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
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
Washington Womens Foundation General Operating Support and Membership 05/04/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Computer History Museum General Operating Support 12/14/18 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Seattle Girls School General Operating Support 09/14/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
U-Power General Operating Support 12/07/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Philanthropy Northwest 2019 CHANGE Philanthropy UNITY Summit Sponsorship 08/02/19 $5,000.00 Community Giving
College Success Foundation-District Of Columbia General Operating Support (Event) 09/28/18 $5,000.00 Community Giving
The Seattle Academy Of Arts And Sciences General Operating Support 09/14/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Partners Asia General Operating Support 12/14/18 $2,500.00 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
Tiger Woods Foundation, Inc. General Operating Support 12/14/18 $12,500.00 Community Giving
Boys and Girls Club of America (New York) General Operating Support 12/14/18 $12,500.00 Community Giving
Boys and Girls Club of America (New York) General Operating Support 10/27/17 $25,000.00 Community Giving
Kenmore Elementary Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Capacity Building 12/18/18 $5,000.00 Community Giving
College Access Now Fund the Gap Campaign 09/29/17 $50,000.00 Community Giving
Alliance For Education Alliance for Education/African American Male Achievement Program Seattle Public School Partnership 12/18/18 $14,500.00 Community Giving
Treehouse General Operating Support 12/14/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Obliteride 08/09/19 $500.00 Community Giving
Teammates Mentoring Program General Operating Support 11/03/17 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Obliteride 08/09/19 $500.00 Community Giving
Partners Asia Rohingya Refugees 11/10/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Obliteride 08/09/19 $500.00 Community Giving
Plymouth Housing Group General Operating Support (Event) 03/01/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio General Operating Support 12/14/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
University of Washington Presidential Scholarship Program 12/18/18 $10,000.00 Community Giving
The Afterschool Alliance Advancing Afterschool as a Climate of Inclusion 03/17/17 $5,000.00 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
Grantmakers For Effective Organizations 2018 General Operating Support and Annual Membership 01/12/18 $6,380.00 Community Giving
Independent Sector 2018 General Operating Support and Annual Membership 08/24/18 $12,500.00 Community Giving
Powerful Voices General Operating Support (Event) 08/10/18 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Holy Names Academy General Operating Support 09/14/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Seattle Girls School General Operating Support 10/06/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Stanford Buck/Cardinal Club 12/07/18 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Plymouth Housing Group General Operating Support (Event) 01/25/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Girls Incorporated Of Omaha General Operating Support 12/01/17 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Cascade Public Media KCTS 9 General Operating Support 05/10/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Chief Seattle Club General Operating Support 02/01/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Soulumination General Operating Support 11/10/17 $500.00 Community Giving
Farestart General Operating Support 02/01/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University General Operating Support (Department of Anthropology) 09/20/19 $1,500.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University President's Fund at Stanford Fund for Undergraduate Education 12/01/17 $25,000.00 Community Giving
New Venture Fund General Operating Support (Honorarium) 12/01/17 $375.00 Community Giving
Midlands Mentoring Partnership General Operating Support (Event) 02/01/19 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Institute For America's Future Inc. General Operating Support 09/20/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving