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
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Obliteride 06/30/20 $500.00 Community Giving
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Obliteride 08/09/19 $500.00 Community Giving
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Obliteride 08/09/19 $500.00 Community Giving
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Obliteride 08/09/19 $500.00 Community Giving
Friends of the Seattle Waterfront General Operating Support 05/17/19 $100,000.00 Community Giving
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc National Working Group on Racial Equity and Homelessness 12/06/18 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc 2020 General Operating Support and Annual Membership 05/21/20 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc 2018 General Operating Support and Annual Membership 09/07/18 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc 2019 General Operating Support and Annual Membership 06/21/19 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc Youth Network and Leadership Committee 11/14/17 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc Foundations for Employment and Housing Membership 11/17/17 $3,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Georgetown University General Operating Support (Edunomic’s Lab) 05/11/20 $300,000.00 Education
Girls Incorporated Of Omaha General Operating Support 12/01/17 $1,000.00 Community Giving
GlobalGiving General Operating Support 08/15/17 $25,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Grand Valley State University Donor Journeys Initiative Sponsorship 04/05/19 $10,000.00 IDPI 2: Donor Support Ecosystem
Grantmakers For Education 2019 Annual Membership and Support 03/08/19 $2,500.00 Education
Grantmakers For Education Grantmakers for Education Conference Reception 12/15/17 $1,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Grantmakers For Education 2020 Annual Membership and Support 04/10/20 $3,700.00 Education
Grantmakers For Education 2018 Annual Membership and Support 03/16/18 $2,500.00 Education
Grantmakers For Effective Organizations 2019 General Operating Support and Annual Membership 01/25/19 $7,390.00 Community Giving
Grantmakers For Effective Organizations 2018 General Operating Support and Annual Membership 01/12/18 $6,380.00 Community Giving
Grantmakers For Effective Organizations 2020 General Operating Support and Annual Membership 02/21/20 $7,390.00 Community Giving
Greater Tacoma Community Foundation Local Community Coalition for Pierce County 11/01/17 $10,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
GreatNonprofits Census 2020 Operating and Programming 02/01/20 $50,000.00 SIE 2: Civic Engagement
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. General Operating Support 02/01/19 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Holy Names Academy General Operating Support 10/06/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Holy Names Academy General Operating Support 08/21/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Holy Names Academy General Operating Support 09/14/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Housing Development Consortium General Operating Support 06/29/20 $1,000.00 Regional Homelessness
Houston Independent School District Foundation General Operating Support 10/27/17 $11,800.00 Community Giving
Impact Online Inc. General Operating Support (Volunteer Match) 11/30/18 $500,000.00 IDPI 2: Donor Support Ecosystem
Independent Sector 2019 General Operating Support and Annual Membership 08/09/19 $12,500.00 Community Giving
Independent Sector 2017 General Operating Support and Annual Membership 09/22/17 $9,000.00 Community Giving
Independent Sector 2018 General Operating Support and Annual Membership 08/24/18 $12,500.00 Community Giving
Institute For America's Future Inc. General Operating Support 09/20/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Institute For America's Future Inc. Promoting Academic Success and Belonging for All Students: Multi-Modal School District Approach 02/20/18 $234,618.00 Education
Institute for Community Research Inc. Introduce System Dynamics Modeling to Key YH Stakeholders in WA State 11/10/17 $6,200.00 Youth Homelessness
Intermountain Healthcare Foundation, Inc General Operating Support (Primary Children's Hospital) 02/21/20 $5,000.00 Community Giving
InvestED Covid-19 Student Fund 04/03/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Kenmore Elementary Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Capacity Building 12/18/18 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Kennesaw State University Research and Service Foundation Center for Sustainable Journalism's "Where Homelessness and Youth Intersect: Building Awareness, Changing Perceptions" 09/24/18 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
King County Department of Community and Human Services King County All Home’s “Campaign to End Youth Homelessness Now” 11/30/18 $500,000.00 Youth Homelessness
King County Department of Community and Human Services Built for Zero Conference - King County Department of Community and Human Services "All Home" Staff Participation 12/18/19 $500.00 Youth Homelessness
King County Department of Community and Human Services General Operating Support (All Home) 08/02/19 $750.00 Youth Homelessness
King County Department of Community and Human Services Employment and Education Resources "Latinx Youth Reengagement Project" 11/26/18 $50,000.00 Special Initiatives
King County Department of Community and Human Services Built for Zero Conference - King County Department of Community and Human Services "All Home" Staff Participation 08/03/18 $2,235.00 Youth Homelessness
King County Prosecuting Attorney King County Juvenile Court Strategic Planning Retreat 11/03/17 $5,500.00 Youth Homelessness
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio General Operating Support 12/01/17 $2,500.00 Community Giving
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio General Operating Support 07/12/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio General Operating Support 12/14/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving