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
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc. General Operating Support 01/04/22 $1,500.00 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
OneAmerica General Operating Support 07/10/20 $1,500.00 Community Giving
The Seattle Foundation General Operating Support 09/28/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
National Equity Project General Operating Support 09/19/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Trustee of Tufts College CIRCLE General Operating Support 12/12/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
New Venture Fund Communities for Just Schools Fund General Operating Support 09/14/20 $1,500.00 Community Giving
University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration Network for College Success General Operating Support (BELE Network) 03/27/20 $1,500.00 Education
National Domestic Workers Alliance General Operating Support 03/31/21 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Public Advocates Inc. General Operating Support 01/06/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Prospect Schools Inc. Brooklyn Prospect High School General Operating Support 10/18/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Equal Opportunity Schools General Operating Support (BELE Network) 03/27/20 $1,500.00 Education
Learning Policy Institute General Operating Support 12/20/21 $1,500.00 Community Giving
BARR Center General Operating Support (BELE Network) 04/03/20 $2,000.00 Education
YouthCare 35th Annual Virtual Luncheon 10/09/20 $2,000.00 Community Giving
Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence, Inc. General Operating Support 12/20/22 $2,000.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
Northwest Ultimate Association General Operating Support 11/15/22 $2,000.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
New Venture Fund General Operating Support 07/07/22 $2,100.00 Community Giving
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy Annual Membership (2021) 04/26/21 $2,200.00 Community Giving
University Of Nebraska Foundation Women Investing in Nebraska (WIN) Annual Membership (2020) 11/18/20 $2,400.00 Community Giving
UNF Charitable Fund Women Investing in Nebraska (WIN) Annual Membership (2021) 11/05/21 $2,400.00 Community Giving
UNF Charitable Fund Women Investing in Nebraska (WIN) Annual Membership (2022) 12/01/22 $2,400.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
NPR Foundation General Operating Support 11/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Resource Generation General Operating Support 09/14/20 $2,500.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Mockingbird Society 2020 Annual Virtual Event 08/31/20 $2,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy Annual Membership (2022) 02/17/22 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Plymouth Housing Group General Operating Support 12/16/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Ashland Greenwood Public Schools Foundation General Operating Support 11/10/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Interim Community Development Association General Operating Support 07/01/22 $2,500.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
Partners Asia General Operating Support 11/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Solidaire Network General Operating Support 09/18/20 $2,500.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Africatown Community Land Trust General Operating Support 06/01/22 $2,500.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
Bishop Blanchet High School General Operating Support 08/25/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Mockingbird Society 2021 Annual Sponsorship (Speaker Series) 07/27/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Recovery Cafe General Operating Support 11/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Plymouth Housing Group General Operating Support 11/15/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Seattle Girls School General Operating Support 10/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
NPR Foundation General Operating Support 12/02/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Recovery Cafe General Operating Support 07/19/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio General Operating Support 11/18/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Holy Names Academy General Operating Support 11/10/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Washington Womens Foundation Annual Membership (2021) 06/11/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Mockingbird Society 2022 Youth Leadership Summit Sponsorship 06/15/22 $2,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Ashland Greenwood Public Schools Foundation General Operating Support 08/26/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
The Loveland Foundation General Operating Support 06/01/22 $2,500.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
Bone Creek Art Museum Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art Restoration Campaign 01/11/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Social Good Fund General Operating Support 06/23/22 $2,500.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
The Seattle Academy Of Arts And Sciences General Operating Support 10/06/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
NW Children's Foundation 2021 Community Annual Forum: Racialized Trauma: Powerful Insights and Practical Tools for Healing 12/14/20 $2,500.00 Youth Homelessness