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
OneAmerica 2021 20th Anniversary Celebration 10/04/21 $4,700.00 Community Giving
OneAmerica 2022 Movement Family Reunion 05/18/22 $5,000.00 Community Giving
One Nation Essential Needs Foundation General Operating Support (via Young Adult Grant Advisory Committee) 07/07/21 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
One Arizona Census 2020 Fund 02/01/20 $70,000.00 Special Initiatives
NW Children's Foundation 2021 Community Annual Forum: Racialized Trauma: Powerful Insights and Practical Tools for Healing 12/14/20 $2,500.00 Youth Homelessness
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
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
NPR Foundation General Operating Support 10/13/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
NPR Foundation General Operating Support 12/02/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
NPR Foundation General Operating Support 11/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Northwest Vipassana Association General Operating Support 12/08/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Northwest Ultimate Association General Operating Support 11/15/22 $2,000.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
Northwest Immigrants Rights Project General Operating Support 05/05/21 $786.75 Community Giving
Northwest Hospitality General Operating Support (via Young Adult Grant Advisory Committee) 07/07/21 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Northwest Harvest General Operating Support 04/03/20 $6,400.00 Community Giving
Northwest Harvest COVID-19 Hunger Relief Fund 05/01/20 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Northwest African American Museum Inc NAAM's Annual Unity Event (2022) 09/29/22 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Northwest African American Museum Inc General Operating Support 11/15/22 $2,500.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
Northstar Advocates General Operating Support 09/27/22 $35,000.00 Youth Homelessness
North Star Fund Inc. Giving Project Network General Operating Support 05/06/22 $300,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
North Star Fund Inc. Giving Project Network Operating Support 01/21/21 $75,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
North Star Fund Inc. Giving Project Network General Operating Support 06/02/21 $500.00 Community Giving
North Star Fund Inc. Giving Project Network General Operating Support 09/14/20 $2,500.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
North Carolina Justice Center “Our Kids Can't Wait” North Carolina Campaign for Fair School Funding 01/22/20 $97,000.00 Education
NewSchools Fund NewSchools Summit Sponsorship (2022) 05/10/22 $10,000.00 Education
NewSchools Fund Racial Equity Funder Community of Practice 02/17/21 $30,000.00 Education
New York University NYU Metro Center General Operating Support 10/25/21 $50,000.00 Education
New Venture Fund Mindset Scholars Network Strategic Planning 12/06/19 $50,000.00 Education
New Venture Fund General Operating Support 07/07/22 $2,100.00 Community Giving
New Venture Fund Student Experience Research Network (Formerly Mindset Scholars Network) General Operations 12/08/20 $1,200,000.00 Education
New Venture Fund Responsive Communications Support for System Leaders 04/13/22 $150,000.00 Conditions of Racial Equity Cross Cut
New Venture Fund Communities for Just Schools Fund General Operating Support 09/14/20 $1,500.00 Community Giving
New Venture Fund Student Action Network for Equity 07/07/22 $25,000.00 Education
New Venture Fund 2020 Census Project’s Census Equity Fund 02/01/20 $100,000.00 Special Initiatives
New Venture Fund Communities for Just Schools Fund General Operating Support 07/10/20 $250,000.00 Special Initiatives
New Venture Fund BELE Network: Communities for Just Schools General Operating Support (2021-2023) 09/17/21 $500,000.00 Education
New Profit Inc General Operating Support 11/25/22 $25,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
NEO Philanthropy AAPI Civic Engagement Fund 05/11/21 $75,000.00 Special Initiatives
Neighborhood Funders Group General Operating Support 10/21/21 $20,000.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group Amplify Fund Core Operations 12/15/20 $50,000.00 Special Initiatives
Neighborhood Funders Group Annual Membership (2021) 10/21/21 $15,000.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group Amplify Fund 10/21/21 $50,000.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group Philanthropy Forward 10/21/21 $15,000.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group General Operating Support 09/28/22 $45,000.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group Annual Membership (2020) 11/20/20 $15,000.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group Philanthropy Forward 09/28/22 $15,000.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group Philanthropy Forward 11/20/20 $15,000.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group General Operating Support 11/20/20 $20,000.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group Annual Membership (2022) 09/28/22 $15,000.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group Annual Membership (2019) 12/18/19 $15,000.00 Community Giving