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
The Agape House Inc General Operating Support (via Young Adult Grant Advisory Committee) 08/27/21 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Graduate School of Education's Dean Fund 10/23/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Fellow - Barbara Rockey 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 07/29/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Tiger Woods Foundation, Inc. General Operating Support 02/21/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
National Center for Family Philanthropy Annual Membership (2021) 07/07/21 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Fellow - Drisana Malaambo 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 07/11/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
National Center for Family Philanthropy Annual Membership (2019 and 2020) 06/29/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Fellow - Michael Jones 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 06/30/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Evans Scholars Foundation Evans Scholars Foundation Match Play Challenge 02/28/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Social Venture Partners International Re-imagine Initiative 08/07/20 $10,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
NewSchools Fund NewSchools Summit Sponsorship (2022) 05/10/22 $10,000.00 Education
TeamChild General Operating Support 03/10/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
National Center for Family Philanthropy Annual Membership (2022) 09/28/22 $10,000.00 Community Giving
University Of Nebraska Foundation General Operating Support 11/05/21 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Seattle Indian Health Board Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Project 08/07/20 $10,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Grantmakers For Education 2020 Annual Conference Sponsorship 11/18/20 $10,000.00 Education
InvestED Covid-19 Student Fund 04/03/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Evans Scholars Foundation General Operating Support 10/02/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc Annual Membership (2023) 07/19/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc Annual Membership (2021) 05/21/20 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Fellow - Johawna Whitlock 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 07/16/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Fellow - Courtney Jackson 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 06/30/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Fellow - Dimitri Groce 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 06/29/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
United States Ski Team Foundation General Operating Support 01/28/22 $10,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Evans Scholars Foundation Par Club 10/13/21 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Fellow - Kenneth Sinclair 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 06/30/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy Change Philanthropy UNITY Summit Sponsorship (2021) 03/02/21 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Fellow - Samuel Martin 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 08/01/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Seattle Theatre Group 20th Annual More Music Virtual Celebration 03/15/21 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc Annual Membership (2022) 07/27/21 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Northwest African American Museum Inc NAAM's Annual Unity Event (2022) 09/29/22 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Fellow - Isaac Sanders 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 06/30/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Education Leaders of Color, Inc. General Operating Support 12/21/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Northwest Vipassana Association General Operating Support 12/08/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Independent Sector Annual Membership (2022) 09/19/22 $12,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Boys and Girls Club of America (New York) General Operating Support 11/18/20 $12,500.00 Community Giving
United States Ski Team Foundation General Operating Support 11/10/20 $12,500.00 Community Giving
Independent Sector Annual Membership (2021) 07/29/21 $12,500.00 Community Giving
Independent Sector Annual Membership (2020) 10/23/20 $12,500.00 Community Giving
Building Changes General Operating Support 09/09/22 $12,500.00 Youth Homelessness
TeamChild General Operating Support 05/21/20 $14,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Mockingbird Society General Operating Support 05/29/20 $14,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Boys and Girls Club of America (New York) General Operating Support 01/31/22 $15,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Northwest Hospitality General Operating Support (via Young Adult Grant Advisory Committee) 07/07/21 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy Power in Solidarity Gathering (2022) 02/17/22 $15,000.00 Community Giving
YMCA of Greater Seattle Y Social Impact Center Youth Engagement Team Evaluation 11/20/20 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
One Nation Essential Needs Foundation General Operating Support (via Young Adult Grant Advisory Committee) 07/07/21 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Children & Youth Justice Center Philanthropy for Child Well Being (fka Philanthropist Forum) 09/02/22 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Progress Pushers General Operating Support (via Young Adult Grant Advisory Committee) 07/20/21 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
National Network for Youth Inc. Youth Homelessness Prevention Efforts 11/18/20 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness