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
Learning Policy Institute General Operating Support 12/20/21 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Chief Seattle Club Chief Seattle Club 50 Years Annual Event 09/14/20 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Cascade Public Media KCTS 9 General Operating Support 10/13/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Trustee of Tufts College CIRCLE General Operating Support 12/12/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Philanthropy Northwest Annual Membership (2021) 03/12/21 $19,405.00 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 11/18/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
U-Power General Operating Support 11/03/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
TeenTix General Operating Support 12/12/22 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Grantmakers For Effective Organizations Annual Membership (2021) 02/17/21 $7,390.00 Community Giving
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc. General Operating Support 01/04/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
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
YMCA of Greater Seattle General Operating Support 01/20/23 $25,000.00 Community Giving
YouthCare 35th Annual Virtual Luncheon 10/09/20 $2,000.00 Community Giving
Children’s Defense Fund General Operating Support 06/01/22 $50,000.00 Community Giving
United Negro College Fund Inc. (Seattle Chapter) General Operating Support 11/18/20 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Partners Asia General Operating Support 08/25/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Estelita's Library General Operating Support 01/26/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Liberty Hill Foundation General Operating Support 03/30/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Teammates Mentoring Program General Operating Support 11/18/20 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Recovery Cafe General Operating Support 07/19/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Grantmakers For Effective Organizations Annual Membership (2020) 02/21/20 $7,390.00 Community Giving
Washington State University Foundation WSU School of Hospitality Business Management General Fund 03/11/21 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Panorama Global General Operating Support 03/30/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Soulumination General Operating Support 11/18/20 $500.00 Community Giving
Soulumination General Operating Support 07/19/21 $500.00 Community Giving
Boys and Girls Club of America (New York) General Operating Support 02/07/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
OneAmerica General Operating Support 03/11/21 $1,000.00 Community Giving
PICO California General Operating Support 03/30/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
NPR Foundation General Operating Support 12/02/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
NPR Foundation General Operating Support 10/13/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Tiger Woods Foundation, Inc. General Operating Support 02/21/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Intermountain Healthcare Foundation, Inc Primary Children's Hospital General Operating Support 02/21/20 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Casa Latina General Operating Support 03/11/21 $1,000.00 Community Giving
InnerCity Struggle General Operating Support 03/30/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio General Operating Support 11/18/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
TeamMates Mentoring Program General Operating Support 11/03/21 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Evans Scholars Foundation Evans Scholars Foundation Match Play Challenge 02/28/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
The Seattle Clemency Project Formerly Homeless or Foster Youth Support 05/05/21 $1,049.00 Community Giving
Teach for America (Washington Region) General Operating Support 03/11/21 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Race Forward General Operating Support 04/05/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Cascade Public Media KCTS 9 General Operating Support 11/10/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Computer History Museum General Operating Support 10/13/21 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Farestart General Operating Support 04/03/20 $6,000.00 Community Giving
Legal Counsel for Youth and Children General Operating Support 05/20/21 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Louisa Boren STEM K-8 PTA General Operating Support 03/15/21 $500.00 Community Giving
Community Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment General Operating Support 03/30/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Holy Names Academy General Operating Support 11/10/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Farestart General Operating Support 08/27/21 $1,000.00 Community Giving