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
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
African American Policy Forum General Operating Support 12/01/21 $100,000.00 Conditions of Racial Equity Cross Cut
Promise54 General Operating Support 04/04/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Outdoors For All Foundation General Operating Support 05/03/22 $1,042.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Coalition for a Diverse Harvard, Inc. General Operating Support 11/12/21 $1,000.00 Community Giving
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation General Operating Support 12/03/21 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Pacific Islander Community Association General Operating Support 12/06/21 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Therapeutic Health Services General Operating Support 11/22/21 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
API Chaya General Operating Support 12/06/21 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Movement Strategy Center General Operating Support 01/24/22 $50,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Public Advocates Inc. General Operating Support 01/06/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Learning Policy Institute General Operating Support 12/20/21 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Children’s Defense Fund General Operating Support 06/01/22 $50,000.00 Executive Director Discretionary
Inland Congregations United for Change Sponsoring Committee Inc General Operating Support 12/21/21 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc. General Operating Support 01/04/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
SisterSong, Inc General Operating Support 03/21/22 $5,000.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
Boys and Girls Club of America (New York) General Operating Support 01/31/22 $15,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
TeamChild General Operating Support 03/10/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Liberty Hill Foundation General Operating Support 03/30/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Panorama Global General Operating Support 03/30/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
PICO California General Operating Support 03/30/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
InnerCity Struggle General Operating Support 03/30/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Race Forward General Operating Support 04/05/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Community Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment General Operating Support 03/30/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Possibility Labs General Operating Support 11/09/21 $25,000.00 Special Initiatives
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law General Operating Support 11/23/21 $200,000.00 Education
Ryther General Operating Support 06/01/22 $500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Interim Community Development Association General Operating Support 07/01/22 $2,500.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
Africatown Community Land Trust General Operating Support 06/01/22 $2,500.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
Building Changes General Operating Support 09/09/22 $12,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Western States Center General Operating Support 07/27/22 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Center for Community Change General Operating Support 07/27/22 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group General Operating Support 09/28/22 $45,000.00 Community Giving
Rainier Beach Community Empowerment Coalition General Operating Support 08/25/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
JustFund US General Operating Support 09/13/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
National Equity Project General Operating Support 09/19/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Ashland Greenwood Public Schools Foundation General Operating Support 10/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Bishop Blanchet High School 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
Computer History Museum General Operating Support 11/14/22 $1,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Farestart General Operating Support 11/15/22 $1,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Holy Names Academy General Operating Support 10/06/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio General Operating Support 11/22/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
NPR Foundation General Operating Support 11/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Partners Asia General Operating Support 11/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Recovery Cafe General Operating Support 11/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Seattle Girls School General Operating Support 10/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Soulumination General Operating Support 11/14/22 $500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts (Historical)