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
Washington Womens Foundation Annual Membership (2020) 06/05/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Inland Congregations United for Change Sponsoring Committee Inc General Operating Support 12/21/21 $1,500.00 Community Giving
U-Power General Operating Support 11/03/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Northwest African American Museum Inc NAAM's Annual Unity Event (2022) 09/29/22 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Plymouth Housing Group 2021 Plymouth Housing Seattle Dance Competition Sponsorship 03/11/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Bishop Blanchet High School General Operating Support 11/10/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Philanthropy Northwest Annual Membership (2020) 05/22/20 $17,405.00 Community Giving
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc. General Operating Support 01/04/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio General Operating Support 10/13/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Prospect Schools Inc. Brooklyn Prospect High School General Operating Support 10/18/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Urban Impact Foundation (Pittsburg) General Operating Support 03/23/21 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Ashland Greenwood Public Schools Foundation General Operating Support 11/10/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Recovery Cafe General Operating Support 06/05/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Liberty Hill Foundation General Operating Support 03/30/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Partners Asia General Operating Support 08/25/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Center for Children’s Advocacy Inc. General Operating Support 10/06/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
National Domestic Workers Alliance General Operating Support 03/31/21 $1,500.00 Community Giving
University Of Nebraska Foundation Women Investing in Nebraska (WIN) Annual Membership (2020) 11/18/20 $2,400.00 Community Giving
Partners Asia General Operating Support 06/05/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Panorama Global General Operating Support 03/30/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Recovery Cafe General Operating Support 07/19/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Wing Luke Memorial Foundation “Our stories are Your Stories” Campaign honoring Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Heritage Month 04/29/21 $5,000.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Stanford Buck/Cardinal Club 10/23/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Farestart General Operating Support 06/05/20 $25,000.00 Community Giving
PICO California General Operating Support 03/30/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Soulumination General Operating Support 07/19/21 $500.00 Community Giving
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy Annual Membership (2021) 04/26/21 $2,200.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University President's Fund at Stanford Fund for Undergraduate Education 10/23/20 $25,000.00 Community Giving
Philanthropy Northwest Washington Food Fund 06/19/20 $50,000.00 Community Giving
InnerCity Struggle General Operating Support 03/30/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
NPR Foundation General Operating Support 10/13/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
American Civil Liberties Union of Washington Foundation General Operating Support 05/20/21 $750.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Graduate School of Education's Dean Fund 10/23/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Generative Somatics General Operating Support 10/16/20 $7,500.00 Community Giving
National Center for Family Philanthropy Annual Membership (2019 and 2020) 06/29/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Race Forward General Operating Support 04/05/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
TeamMates Mentoring Program General Operating Support 11/03/21 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Northwest Immigrants Rights Project General Operating Support 05/05/21 $786.75 Community Giving
Boys and Girls Club of America (New York) General Operating Support 11/18/20 $12,500.00 Community Giving
The Seattle Foundation Black Future Co-op Fund 07/10/20 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Community Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment General Operating Support 03/30/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Computer History Museum General Operating Support 10/13/21 $1,000.00 Community Giving
The Seattle Clemency Project Formerly Homeless or Foster Youth Support 05/05/21 $1,049.00 Community Giving
United States Ski Team Foundation General Operating Support 11/10/20 $12,500.00 Community Giving
University Of Washington Foundation Accelerating Social Transformation Program 07/10/20 $7,000.00 Community Giving
Western States Center General Operating Support 07/27/22 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Farestart General Operating Support 08/27/21 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Legal Counsel for Youth and Children General Operating Support 05/20/21 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Association of Black Foundation Executives Inc. Annual Membership (2020) 11/20/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Obliteride 06/30/20 $500.00 Community Giving