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
Capitol Hill Housing Foundation Covid-19 Resilience Fund 04/03/20 $6,000.00 Community Giving
Farestart General Operating Support 04/03/20 $6,000.00 Community Giving
Northwest Harvest General Operating Support 04/03/20 $6,400.00 Community Giving
United Philanthropy Forum General Operating Support 03/27/20 $150,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Equal Opportunity Schools General Operating Support (BELE Network) 03/27/20 $1,500.00 Education
El Education, Inc. General Operating Support (BELE Network) 03/27/20 $3,000.00 Education
University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration Network for College Success General Operating Support (BELE Network) 03/27/20 $1,500.00 Education
Umoja Student Development Corporation General Operating Support (BELE Network) 03/27/20 $3,000.00 Education
Turnaround for Children, Inc. General Operating Support (BELE Network) 03/27/20 $3,000.00 Education
National Equity Project General Operating Support (BELE Network) 03/27/20 $3,000.00 Education
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy General Operating Support 03/25/20 $300,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities General Operating Support 03/25/20 $600,000.00 Education
The Seattle Foundation Covid-19 Response Fund 03/20/20 $50,000.00 Special Initiatives
National Association of Counsel for Children 2020 National Child Welfare Law Conference 03/13/20 $5,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Evans Scholars Foundation Evans Scholars Foundation Match Play Challenge 02/28/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Tiger Woods Foundation, Inc. General Operating Support 02/21/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Grantmakers For Effective Organizations Annual Membership (2020) 02/21/20 $7,390.00 Community Giving
Intermountain Healthcare Foundation, Inc Primary Children's Hospital General Operating Support 02/21/20 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Boys and Girls Club of America (New York) General Operating Support 02/07/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Point Source Youth Inc. 2020 4th Annual National Symposium on Solutions to End Youth Homelessness Prevention Track Sponsorship 02/07/20 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Carnegie Foundation For Advancement Teaching W Coast Office Education 2020 Summit on Improvement in Education 02/07/20 $15,000.00 Education
Latino Community Fund of Washington State "Washington Census Alliance" Census 2020 Fund 02/04/20 $60,000.00 Special Initiatives