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
United States Ski Team Foundation General Operating Support 01/28/22 $10,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Boys and Girls Club of America (New York) General Operating Support 01/31/22 $15,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
NW Children's Foundation 2022 Community Annual Forum - Buffering Intergenerational Trauma: Child Well-Being and Community-Based Resilience 01/31/22 $5,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Grantmakers For Effective Organizations Annual Membership (2022) 02/10/22 $7,390.00 Community Giving
Philanthropy Northwest Annual Membership (2022) 02/10/22 $19,405.00 Community Giving
JustFund US Donor Engagement Experimentation 02/14/22 $200,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Children & Youth Justice Center Youth Homeless Advocacy Coordination 02/16/22 $36,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Ashland Greenwood Public Schools Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award 02/17/22 $3,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Legal Counsel for Youth and Children Youth Homeless Advocacy Coordination 02/17/22 $50,000.00 Youth Homelessness
TeamChild Youth Homeless Advocacy Coordination 02/17/22 $40,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy Annual Membership (2022) 02/17/22 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy Power in Solidarity Gathering (2022) 02/17/22 $15,000.00 Community Giving
TeamChild General Operating Support 03/10/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Ryther Education of Stakeholders and Policymakers 03/16/22 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
SisterSong, Inc General Operating Support 03/21/22 $5,000.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy General Operating Support 03/22/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
PolicyLink General Operating Support 03/22/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
University of Southern California General Operating Support 03/22/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Liberty Hill Foundation General Operating Support 03/30/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Panorama Global General Operating Support 03/30/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
PICO California General Operating Support 03/30/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
InnerCity Struggle General Operating Support 03/30/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Community Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment General Operating Support 03/30/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Power California General Operating Support 03/30/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Promise54 General Operating Support 04/04/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
SchoolHouse Connection Education Leads Home: Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness in the Pandemic Recovery and Beyond 04/04/22 $500,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Grantmakers For Education Annual Membership (2022) 04/05/22 $3,700.00 Education
Race Forward General Operating Support 04/05/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Donors of Color Network Inc. Tamaya Retreat (2022) 04/05/22 $15,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Turning Pointe Survivor Advocacy Center General Operating Support 04/08/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
New Venture Fund Responsive Communications Support for System Leaders 04/13/22 $150,000.00 Conditions of Racial Equity Cross Cut
The Seattle Foundation Grantmakers for Thriving Youth, Education Forward Fund 04/21/22 $200,000.00 Education
Building Changes Partnership for Zero 04/26/22 $50,000.00 Youth Homelessness
The Seattle Foundation 2022 Belonging Gathering with Civic Commons 04/28/22 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Outdoors For All Foundation General Operating Support 05/03/22 $1,042.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
National Public Education Support Fund Education Funders Strategy Group Membership (2022) 05/04/22 $25,000.00 Education
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy General Operating Support 05/06/22 $450,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
North Star Fund Inc. Giving Project Network - General Operating Support 05/06/22 $300,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Social Justice Fund Northwest General Operating Support 05/06/22 $300,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
609 Chief Seattle Council Mariners Scout Luncheon (2022) 05/10/22 $10,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
NewSchools Fund NewSchools Summit Sponsorship (2022) 05/10/22 $10,000.00 Education
OneAmerica 2022 Movement Family Reunion 05/18/22 $5,000.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University 2022 First Principles Forum 05/20/22 $10,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Learning Policy Institute General Operating Support 05/23/22 $900,000.00 Education
National Center for Youth Law General Operating Support 05/24/22 $750,000.00 Education
The Loveland Foundation General Operating Support 06/01/22 $2,500.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
Africatown Community Land Trust General Operating Support 06/01/22 $2,500.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
Ryther General Operating Support 06/01/22 $500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Children’s Defense Fund General Operating Support 06/01/22 $50,000.00 Executive Director Discretionary
Education Trust Inc. Alliance for Resource Equity Core Operating Support 06/07/22 $900,000.00 Education