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
The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City Talk to Your Baby Campaign 12/09/16 $1,000.00 Community Giving
The Aspen Institute, Inc. 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival Scholarship Fund 02/16/18 $20,000.00 Community Giving
Children and Youth Justice Center General Operating Support (Event) 02/16/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Teammates Mentoring Program General Operating Support 11/04/16 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Tiger Woods Foundation, Inc. General Operating Support 12/22/16 $20,000.00 Community Giving
Code Org Nebraska Summer Teacher Professional Development Training Program 05/18/18 $25,000.00 Community Giving
Municipal League Foundation General Operating Support (Event) 05/09/19 $500.00 Community Giving
TeamChild General Operating Support (Event) 05/07/19 $500.00 Community Giving
Pushing Boundaries General Operating Support 11/02/18 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Child Protection Center Inc Access to Cloud Security and Management of Child Forensic Interviews 10/31/18 $9,874.00 Community Giving
Washington Association for Infant Mental Health General Operating Support 10/31/18 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Obliteride 06/23/17 $500.00 Community Giving
Family Support Line Delaware County Inc. Access to Cloud Security and Management of Child Forensic Interviews 11/02/18 $6,714.00 Community Giving
National Equity Project General Operating Support 06/15/17 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Mockingbird Society General Operating Support (Event) 07/12/17 $1,750.00 Community Giving
Northwest African American Museum Inc General Operating Support (Event) 04/14/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Philanthropy Northwest Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Local Funder Collaborative 03/09/18 $5,860.00 Community Giving
College Success Foundation General Operating Support (Event) 10/17/18 $250.00 Community Giving
Plymouth Housing Group General Operating Support (Event) 03/07/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Truechild, Inc. General Operating Support 07/12/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
YWCA Of Seattle-King County-Snohomish C General Operating Support (Event) 04/21/17 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Recovery Cafe General Operating Support (Event) 09/14/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Turnaround for Children, Inc. General Operating Support 12/01/17 $800.00 Community Giving
YouthCare General Operating Support (Event) 03/16/18 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Transcend, Inc. General Operating Support 12/01/17 $1,600.00 Community Giving
The Aspen Institute, Inc. 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival Scholarship Fund 04/21/17 $20,000.00 Community Giving
Ashland Greenwood Public Schools Foundation General Operating Support 09/14/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Washington Early Learning Fund General Operating Support (Event) 03/15/17 $90.00 Community Giving
Van Ness Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization General Operating Support 12/01/17 $200.00 Community Giving
Ashland Greenwood Public Schools Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award 05/04/18 $12,500.00 Community Giving
The Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society Core Operations 11/30/18 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Cascade Public Media KCTS 9 General Operating Support 12/14/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
NPR Foundation General Operating Support 12/14/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Philanthropy Northwest 2017 Annual Membership and Support 02/10/17 $14,305.00 Community Giving
Soulumination General Operating Support 10/19/18 $500.00 Community Giving
University Of Nebraska Foundation Women Investing in Nebraska (WIN) 12/07/18 $2,400.00 Community Giving
United Negro College Fund Inc General Operating Support 12/14/18 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Social Venture Partners General Operating Support and Membership 06/22/18 $6,000.00 Community Giving
University Of Nebraska Foundation General Operating Support 12/07/18 $10,000.00 Community Giving
International Center for Journalists Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling 02/02/17 $10,000.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University President's Fund at Stanford Fund for Undergraduate Education 12/07/18 $25,000.00 Community Giving
College Success Foundation General Operating Support (Event) 09/28/18 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Bishop Blanchet High School General Operating Support 09/14/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Vietnamese Friendship Association for Greater Seattle Othering and Belonging Conference Participation 04/21/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
University Child Development School General Operating Support 09/14/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
YouthCare General Operating Support (Event) 03/03/17 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Network for Good Inc. General Operating Support 01/04/17 $100.00 Community Giving
Teammates Mentoring Program General Operating Support 12/14/18 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Farestart General Operating Support 12/14/18 $1,000.00 Community Giving
University Of Washington Foundation Computer Science and Engineering Building Capital Campaign 03/08/17 $500,000.00 Community Giving