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
Grantmakers For Effective Organizations 2018 General Operating Support and Annual Membership 01/12/18 $6,380.00 Community Giving
Institute for Community Research Inc. Introduce System Dynamics Modeling to Key YH Stakeholders in WA State 11/10/17 $6,200.00 Youth Homelessness
Social Venture Partners General Operating Support and Membership 06/22/18 $6,000.00 Community Giving
School's Out Washington Billion's Institute 10/06/17 $6,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Philanthropy Northwest Speaker Sponsorship featuring Ibram Kendi 01/12/18 $6,000.00 Community Giving
Farestart General Operating Support 04/03/20 $6,000.00 Community Giving
Social Venture Partners General Operating Support and Annual Membership 07/12/19 $6,000.00 Community Giving
Capitol Hill Housing Foundation Covid-19 Resilience Fund 04/03/20 $6,000.00 Community Giving
Center for Community Service Fund Housing Connector 04/03/20 $6,000.00 Community Giving
Philanthropy Northwest Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Local Funder Collaborative 03/09/18 $5,860.00 Community Giving
King County Prosecuting Attorney King County Juvenile Court Strategic Planning Retreat 11/03/17 $5,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Washington Low Income Housing Alliance 2018 Conference on Ending Homelessness 03/09/18 $5,000.00 Youth Homelessness
The Seattle Foundation Black Future Co-op Fund Operating Support 07/10/20 $5,000.00 Community Giving
YWCA Of Seattle-King County-Snohomish C General Operating Support (Event) 03/30/18 $5,000.00 Community Giving
National Conference of State Legislatures Engaging and Educating Legislatures in the Fight to End Youth Homelessness 07/12/19 $5,000.00 Youth Homelessness
YWCA Of Seattle-King County-Snohomish C General Operating Support (Event) 05/24/19 $5,000.00 Community Giving
National Association of Counsel for Children 2020 National Child Welfare Law Conference 03/13/20 $5,000.00 Youth Homelessness
College Success Foundation General Operating Support (Event) 09/28/18 $5,000.00 Community Giving
University of Washington Accelerating Social Transformation Program 04/20/18 $5,000.00 Community Giving
National Public Education Support Fund Out-of-School Time National Workgroup Collaborative 12/08/17 $5,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Philanthropy Northwest Philanthropist Forum Collaborative Work 10/19/18 $5,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Philanthropy Northwest Philanthropist Forum Collaborative Work 10/25/19 $5,000.00 Youth Homelessness
University Of Nebraska Foundation General Operating Support 12/20/19 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy Sanford School of Public Policy Core Operations 03/22/19 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Northwest Harvest COVID-19 Hunger Relief Fund 05/01/20 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Mason County Housing Options for Students in Transition General Operating Support 09/22/17 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Teammates Mentoring Program General Operating Support 12/14/18 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Philanthropy Northwest 2019 CHANGE Philanthropy UNITY Summit Sponsorship 08/02/19 $5,000.00 Community Giving
College Success Foundation General Operating Support (Event) 12/08/17 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Equal Justice Initiative General Operating Support 02/19/19 $5,000.00 Community Giving
College Success Foundation-District Of Columbia General Operating Support (Event) 11/10/17 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Teammates Mentoring Program General Operating Support 11/03/17 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Pride Foundation "Home is Where the Heart is Fund" supporting LGBTQ Youth and their Families in Rural and Remote Communities 08/10/18 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Teammates Mentoring Program General Operating Support 07/12/19 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Washington Nonprofits Nonprofit Sector Advocacy Toolkit 09/28/18 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Intermountain Healthcare Foundation, Inc General Operating Support (Primary Children's Hospital) 02/21/20 $5,000.00 Community Giving
National Center for Family Philanthropy 2018 General Operating Support and Annual Membership 11/16/18 $5,000.00 IDPI 1: Coordinated System
College Success Foundation-District Of Columbia General Operating Support (Event) 09/28/18 $5,000.00 Community Giving
The Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society Core Operations 07/17/18 $5,000.00 Community Giving
University Of Washington Foundation Accelerating Social Transformation Program 05/17/19 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Kenmore Elementary Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Capacity Building 12/18/18 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Building Changes Equity Training Participation 10/06/17 $4,100.00 Youth Homelessness
Washington State Department of Commerce Billion's Institute 10/06/17 $4,100.00 Youth Homelessness
Bassuk Center on Homeless and Vulnerable Children & Youth Inc. Racial Equity and Homelessness Summit 12/21/17 $4,000.00 Youth Homelessness
National Equity Project General Operating Support 10/27/17 $4,000.00 Education
Grantmakers For Education 2020 Annual Membership and Support 04/10/20 $3,700.00 Education
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc Foundations for Employment and Housing Membership 11/17/17 $3,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Turnaround for Children, Inc. General Operating Support 03/27/20 $3,000.00 Education
Equal Opportunity Schools General Operating Support 10/21/19 $3,000.00 Education
School's Out Washington Billion's Institute 10/06/17 $3,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities