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
Washington Womens Foundation Annual Membership (2020) 06/05/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
NPR Foundation General Operating Support 10/13/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
U-Power General Operating Support 11/18/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy Annual Membership (2022) 02/17/22 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Bishop Blanchet High School General Operating Support 11/10/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
NW Children's Foundation 2020 Community Annual Forum: Community Trauma and Child Well-Being: A Deeper Dive into the Future of Healing 01/24/20 $2,500.00 Special Initiatives
Recovery Cafe General Operating Support 07/19/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio General Operating Support 10/13/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
University Child Development School General Operating Support 11/18/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Ashland Greenwood Public Schools Foundation General Operating Support 11/10/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Bishop Blanchet High School General Operating Support 08/25/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Ashland Greenwood Public Schools Foundation General Operating Support 08/26/21 $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
Estelita's Library General Operating Support 01/26/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Cascade Public Media KCTS 9 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
College Success Foundation General Operating Support 10/21/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Social Good Fund General Operating Support 06/23/22 $2,500.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
NPR Foundation General Operating Support 12/02/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Holy Names Academy General Operating Support 08/26/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio General Operating Support 11/18/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Western States Center General Operating Support 07/27/22 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Africatown Community Land Trust General Operating Support 06/01/22 $2,500.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
Seattle Girls School 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
Third Sector New England Inc. A Way Home Washington Core Operations 05/11/21 $3,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Umoja Student Development Corporation General Operating Support (BELE Network) 03/27/20 $3,000.00 Education
Ashland Greenwood Public Schools Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award 02/17/22 $3,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Turnaround for Children, Inc. General Operating Support (BELE Network) 03/27/20 $3,000.00 Education
El Education, Inc. General Operating Support (BELE Network) 03/27/20 $3,000.00 Education
National Equity Project General Operating Support (BELE Network) 10/21/19 $3,000.00 Education
National Equity Project General Operating Support (BELE Network) 03/27/20 $3,000.00 Education
Equal Opportunity Schools General Operating Support (BELE Network) 10/21/19 $3,000.00 Education
Umoja Student Development Corporation General Operating Support (BELE Network) 10/21/19 $3,000.00 Education
Grantmakers For Education Annual Membership (2021) 03/05/21 $3,700.00 Education
Grantmakers For Education Annual Membership (2020) 04/10/20 $3,700.00 Education
Grantmakers For Education Annual Membership (2022) 04/05/22 $3,700.00 Education
The Get Schooled Foundation "We Belong in College Campaign" Student Respondent Incentives 12/03/20 $4,400.00 Education
OneAmerica 2021 20th Anniversary Celebration 10/04/21 $4,700.00 Community Giving
Abundance of Hope Center General Operating Support (via Young Adult Grant Advisory Committee) 08/24/21 $5,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Teammates Mentoring Program General Operating Support 11/03/21 $5,000.00 Community Giving
In Our Backyards, Inc. 2021 Annual Benefit 07/29/21 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Stability Network General Operating Support 08/21/20 $5,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Seattle JazzED Jazz Futures Fund 09/01/21 $5,000.00 Community Giving
NW Children's Foundation 2022 Community Annual Forum - Buffering Intergenerational Trauma: Child Well-Being and Community-Based Resilience 01/31/22 $5,000.00 Youth Homelessness
OneAmerica 2022 Movement Family Reunion 05/18/22 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Equal Justice Initiative General Operating Support 10/02/20 $5,000.00 Community Giving
University Of Nebraska Foundation General Operating Support 12/20/19 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Northwest Harvest COVID-19 Hunger Relief Fund 05/01/20 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Urban Impact Foundation (Pittsburg) General Operating Support 03/23/21 $5,000.00 Community Giving