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
Neighborhood Funders Group Philanthropy Forward 11/20/20 $15,000.00 Community Giving
Washington Womens Foundation Annual Membership (2019) 05/24/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Social Venture Partners (Seattle) Annual Membership (2021) 07/22/21 $18,000.00 Community Giving
University Of Washington Foundation Accelerating Social Transformation Program 05/17/19 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Treehouse Foster Care to Prison Pipeline Support 05/05/21 $1,049.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group General Operating Support 11/20/20 $20,000.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Stanford Buck/Cardinal Club 09/11/19 $10,000.00 Community Giving
National Center for Family Philanthropy Annual Membership (2021) 07/07/21 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Obliteride 06/01/21 $500.00 Community Giving
Association of Black Foundation Executives Inc. Annual Membership (2019) 02/01/19 $2,500.00 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
Association of Black Foundation Executives Inc. Annual Membership (2020) 11/20/20 $2,500.00 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
Evans Scholars Foundation Evans Scholars Foundation Match Play Challenge 02/28/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Seattle Girls School General Operating Support 11/18/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Philanthropy Northwest Catalyst Campaign 04/05/19 $100,000.00 Community Giving
Institute For America's Future Inc. General Operating Support 09/20/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Northwest Harvest COVID-19 Hunger Relief Fund 05/01/20 $5,000.00 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
College Success Foundation General Operating Support 09/20/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
University Child Development School General Operating Support 08/19/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Seattle Girls School Rise Up Campaign 08/13/20 $100,000.00 Community Giving
University Of Washington Foundation Accelerating Social Transformation Program 07/10/20 $7,000.00 Community Giving
Municipal League Foundation General Operating Support (Event) 05/09/19 $500.00 Community Giving
Recovery Cafe General Operating Support 09/20/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Partners Asia General Operating Support 08/25/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Partners Asia Solu Khumbu Poly Technical Academy/COVID-19 Relief Fund 08/21/20 $5,200.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group Annual Membership (2019) 12/18/19 $15,000.00 Community Giving
TeamChild General Operating Support (Event) 05/07/19 $500.00 Community Giving
Bishop Blanchet High School General Operating Support 11/10/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
YWCA Of Seattle-King County-Snohomish C General Operating Support (Event) 05/24/19 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Soulumination General Operating Support 07/19/21 $500.00 Community Giving
Richard Glover All Access to Life Foundation Inc. General Operating Support 12/20/19 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Washington State University Foundation WSU School of Hospitality Business Management General Fund 03/11/21 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Ashland Greenwood Public Schools Foundation General Operating Support 11/10/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Ashland Greenwood Public Schools Foundation General Operating Support 08/21/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
The Aspen Institute, Inc. 2019 Aspen Ideas Festival Scholarship Fund 03/22/19 $20,000.00 Community Giving
University Of Nebraska Foundation General Operating Support 12/20/19 $5,000.00 Community Giving
OneAmerica General Operating Support 03/11/21 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Truechild, Inc. General Operating Support 07/12/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Stanford Buck/Cardinal Club 10/23/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
University Child Development School General Operating Support 08/21/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
North Star Fund Inc. Giving Project Network General Operating Support 06/02/21 $500.00 Community Giving
Duke University - Sanford School of Public Policy Sanford School of Public Policy Core Operations 03/22/19 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Casa Latina General Operating Support 03/11/21 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Obliteride 06/30/20 $500.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Graduate School of Education's Dean Fund 10/23/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Bishop Blanchet High School General Operating Support 08/21/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
NPR Foundation General Operating Support 12/02/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group Executive Transition 12/18/19 $25,000.00 Community Giving