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
New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty Inc. General Operating Support 10/11/19 $1,050.00 Education
Learning Policy Institute General Operating Support 09/26/19 $1,050.00 Education
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities General Operating Support 10/11/19 $1,050.00 Education
National Center for Youth Law General Operating Support 09/26/19 $1,200.00 Education
Commonwealth Institute For Fiscal Analysis General Operating Support 10/11/19 $1,200.00 Education
National Domestic Workers Alliance General Operating Support 03/31/21 $1,500.00 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
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc. General Operating Support 01/04/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Equal Opportunity Schools General Operating Support (BELE Network) 03/27/20 $1,500.00 Education
Legal Counsel for Youth and Children General Operating Support 05/20/21 $1,500.00 Community Giving
United Way Of King County General Operating Support (Event) 11/08/19 $1,500.00 Community Giving
OneAmerica General Operating Support 07/10/20 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Public Advocates Inc. General Operating Support 01/06/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Learning Policy Institute General Operating Support 12/20/21 $1,500.00 Community Giving
New Venture Fund Communities for Just Schools Fund General Operating Support 09/14/20 $1,500.00 Community Giving
University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration Network for College Success General Operating Support (BELE Network) 03/27/20 $1,500.00 Education
Inland Congregations United for Change Sponsoring Committee Inc General Operating Support 12/21/21 $1,500.00 Community Giving
El Education, Inc. General Operating Support (BELE Network) 10/21/19 $2,000.00 Education
BARR Center General Operating Support (BELE Network) 04/03/20 $2,000.00 Education
YouthCare 35th Annual Virtual Luncheon 10/09/20 $2,000.00 Community Giving
Montana History Foundation American Doorstop Project -- “An Artist’s Vision – Gene Roncka: Commemorative Signature Album 2020” 01/24/20 $2,000.00 Community Giving
New Venture Fund General Operating Support 07/07/22 $2,100.00 Community Giving
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy Annual Membership (2021) 04/26/21 $2,200.00 Community Giving
Education Law Center Inc. General Operating Support 09/26/19 $2,400.00 Education
University Of Nebraska Foundation Women Investing in Nebraska (WIN) Annual Membership (2020) 11/18/20 $2,400.00 Community Giving
University Of Nebraska Foundation Women Investing in Nebraska (WIN) Annual Membership (2019) 09/11/19 $2,400.00 Community Giving
University Of Nebraska Foundation Women Investing in Nebraska (WIN) Annual Membership (2021) 11/05/21 $2,400.00 Community Giving
University Child Development School General Operating Support 08/21/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Center for Community Change General Operating Support 07/27/22 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Seattle Girls School General Operating Support 08/24/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
The Seattle Academy Of Arts And Sciences General Operating Support 11/18/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Colorado State University Reinvention Collaborative General Operating Support 11/20/20 $2,500.00 Education
Bishop Blanchet High School General Operating Support 08/21/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio General Operating Support 10/13/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
The Loveland Foundation General Operating Support 06/01/22 $2,500.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
University Child Development School General Operating Support 11/18/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
The Seattle Academy Of Arts And Sciences General Operating Support 08/21/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Association of Black Foundation Executives Inc. Annual Membership (2020) 11/20/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Partners Asia General Operating Support 08/25/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Seattle Girls School General Operating Support 11/18/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Social Good Fund General Operating Support 06/23/22 $2,500.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
Institute For America's Future Inc. General Operating Support 09/20/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
The Seattle Academy Of Arts And Sciences General Operating Support 08/24/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Cascade Public Media KCTS 9 General Operating Support 11/10/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
YMCA of Greater Seattle Y Social Impact Center's Virtual Benefit Dinner Sponsorship 03/05/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy Annual Membership (2022) 02/17/22 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Seattle Girls School General Operating Support 08/21/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Treehouse General Operating Support 10/13/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Bone Creek Art Museum Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art Restoration Campaign 01/11/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Washington Womens Foundation Annual Membership (2020) 06/05/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving