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 Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Effective Philanthropy Learning Initiative (EPLI) Core Operating Support 04/29/20 $700,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Equal Justice Works Equal Justice Works Fellowship 04/23/20 $130,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Mariners Care Day of Game Workers Fund 04/17/20 $100,000.00 Community Giving
Building Changes Washington State Student and Youth Homelessness COVID-19 Response Fund 04/13/20 $500,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Equity in Education Coalition General Operating Support 04/13/20 $20,000.00 Education
Grantmakers For Education 2020 Annual Membership 04/10/20 $3,700.00 Education
InvestED Covid-19 Student Fund 04/03/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Northwest Harvest General Operating Support 04/03/20 $6,400.00 Community Giving
Capitol Hill Housing Foundation Covid-19 Resilience Fund 04/03/20 $6,000.00 Community Giving
Farestart General Operating Support 04/03/20 $6,000.00 Community Giving
BARR Center General Operating Support (BELE Network) 04/03/20 $2,000.00 Education
Center for Community Service Fund Housing Connector 04/03/20 $6,000.00 Community Giving
Equal Opportunity Schools General Operating Support (BELE Network) 03/27/20 $1,500.00 Education
El Education, Inc. General Operating Support (BELE Network) 03/27/20 $3,000.00 Education
National Equity Project General Operating Support (BELE Network) 03/27/20 $3,000.00 Education
United Philanthropy Forum General Operating Support 03/27/20 $150,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Umoja Student Development Corporation General Operating Support (BELE Network) 03/27/20 $3,000.00 Education
University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration Network for College Success General Operating Support (BELE Network) 03/27/20 $1,500.00 Education
Turnaround for Children, Inc. General Operating Support (BELE Network) 03/27/20 $3,000.00 Education
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities General Operating Support 03/25/20 $600,000.00 Education
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy General Operating Support 03/25/20 $300,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
The Seattle Foundation Covid-19 Response Fund 03/20/20 $50,000.00 Special Initiatives
National Association of Counsel for Children 2020 National Child Welfare Law Conference 03/13/20 $5,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Evans Scholars Foundation Evans Scholars Foundation Match Play Challenge 02/28/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Intermountain Healthcare Foundation, Inc Primary Children's Hospital General Operating Support 02/21/20 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Grantmakers For Effective Organizations Annual Membership (2020) 02/21/20 $7,390.00 Community Giving
Tiger Woods Foundation, Inc. General Operating Support 02/21/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Carnegie Foundation For Advancement Teaching W Coast Office Education 2020 Summit on Improvement in Education 02/07/20 $15,000.00 Education
Point Source Youth Inc. 2020 4th Annual National Symposium on Solutions to End Youth Homelessness Prevention Track Sponsorship 02/07/20 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Boys and Girls Club of America (New York) General Operating Support 02/07/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Latino Community Fund of Washington State "Washington Census Alliance" Census 2020 Fund 02/04/20 $60,000.00 Special Initiatives
Philanthropy Northwest Washington Census Equity Fund 02/01/20 $40,000.00 Special Initiatives
New Venture Fund 2020 Census Project’s Census Equity Fund 02/01/20 $100,000.00 Special Initiatives
Florida Philanthropic Network Inc. Florida Counts Census 2020 Fund 02/01/20 $70,000.00 Special Initiatives
Fair Count Inc. Census 2020 Fund 02/01/20 $80,000.00 Special Initiatives
Albuquerque Community Foundation "New Mexico Counts 2020" Census 2020 Fund 02/01/20 $60,000.00 Special Initiatives
Communities Foundation of Texas Inc. Texas Counts Pooled Fund Census 2020 02/01/20 $70,000.00 Special Initiatives
One Arizona Census 2020 Fund 02/01/20 $70,000.00 Special Initiatives
GreatNonprofits Census 2020 Fund 02/01/20 $50,000.00 Special Initiatives
Montana History Foundation American Doorstop Project -- “An Artist’s Vision – Gene Roncka: Commemorative Signature Album 2020” 01/24/20 $2,000.00 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
North Carolina Justice Center “Our Kids Can't Wait” North Carolina Campaign for Fair School Funding 01/22/20 $97,000.00 Education
Education Trust Inc. Building Public Will for More Equitable Funding in Maryland 01/22/20 $75,000.00 Education
Washington State Health Care Authority - Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery Youth Homelessness Behavioral Health Staff Position 01/13/20 $119,000.00 YH 2: Student Homelessness
University Of Nebraska Foundation General Operating Support 12/20/19 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Richard Glover All Access to Life Foundation Inc. General Operating Support 12/20/19 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Columbia Legal Services State Youth Homelessness Advocacy Coordination 12/20/19 $7,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Neighborhood Funders Group Annual Membership (2019) 12/18/19 $15,000.00 Community Giving
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
Neighborhood Funders Group Philanthropy Forward 12/18/19 $25,000.00 Community Giving