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 Program
SchoolHouse Connection National Prevention Initiative Advancement (ASPYHR) 11/03/22 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Evans Scholars Foundation Par Club 11/02/22 $10,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
National Homelessness Law Center National Prevention Initiative Advancement (ASPYHR) 10/31/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
National Network for Youth Inc. National Prevention Initiative Advancement (ASPYHR) 10/31/22 $30,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Community Solutions International, Inc Youth Homelessness Proof of Concept 10/28/22 $150,000.00 Youth Homelessness
The Seattle Foundation The Seattle Times Solutions Oriented Journalism Project on Homelessness 10/27/22 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
National Conference of State Legislatures NCSL Youth Homelessness Fellows Phase II​ 10/26/22 $200,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc General Operating Support 10/25/22 $75,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Mockingbird Society King County Youth Voice Project 10/24/22 $112,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Building Changes Youth & Young Adult Homelessness Landscape and Plan 10/21/22 $50,000.00 Regional Homelessness
Building Changes Building Changes Education Program 10/21/22 $775,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Treehouse Project Education Impact Implementation 10/20/22 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
National Homelessness Law Center State Index on Youth Homelessness (2022) 10/20/22 $27,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Global Impact (RENEWAL) Philanthropy Together "Social Justice Giving Circles" 10/20/22 $150,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Prospect Schools Inc. Brooklyn Prospect High School General Operating Support 10/18/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Seattle Girls School General Operating Support 10/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Proteus Fund Inc. Impact Driven Philanthropy Collaborative's IGNITE Event 10/14/22 $20,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Bishop Blanchet High School General Operating Support 10/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Ashland Greenwood Public Schools Foundation General Operating Support 10/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Cascade Public Media KCTS 9 General Operating Support 10/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
University Child Development School General Operating Support 10/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Holy Names Academy General Operating Support 10/06/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
United Negro College Fund Inc. (Seattle Chapter) General Operating Support 10/06/22 $1,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
The Seattle Academy Of Arts And Sciences General Operating Support 10/06/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Center for Children’s Advocacy Inc. General Operating Support 10/06/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
JustFund US General Operating Support 09/29/22 $300,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Panorama Global Collaborative Learning from Impact Philanthropy 09/29/22 $15,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Northwest African American Museum Inc NAAM's Annual Unity Event (2022) 09/29/22 $10,000.00 Community Giving
The Bridgespan Group Inc. Funds/Funder Collaboration Research 09/28/22 $50,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
The Seattle Foundation General Operating Support 09/28/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
National Center for Family Philanthropy Annual Membership (2022) 09/28/22 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group General Operating Support 09/28/22 $45,000.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group Philanthropy Forward 09/28/22 $15,000.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group Annual Membership (2022) 09/28/22 $15,000.00 Community Giving
Social Venture Partners (Seattle) Annual Membership (2022) 09/28/22 $18,000.00 Community Giving
Northstar Advocates General Operating Support 09/27/22 $35,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Good Information Foundation General Operating Support 09/21/22 $30,000.00 Conditions of Racial Equity Cross Cut
National Equity Project General Operating Support 09/19/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Independent Sector Annual Membership (2022) 09/19/22 $12,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
JustFund US General Operating Support 09/13/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Third Sector New England Inc. A Way Home Washington General Operating Support 09/12/22 $12,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Building Changes General Operating Support 09/09/22 $12,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Georgetown University General Operating Support (Edunomic’s Lab) (5/2022 - 5/2025) 09/08/22 $300,000.00 Education
Children & Youth Justice Center Philanthropy for Child Well Being (fka Philanthropist Forum) 09/02/22 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Camelback Ventures Inc. General Operating Support 09/01/22 $200,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Rainier Beach Community Empowerment Coalition General Operating Support 08/25/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Washington State Department of Commerce Office of Homeless Youth "Youth Lead Expansion Project" (RENEWAL) 08/23/22 $35,000.00 Youth Homelessness
True Colors United Expansion of the National Youth Forum on Homelessness (RENEWAL) 08/10/22 $100,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Proteus Fund Inc. Impact-Driven Philanthropy Collaborative Fund Core Operating Support 08/08/22 $125,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Treehouse Ending Foster Care to Prison Pipeline 08/03/22 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness