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
Promise54 General Operating Support 07/11/19 $150,000.00 Special Initiatives
Computer History Museum General Operating Support 07/12/19 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Partners Asia General Operating Support 07/12/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Farestart General Operating Support 07/12/19 $1,000.00 Community Giving
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio General Operating Support 07/12/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
NPR Foundation General Operating Support 07/12/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Cascade Public Media KCTS 9 General Operating Support 07/12/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Teammates Mentoring Program General Operating Support 07/12/19 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Truechild, Inc. General Operating Support 07/12/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
United Negro College Fund Inc General Operating Support 07/12/19 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Social Venture Partners Annual Membership 07/12/19 $6,000.00 Community Giving
National Conference of State Legislatures Engaging and Educating Legislatures in the Fight to End Youth Homelessness 07/12/19 $5,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Treehouse General Operating Support 07/12/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Legal Counsel for Youth and Children General Operating Support 07/26/19 $500.00 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
YMCA of Greater Seattle Y Social Impact Center (formerly Accelerator YMCA) General Operating Support 08/02/19 $500.00 Youth Homelessness
University Of Washington Foundation General Operating Support (The Study & Advancement of Justice Effectiveness (SAJE) Center’ ) 08/02/19 $500.00 Youth Homelessness
Philanthropy Northwest CHANGE Philanthropy UNITY Summit Sponsorship (2019) 08/02/19 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Mockingbird Society General Operating Support 08/02/19 $750.00 Youth Homelessness
Philanos (formerly Catalist Women) General Operating Support 08/05/19 $100,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Chapin Hall Center for Children General Operating Support 08/09/19 $1,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Independent Sector Annual Membership (2019) 08/09/19 $12,500.00 Community Giving
Building Changes General Operating Support (Schoolhouse Washington) 08/09/19 $500.00 Youth Homelessness
U-Power General Operating Support 08/09/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Obliteride 08/09/19 $500.00 Community Giving
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Obliteride 08/09/19 $500.00 Community Giving
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Obliteride 08/09/19 $500.00 Community Giving
Youth Collaboratory, Inc. Activating Uptake and Coordinated Entry Learning Collaborative (CELC) Continuation 08/15/19 $35,000.00 Youth Homelessness
University Child Development School General Operating Support 08/21/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Holy Names Academy General Operating Support 08/21/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
The Seattle Academy Of Arts And Sciences General Operating Support 08/21/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Ashland Greenwood Public Schools Foundation General Operating Support 08/21/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Bishop Blanchet High School General Operating Support 08/21/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Seattle Girls School General Operating Support 08/21/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University President's Fund at Stanford Fund for Undergraduate Education 09/11/19 $25,000.00 Community Giving
University Of Nebraska Foundation General Operating Support 09/11/19 $10,000.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Graduate School of Education's Dean Fund 09/11/19 $10,000.00 Community Giving
University Of Nebraska Foundation Women Investing in Nebraska (WIN) Annual Membership (2019) 09/11/19 $2,400.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Stanford Buck/Cardinal Club 09/11/19 $10,000.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University General Operating Support (Department of Anthropology) 09/20/19 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Recovery Cafe General Operating Support 09/20/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Equity in Education Coalition "Decolonizing Education Through Anti-Racism & Equity" Conference Sponsorship 09/20/19 $15,000.00 Special Initiatives
Soulumination General Operating Support 09/20/19 $500.00 Community Giving
Institute For America's Future Inc. General Operating Support 09/20/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
National Public Education Support Fund Educators Funders Strategy Group Membership (2019) 09/20/19 $25,000.00 Education
College Success Foundation General Operating Support 09/20/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Campion Foundation Regional Homelessness Action Plan Communications 09/23/19 $80,000.00 Regional Homelessness
The Seattle Foundation The Seattle Times Solutions Oriented Journalism Project on Homelessness 09/24/19 $51,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Washington State Bar Foundation General Operating Support 09/26/19 $1,000.00 Community Giving