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
WestSide Baby General Operating Support 03/11/21 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Camelback Ventures Inc. General Operating Support 08/02/21 $75,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Legal Counsel for Youth and Children General Operating Support 09/20/21 $150,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Solidaire Network General Operating Support 12/01/21 $125,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
JustFund US General Operating Support 06/01/21 $100,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Mockingbird Society General Operating Support 12/01/21 $450,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Urban Impact Foundation (Pittsburg) General Operating Support 03/23/21 $5,000.00 Community Giving
National Domestic Workers Alliance General Operating Support 03/31/21 $1,500.00 Community Giving
American Civil Liberties Union of Washington Foundation General Operating Support 05/20/21 $750.00 Community Giving
Northwest Immigrants Rights Project General Operating Support 05/05/21 $786.75 Community Giving
Legal Counsel for Youth and Children General Operating Support 05/20/21 $1,500.00 Community Giving
U-Power General Operating Support 11/03/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
University Child Development School General Operating Support 08/19/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
NPR Foundation General Operating Support 10/13/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio General Operating Support 10/13/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Partners Asia General Operating Support 08/25/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Soulumination General Operating Support 07/19/21 $500.00 Community Giving
College Success Foundation General Operating Support 10/21/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Computer History Museum General Operating Support 10/13/21 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Holy Names Academy General Operating Support 08/26/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Seattle Girls School General Operating Support 08/24/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
TeamMates Mentoring Program General Operating Support 11/03/21 $5,000.00 Community Giving
The Seattle Academy Of Arts And Sciences General Operating Support 08/24/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Treehouse General Operating Support 10/13/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
University Of Nebraska Foundation General Operating Support 11/05/21 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Bishop Blanchet High School General Operating Support 08/25/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Farestart General Operating Support 08/27/21 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Recovery Cafe General Operating Support 07/19/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Ashland Greenwood Public Schools Foundation General Operating Support 08/26/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group General Operating Support 10/21/21 $20,000.00 Community Giving
United States Ski Team Foundation General Operating Support 01/28/22 $10,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
New Venture Fund General Operating Support 07/07/22 $2,100.00 Community Giving
Turning Pointe Survivor Advocacy Center General Operating Support 04/08/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Learning Policy Institute General Operating Support 05/23/22 $900,000.00 Education
Policy Innovators in Education Network Inc. General Operating Support 06/24/22 $75,000.00 Education
Camelback Ventures Inc. General Operating Support 09/01/22 $200,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities General Operating Support 06/21/22 $900,000.00 Education
Solidaire Network General Operating Support 11/10/22 $375,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy General Operating Support 05/06/22 $450,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc General Operating Support 10/25/22 $75,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Social Justice Fund Northwest General Operating Support 05/06/22 $300,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
National Center for Youth Law General Operating Support 05/24/22 $750,000.00 Education
The Institute for Higher Education Policy General Operating Support 12/02/22 $50,000.00 Education
Policy Innovators in Education Network Inc. General Operating Support 10/25/21 $50,000.00 Education
Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy General Operating Support 03/22/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
PolicyLink General Operating Support 03/22/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Power California General Operating Support 03/30/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
University of Southern California General Operating Support 03/22/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
The Loveland Foundation General Operating Support 06/01/22 $2,500.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
Social Good Fund General Operating Support 06/23/22 $2,500.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts