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 Strategy
Rainier Scholars General Operating Support 12/02/16 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Creative Visions Foundation General Operating Support - Yellowbone Project 09/30/16 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Rainier Scholars General Operating Support 12/01/17 $1,000.00 Community Giving
United Negro College Fund Inc General Operating Support 07/12/19 $1,000.00 Community Giving
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc. General Operating Support 12/18/18 $1,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
United Negro College Fund Inc General Operating Support 12/01/17 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Legal Counsel for Youth and Children General Operating Support 04/19/19 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Farestart General Operating Support 12/14/18 $1,000.00 Community Giving
United Negro College Fund Inc General Operating Support 11/18/16 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Girls Incorporated Of Omaha General Operating Support 12/01/17 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Computer History Museum General Operating Support 07/12/19 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Computer History Museum General Operating Support 12/14/18 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Bellwether Education Partners, Inc. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Field Facilitation and Assessment 04/26/19 $1,000.00 Education
Family Law CASA of King County General Operating Support 08/17/18 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Farestart General Operating Support 07/12/19 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Chapin Hall Center for Children General Operating Support 08/09/19 $1,000.00 Youth Homelessness
National Equity Project General Operating Support 06/15/17 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Computer History Museum General Operating Support 11/18/16 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Pushing Boundaries General Operating Support 11/02/18 $1,000.00 Community Giving
The University of Chicago General Operating Support 09/12/16 $1,000.00 Education
Farestart General Operating Support 12/01/17 $1,000.00 Community Giving
National Equity Project General Operating Support 11/18/16 $1,000.00 Education
College Access Now General Operating Support (Event) 04/06/18 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Baseball Beyond Borders General Operating Support 02/10/17 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Mason County Housing Options for Students in Transition General Operating Support 09/14/18 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Baseball Beyond Borders General Operating Support 01/22/18 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Washington Association for Infant Mental Health General Operating Support 10/31/18 $1,000.00 Community Giving
The Bridgespan Group Inc. General Operating Support 11/18/16 $1,000.00 Education
The University of Chicago General Operating Support 11/18/16 $1,000.00 Education
United Negro College Fund Inc General Operating Support 12/14/18 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Umoja Student Development Corporation General Operating Support 11/18/16 $1,000.00 Education
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University General Operating Support - Project for Education that Scales 11/18/16 $1,000.00 Education
Girls Incorporated Of Omaha General Operating Support 11/18/16 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Midlands Mentoring Partnership General Operating Support (Event) 02/01/19 $1,000.00 Community Giving
The University of Chicago General Operating Support 12/01/17 $1,100.00 Education
The University of Chicago General Operating Support 10/31/18 $1,300.00 Education
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University General Operating Support 04/06/17 $1,450.00 Education
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University General Operating Support 04/06/17 $1,450.00 Education
Equal Opportunity Schools General Operating Support 04/14/17 $1,450.00 Education
Sevenzo General Operating Support 04/14/17 $1,450.00 Education
Grantmakers For Education Grantmakers for Education Conference Reception 12/15/17 $1,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Washington State University General Operating Support - Child and Family Research Unit 08/19/16 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Inc. General Operating Support - D5 Coalition 08/19/16 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Powerful Voices General Operating Support (Event) 08/10/18 $1,500.00 Community Giving
School's Out Washington General Operating Support (Event) 09/22/16 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Fellowship for Race & Equity in Education The Equity Lab Core Operations 07/17/18 $1,500.00 Community Giving
YouthCare General Operating Support (Event) 03/16/18 $1,500.00 Community Giving
YouthCare General Operating Support (Event) 03/03/17 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Wayfinder Foundation General Operating Support 07/18/18 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Washington Appleseed Foster Care to Prison Coalition 01/26/18 $1,500.00 Community Giving