thousand Currents Center for Transforming Philanthropy 11/14/22 $250,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
U-Power Dodgeball Team Sponsorship 11/14/22 $1,250.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
U-Power General Operating Support 11/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
TeamMates Mentoring Program General Operating Support 11/14/22 $5,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Soulumination General Operating Support 11/14/22 $500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Recovery Cafe General Operating Support 11/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Youth Collaboratory, Inc. National Prevention Initiative Advancement (ASPYHR) 11/14/22 $50,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Tubman Center for Health & Freedom Allies for Healthier Systems for Health & Abundance in Youth 11/11/22 $500,000.00 Youth Homelessness
YMCA of Greater Seattle Facilitation of the Young Grantmakers Facilitator Funds 11/10/22 $46,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Solidaire Network General Operating Support 11/10/22 $375,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Solidaire Network Movement Protection Fund 11/10/22 $125,000.00 Racial Equity and Democracy
Point Source Youth Inc. Prevention Direct Cash Transfers 11/04/22 $225,000.00 Youth Homelessness
School Board Partners Advancing Anti-Racist Policy (General Operating Support) 11/03/22 $650,000.00 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
Tides Foundation Core Operating Support - Center for Working Families Fund 11/03/22 $100,000.00 Racial Equity and Democracy
American Association of School Administrators Inc Enlistment & Influence for Equity w/ ARPA Guidance 11/03/22 $150,000.00 Education
SchoolHouse Connection National Prevention Initiative Advancement (ASPYHR) 11/03/22 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Evans Scholars Foundation Par Club 11/02/22 $10,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
National Homelessness Law Center National Prevention Initiative Advancement (ASPYHR) 10/31/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
National Network for Youth Inc. National Prevention Initiative Advancement (ASPYHR) 10/31/22 $30,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Community Solutions International, Inc Youth Homelessness Proof of Concept 10/28/22 $150,000.00 Youth Homelessness
The Seattle Foundation The Seattle Times Solutions Oriented Journalism Project on Homelessness 10/27/22 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
National Conference of State Legislatures NCSL Youth Homelessness Fellows Phase II​ 10/26/22 $200,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc General Operating Support 10/25/22 $75,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Mockingbird Society King County Youth Voice Project 10/24/22 $112,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Building Changes Building Changes Education Program 10/21/22 $775,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Building Changes Youth & Young Adult Homelessness Landscape and Plan 10/21/22 $50,000.00 Regional Homelessness
National Homelessness Law Center State Index on Youth Homelessness (2022) 10/20/22 $27,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Treehouse Project Education Impact Implementation 10/20/22 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Global Impact Philanthropy Together "Social Justice Giving Circles" 10/20/22 $150,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Prospect Schools Inc. Brooklyn Prospect High School General Operating Support 10/18/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Bishop Blanchet High School General Operating Support 10/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Cascade Public Media KCTS 9 General Operating Support 10/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Seattle Girls School General Operating Support 10/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Proteus Fund Inc. Impact Driven Philanthropy Collaborative's IGNITE Event 10/14/22 $20,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Ashland Greenwood Public Schools Foundation General Operating Support 10/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
University Child Development School General Operating Support 10/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Center for Children’s Advocacy Inc. General Operating Support 10/06/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
United Negro College Fund Inc. (Seattle Chapter) General Operating Support 10/06/22 $1,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
The Seattle Academy Of Arts And Sciences General Operating Support 10/06/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Holy Names Academy General Operating Support 10/06/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
JustFund US General Operating Support 09/29/22 $300,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Northwest African American Museum Inc NAAM's Annual Unity Event (2022) 09/29/22 $10,000.00 Community Giving