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
Tides Center BELE Network: Project for Education Research that Scales’ Design, Implementation and Management (Next Gen 2020-2023) 11/30/20 $1,461,930.00 Education
Tiger Woods Foundation, Inc. General Operating Support 02/21/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Transcend, Inc. BELE Network: General Operating Support 08/18/20 $140,000.00 Education
Treehouse Project Education Impact Implementation 11/22/19 $61,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Treehouse General Operating Support 10/13/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Treehouse Project Education Impact Implementation 06/29/20 $20,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Treehouse Foster Care to Prison Pipeline Support 05/05/21 $1,049.00 Community Giving
Treehouse Ending Foster Care to Prison Pipeline 08/03/22 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Treehouse General Operating Support 11/18/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
True Colors United Expansion of the National Youth Forum on Homelessness (RENEWAL) 08/10/22 $100,000.00 Youth Homelessness
True Colors United National Prevention Initiative Advancement 11/23/21 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
True Colors United Expansion of the National Youth Forum on Homelessness 07/01/20 $100,000.00 Youth Homelessness
True Colors United Expansion of the National Youth Forum on Homelessness 07/16/21 $100,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Turnaround for Children, Inc. General Operating Support (BELE Network) 03/27/20 $3,000.00 Education
Turnaround for Children, Inc. BELE Network: General Operating Support 06/12/20 $500,000.00 Education
Turning Pointe Survivor Advocacy Center General Operating Support 04/08/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
U-Power General Operating Support 11/18/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
U-Power General Operating Support 11/03/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Umoja Student Development Corporation General Operating Support (BELE Network) 03/27/20 $3,000.00 Education
Umoja Student Development Corporation General Operating Support (BELE Network) 10/21/19 $3,000.00 Education
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation General Operating Support 12/03/21 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
United Negro College Fund Inc. (Seattle Chapter) General Operating Support 11/18/20 $1,000.00 Community Giving
United Philanthropy Forum General Operating Support 03/27/20 $150,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
United States Ski Team Foundation General Operating Support 11/10/20 $12,500.00 Community Giving
United States Ski Team Foundation General Operating Support 01/28/22 $10,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
United Way Of King County Home Base Young Adult Project 12/16/19 $200,000.00 Youth Homelessness
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
United Way Of King County General Operating Support (Event) 11/08/19 $1,500.00 Community Giving
University Child Development School General Operating Support 11/18/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
University Child Development School General Operating Support 08/19/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration Network for College Success General Operating Support (BELE Network) 03/27/20 $1,500.00 Education
University Of Nebraska Foundation General Operating Support 11/18/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
University Of Nebraska Foundation Women Investing in Nebraska (WIN) Annual Membership (2020) 11/18/20 $2,400.00 Community Giving
University Of Nebraska Foundation General Operating Support 11/05/21 $10,000.00 Community Giving
University Of Nebraska Foundation Women Investing in Nebraska (WIN) Annual Membership (2021) 11/05/21 $2,400.00 Community Giving
University Of Nebraska Foundation General Operating Support 12/20/19 $5,000.00 Community Giving
University of Southern California General Operating Support 03/22/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
University of Toledo Student Experience Project (SEP) Learning Partners Facilitation & Planning 10/29/21 $20,000.00 Education
University Of Washington Foundation Brotman Baty Institute Core Operating Support 07/14/22 $50,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
University Of Washington Foundation Accelerating Social Transformation Program 07/10/20 $7,000.00 Community Giving
University Of Washington Foundation General Operating Support 06/05/20 $10,000.00 Education
Urban Impact Foundation (Pittsburg) General Operating Support 03/23/21 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle Seattle Equity Summit 2.0 07/10/20 $25,000.00 Special Initiatives
Washington Low Income Housing Alliance Targeted Universalism Training 11/20/20 $8,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Washington Low Income Housing Alliance Digital Ads - Rental Assistance and Eviction Protection 08/26/21 $7,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Washington Low Income Housing Alliance General Operating Support 06/29/20 $1,000.00 Regional Homelessness
Washington State Administration Office of the Courts Washington State Racial Justice Initiative (Racial Justice Consortium) 02/17/21 $30,000.00 Special Initiatives
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