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
College Success Foundation General Operating Support 11/10/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Treehouse General Operating Support 11/15/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Plymouth Housing Group 2021 Plymouth Housing Seattle Dance Competition Sponsorship 03/11/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
U-Power General Operating Support 11/18/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Turning Pointe Survivor Advocacy Center General Operating Support 04/08/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
U-Power General Operating Support 11/03/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Cascade Public Media KCTS 9 General Operating Support 10/13/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Ashland Greenwood Public Schools Foundation General Operating Support 10/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
North Star Fund Inc. Giving Project Network General Operating Support 09/14/20 $2,500.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
University Child Development School General Operating Support 08/19/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
College Success Foundation General Operating Support 10/21/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Bishop Blanchet High School 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
Western States Center General Operating Support 07/27/22 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Cascade Public Media KCTS 9 General Operating Support 10/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
College Success Foundation General Operating Support 11/15/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Treehouse General Operating Support 11/18/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
NPR Foundation General Operating Support 10/13/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Holy Names Academy General Operating Support 08/26/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Center for Community Change General Operating Support 07/27/22 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Colorado State University Reinvention Collaborative General Operating Support 11/20/20 $2,500.00 Education
The Seattle Academy Of Arts And Sciences General Operating Support 11/18/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Seattle Girls School General Operating Support 08/24/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Northwest African American Museum Inc General Operating Support 11/15/22 $2,500.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
Estelita's Library General Operating Support 01/26/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
U-Power General Operating Support 11/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
University Child Development School General Operating Support 11/18/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio General Operating Support 10/13/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Wing Luke Memorial Foundation General Operating Support 11/15/22 $2,500.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
YMCA of Greater Seattle Y Social Impact Center's Virtual Benefit Dinner Sponsorship 03/05/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Seattle Girls School General Operating Support 11/18/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Association of Black Foundation Executives Inc. Annual Membership (2020) 11/20/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Cascade Public Media KCTS 9 General Operating Support 11/10/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Partners Asia General Operating Support 08/25/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
The Seattle Academy Of Arts And Sciences General Operating Support 08/24/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
TeenTix General Operating Support 12/12/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts (Historical)
Holy Names Academy General Operating Support 10/06/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
The Seattle Foundation 2022 Belonging Gathering with Civic Commons 04/28/22 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Washington Womens Foundation Annual Membership (2020) 06/05/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Treehouse General Operating Support 10/13/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Association of Black Foundation Executives Inc. Annual Membership (2022) 12/01/22 $2,500.00 Community Giving
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio General Operating Support 11/22/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Bishop Blanchet High School General Operating Support 11/10/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
National Equity Project General Operating Support (BELE Network) 03/27/20 $3,000.00 Education
Ashland Greenwood Public Schools Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award 02/17/22 $3,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts (Historical)
Umoja Student Development Corporation General Operating Support (BELE Network) 03/27/20 $3,000.00 Education
El Education, Inc. 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
RVC Seattle General Operating Support 11/15/22 $3,000.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
Third Sector New England Inc. A Way Home Washington Core Operations 05/11/21 $3,000.00 Youth Homelessness