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
University of Washington Presidential Scholarship Program 12/18/18 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Baseball Beyond Borders General Operating Support 01/22/18 $1,000.00 Community Giving
College Success Foundation-District Of Columbia General Operating Support (Event) 11/10/17 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Partners Asia Rohingya Refugees 11/10/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
School's Out Washington General Operating Support (Event) 09/29/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Envision Education, Inc. General Operating Support 01/13/17 $10,000.00 Community Giving
College Success Foundation-District Of Columbia General Operating Support (Event) 09/28/18 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Plymouth Housing Group General Operating Support (Event) 01/25/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
The Aspen Institute, Inc. 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival Scholarship Fund 02/16/18 $20,000.00 Community Giving
American Council on Germany General Operating Support 12/22/16 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Pushing Boundaries General Operating Support 11/02/18 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Treehouse General Operating Support 11/18/16 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Obliteride 08/09/19 $500.00 Community Giving
College Success Foundation Costco Scholarship Fund 09/22/17 $25,000.00 Community Giving
The Seattle Academy Of Arts And Sciences General Operating Support 09/14/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Friends of the Seattle Waterfront General Operating Support 05/17/19 $100,000.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Graduate School of Education Dean’s Fund 12/07/18 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Cascade Public Media KCTS 9 General Operating Support 11/18/16 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Chief Seattle Club General Operating Support 02/01/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Children and Youth Justice Center General Operating Support (Event) 02/16/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City Talk to Your Baby Campaign 12/09/16 $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
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Obliteride 08/09/19 $500.00 Community Giving
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services General Operating Support 06/22/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Mason County Housing Options for Students in Transition Mason County HOST Site Visit Honorarium 07/12/17 $1,000.00 Community Giving
University Of Washington Foundation Accelerating Social Transformation Program 05/17/19 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Farestart General Operating Support 02/01/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Washington Association for Infant Mental Health General Operating Support 10/31/18 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Food Thrust 2027 "Sound Food Uprising” and “Pure Food Kids” Regional Health Outcomes Improvement Initiative 05/25/18 $250,000.00 Community Giving
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Obliteride 08/09/19 $500.00 Community Giving
Treehouse General Operating Support 12/14/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Ashland Greenwood Public Schools Foundation General Operating Support 09/22/16 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Midlands Mentoring Partnership General Operating Support (Event) 02/01/19 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Code Org Nebraska Summer Teacher Professional Development Training Program 05/18/18 $25,000.00 Community Giving
Tiger Woods Foundation, Inc. General Operating Support 12/22/16 $20,000.00 Community Giving
YWCA Of Seattle-King County-Snohomish C General Operating Support (Event) 05/24/19 $5,000.00 Community Giving
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio General Operating Support 12/14/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Philanthropy Northwest 2019 Annual Membership and Support 03/05/19 $16,405.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Graduate School of Education Dean’s Fund 12/02/16 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Grantmakers For Effective Organizations 2018 General Operating Support and Annual Membership 01/12/18 $6,380.00 Community Giving
Teammates Mentoring Program General Operating Support 07/12/19 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Independent Sector 2018 General Operating Support and Annual Membership 08/24/18 $12,500.00 Community Giving
Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa General Operating Support 08/31/17 $1,000,000.00 Community Giving
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. General Operating Support 02/01/19 $1,000.00 Community Giving
School's Out Washington General Operating Support (Event) 09/22/16 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Treehouse General Operating Support 07/12/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Powerful Voices General Operating Support (Event) 08/10/18 $1,500.00 Community Giving
University of Washington Accelerating Social Transformation Program 08/04/17 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Creative Visions Foundation General Operating Support - Yellowbone Project 09/30/16 $1,000.00 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