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
Abundance of Hope Center General Operating Support (via Young Adult Grant Advisory Committee) 08/24/21 $5,000.00 YH 4 - Field Building & Advocacy
African Community Housing & Development General Operating Support (via Young Adult Grant Advisory Committee) 07/07/21 $20,000.00 YH 4 - Field Building & Advocacy
Albuquerque Community Foundation "New Mexico Counts 2020" Census 2020 Fund 02/01/20 $60,000.00 Special Initiatives
Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa General Operating Support 11/08/18 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Alliance For Education Alliance for Education/African American Male Achievement Program Seattle Public School Partnership 12/18/18 $14,500.00 Community Giving
Alliance For Education Philanthropic Partners for Public Education (PPPE) Fund VIII (Year 1) 07/01/20 $150,000.00 Special Initiatives
Alliance for Global Justice Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) Core Operating Support 08/21/20 $225,000.00 Special Initiatives
American Association of School Administrators Inc BELE - AASA Equipping Districts to Advance Educational Equity via ESSER Plans & Implementation 07/22/21 $50,000.00 Education 2 - K-12 School/System Redesign (BELE)
Americas Promise-The Alliance For Youth Communication’s Campaign to Advance Social, Emotional & Academic Development (SEAD) 05/01/19 $250,000.00 Education
Americas Promise-The Alliance For Youth The State of Young People National Summit Sponsorship 04/05/19 $25,000.00 Education
Ashland Greenwood Public Schools Foundation General Operating Support 08/26/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Ashland Greenwood Public Schools Foundation General Operating Support 08/21/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Ashland Greenwood Public Schools Foundation General Operating Support 11/10/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy Change Philanthropy UNITY Summit Sponsorship (2021) 03/02/21 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy Annual Membership (2021) 04/26/21 $2,200.00 Community Giving
Association of Black Foundation Executives Inc. Annual Membership (2019) 02/01/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Association of Black Foundation Executives Inc. Annual Membership (2020) 11/20/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Association of Black Foundation Executives Inc. General Operating Support 08/07/20 $25,000.00 Special Initiatives
BARR Center General Operating Support (BELE Network) 04/03/20 $2,000.00 Education
Bellwether Education Partners, Inc. CASEL's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Field Facilitation and Assessment 10/08/18 $500.00 Education
Bellwether Education Partners, Inc. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Field Facilitation and Assessment 04/26/19 $1,000.00 Education
Bishop Blanchet High School General Operating Support 08/21/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Bishop Blanchet High School General Operating Support 08/25/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Bishop Blanchet High School General Operating Support 11/10/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Borealis Philanthropy Racial Equity in Journalism Fund Core Operating Fund 12/15/20 $50,000.00 Special Initiatives
Boston University Center For Antiracist Research Assistant Director for Advocacy Position (2 years) 07/21/20 $170,000.00 Special Initiatives
Boys and Girls Club of America (Atlanta) General Operating Support 11/02/18 $40,000.00 Expanded Learning Opportunities
Boys and Girls Club of America (New York) General Operating Support 11/18/20 $12,500.00 Community Giving
Boys and Girls Club of America (New York) General Operating Support 12/14/18 $12,500.00 Community Giving
Boys and Girls Club of America (New York) General Operating Support 02/07/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Brandeis University Cascading Lives: Stories of Loss, Resilience, & Resistance 05/20/20 $25,000.00 Special Initiatives
Building Changes Prevention and End of Homelessness in King County ($600K) & General Operating Support ($775K) 02/10/21 $1,375,000.00 Regional Homelessness
Building Changes Lived Experience Coalition Strategic Plan Development 08/01/20 $125,000.00 Regional Homelessness
Building Changes General Operating Support (Schoolhouse Washington) 08/09/19 $500.00 Youth Homelessness
Building Changes Schoolhouse Washington (2021- 2022) 12/09/20 $712,000.00 YH 2: Student Homelessness
Building Changes Washington State Student and Youth Homelessness COVID-19 Response Fund 04/13/20 $500,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Building Changes Schoolhouse Washington (2019) 12/12/18 $400,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Building Changes Schoolhouse Washington (2020) 11/25/19 $428,000.00 Youth Homelessness
BVM (Black Voters Matter) Capacity Building Institute General Operating Support 09/10/20 $50,000.00 Special Initiatives
Camelback Ventures Inc. General Operating Support 07/13/20 $25,000.00 Special Initiatives
Camelback Ventures Inc. General Operating Support 08/02/21 $75,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Camelback Ventures Inc. General Operating Support 07/17/20 $25,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Campion Foundation Regional Homelessness Action Plan Communications 09/23/19 $80,000.00 Regional Homelessness
Candid IDPC Travel Stipend 2018 12/18/18 $1,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Capitol Hill Housing Foundation Covid-19 Resilience Fund 04/03/20 $6,000.00 Community Giving
Carnegie Foundation For Advancement Teaching W Coast Office Education 2020 Summit on Improvement in Education 02/07/20 $15,000.00 Education
Carnegie Foundation For Advancement Teaching W Coast Office Education 2019 Summit on Improvement in Education 10/19/18 $15,000.00 Education
Casa Latina General Operating Support 03/11/21 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Cascade Public Media KCTS 9 General Operating Support 07/12/19 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Cascade Public Media KCTS 9 General Operating Support 12/14/18 $2,500.00 Community Giving