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
Mockingbird Society General Operating Support 05/01/20 $125.00 Youth Homelessness
College Success Foundation General Operating Support (Event) 10/17/18 $250.00 Community Giving
Washington State Department of Commerce Office of Homeless Youth Covid-19 Focus Group Youth Stipends 05/01/20 $250.00 Youth Homelessness
Legal Counsel for Youth and Children General Operating Support 07/26/19 $500.00 Youth Homelessness
Soulumination General Operating Support 09/20/19 $500.00 Community Giving
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Obliteride 08/09/19 $500.00 Community Giving
Bellwether Education Partners, Inc. CASEL's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Field Facilitation and Assessment 10/08/18 $500.00 Education
Louisa Boren STEM K-8 PTA General Operating Support 03/15/21 $500.00 Community Giving
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Obliteride 06/01/21 $500.00 Community Giving
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Obliteride 08/09/19 $500.00 Community Giving
YMCA of Greater Seattle Y Social Impact Center (formerly Accelerator YMCA) General Operating Support 08/02/19 $500.00 Youth Homelessness
Rain City Rock Camp for Girls General Operating Support 03/15/21 $500.00 Community Giving
North Star Fund Inc. Giving Project Network General Operating Support 06/02/21 $500.00 Community Giving
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Obliteride 08/09/19 $500.00 Community Giving
University Of Washington Foundation General Operating Support (The Study & Advancement of Justice Effectiveness (SAJE) Center’ ) 08/02/19 $500.00 Youth Homelessness
Soulumination General Operating Support 07/19/21 $500.00 Community Giving
Building Changes General Operating Support (Schoolhouse Washington) 08/09/19 $500.00 Youth Homelessness
Soulumination General Operating Support 10/19/18 $500.00 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
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Obliteride 06/30/20 $500.00 Community Giving
Soulumination General Operating Support 11/18/20 $500.00 Community Giving
Children and Youth Justice Center General Operating Support (Event) 03/06/19 $500.00 Community Giving
Municipal League Foundation General Operating Support (Event) 05/09/19 $500.00 Community Giving
TeamChild General Operating Support (Event) 05/07/19 $500.00 Community Giving
Mockingbird Society General Operating Support 08/02/19 $750.00 Youth Homelessness
Washington State Department of Commerce General Operating Support (Office of Homeless Youth) 08/02/19 $750.00 Youth Homelessness
King County Department of Community and Human Services General Operating Support (All Home) 08/02/19 $750.00 Youth Homelessness
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Stanford Project for Education Research that Scales Core Operations 11/30/18 $750.00 Education
The University of Chicago Consortium on School Research Core Operations 11/30/18 $750.00 Education
National Equity Project General Operating Support 11/30/18 $750.00 Education
Northwest Immigrants Rights Project General Operating Support 05/05/21 $786.75 Community Giving
Donorschoose.Org How to Be an Anti-Racist Classroom Books (Mrs. Watje Room, Mt. Tahoma High School) 09/28/20 $959.50 Community Giving
United Negro College Fund Inc. (Seattle Chapter) General Operating Support 11/18/20 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Chief Seattle Club Chief Seattle Club 50 Years Annual Event 09/14/20 $1,000.00 Community Giving
United Negro College Fund Inc General Operating Support 12/14/18 $1,000.00 Community Giving
OneAmerica General Operating Support 03/11/21 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Chapin Hall Center for Children General Operating Support 08/09/19 $1,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Midlands Mentoring Partnership General Operating Support (Event) 02/01/19 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Farestart General Operating Support 08/27/21 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Pushing Boundaries General Operating Support 11/02/18 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. General Operating Support 02/01/19 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Casa Latina General Operating Support 03/11/21 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Washington Low Income Housing Alliance General Operating Support 06/29/20 $1,000.00 Regional Homelessness
Farestart General Operating Support 12/14/18 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Washington Association for Infant Mental Health General Operating Support 10/31/18 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Bellwether Education Partners, Inc. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Field Facilitation and Assessment 04/26/19 $1,000.00 Education
Teach for America (Washington Region) General Operating Support 03/11/21 $1,000.00 Community Giving
United Negro College Fund Inc General Operating Support 07/12/19 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Housing Development Consortium General Operating Support 06/29/20 $1,000.00 Regional Homelessness
WestSide Baby General Operating Support 03/11/21 $1,000.00 Community Giving