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
SchoolHouse Connection National Prevention Initiative Advancement 11/23/21 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
True Colors United National Prevention Initiative Advancement 11/23/21 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
National Homelessness Law Center National Prevention Initiative Advancement 11/23/21 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Youth Collaboratory, Inc. National Prevention Initiative Advancement 11/23/21 $30,000.00 Youth Homelessness
National Network for Youth Inc. National Prevention Initiative Advancement 11/23/21 $30,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc National Racial Equity Working Group 12/03/20 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Youth Collaboratory, Inc. National Youth Homelessness Prevention Advocacy 12/09/20 $50,000.00 Youth Homelessness
NewSchools Fund NewSchools Summit Sponsorship (2022) 05/10/22 $10,000.00 Education
Movement Strategy Center Next Generation Fund General Operating Support 10/01/20 $100,000.00 Special Initiatives
Chapin Hall Center for Children No More Missed Opportunities: The Youth Homelessness Prevention Initiative 12/16/19 $450,000.00 Youth Homelessness
New York University NYU Metro Center General Operating Support 10/25/21 $50,000.00 Education
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Obliteride 06/30/20 $500.00 Community Giving
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Obliteride 06/01/21 $500.00 Community Giving
Washington State Department of Commerce Office of Homeless Youth "Youth Lead Expansion Project" 12/16/20 $5,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Washington State Department of Commerce Office of Homeless Youth "Youth Lead Expansion Project" 08/11/21 $30,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Washington State Department of Commerce Office of Homeless Youth "Youth Lead Expansion Project" (RENEWAL) 08/23/22 $35,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Washington State Department of Commerce Office of Homeless Youth 6560 Rapid Response Team 12/01/21 $70,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Washington State Department of Commerce Office of Homeless Youth Covid-19 Focus Group Youth Stipends 05/01/20 $250.00 Youth Homelessness
Washington State Department of Commerce Office of Homeless Youth's "Youth Lead Expansion Project" 10/21/19 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
The Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Othering and Belonging Conference Sponsorship (2021) 10/04/21 $15,000.00 Community Giving
School Board Partners Our Collective Power: A National Summit on Courageous School Board Leadership 11/18/20 $15,000.00 Education
Johns Hopkins University P3 Research Lab General Operating Support 12/20/21 $25,000.00 Special Initiatives
Evans Scholars Foundation Par Club 10/13/21 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Building Changes Partnership for Zero 04/26/22 $50,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Social Venture Partners International Peer-Influencer Action Project 08/07/20 $15,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Alliance For Education Philanthropic Partners for Public Education (PPPE) Fund VIII (Year 1-3) 07/01/20 $450,000.00 Special Initiatives
Thousand Currents Philanthropic Partnerships Donor Education & Organizing 12/01/21 $125,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Philanthropy Northwest Philanthropist Forum Collaborative Work 10/25/19 $5,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Children & Youth Justice Center Philanthropy for Child Well Being (fka Philanthropist Forum) 09/02/22 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Neighborhood Funders Group Philanthropy Forward 12/18/19 $25,000.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group Philanthropy Forward 11/20/20 $15,000.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group Philanthropy Forward 10/21/21 $15,000.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group Philanthropy Forward 09/28/22 $15,000.00 Community Giving
Global Impact Philanthropy Together "Social Justice Giving Circles" 09/10/21 $125,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc Philanthropy's Role on Homelessness Prevention focused on Youth & Young Adults 10/29/20 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy Power in Solidarity Gathering (2022) 02/17/22 $15,000.00 Community Giving
Hispanics in Philanthropy PowerUp Fund Core Operating Support 06/01/20 $200,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University President's Fund at Stanford Fund for Undergraduate Education 10/23/20 $25,000.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University President's Fund at Stanford Fund for Undergraduate Education 11/03/21 $25,000.00 Community Giving
Kennesaw State University Foundation (KSUF) Preventing Youth Homelessness and Housing Insecurity 03/26/21 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Building Changes Prevention and End of Homelessness in King County ($600K) & General Operating Support ($775K) 02/10/21 $1,375,000.00 Regional Homelessness
Point Source Youth Inc. Prevention Interventions & National Discussions on Preventing Tracks on Ending and Preventing Youth Homelessness 05/12/21 $70,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Innovations Human Trafficking Collaborative Prevention of Youth Homelessness 10/23/20 $37,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Communities of Color Coalition Prevention of Youth Homelessness 10/23/20 $37,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Intermountain Healthcare Foundation, Inc Primary Children's Hospital General Operating Support 02/21/20 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Treehouse Project Education Impact Implementation 11/22/19 $61,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Treehouse Project Education Impact Implementation 06/29/20 $20,000.00 Youth Homelessness
New Venture Fund Public Interest Technology University Network Challenge Fund (PIT-UN) 11/01/19 $590,000.00 Special Initiatives
United Way Of King County Racial Equity Coalition (REC) and Love and Liberation Project General Support Funds 09/15/20 $50,000.00 Special Initiatives
NewSchools Fund Racial Equity Funder Community of Practice 02/17/21 $30,000.00 Education