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
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
National Public Education Support Fund Education Funders Strategy Group Membership (2022) 05/04/22 $25,000.00 Education
Outdoors For All Foundation General Operating Support 05/03/22 $1,042.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
The Seattle Foundation 2022 Belonging Gathering with Civic Commons 04/28/22 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Building Changes Partnership for Zero 04/26/22 $50,000.00 Youth Homelessness
The Seattle Foundation Grantmakers for Thriving Youth, Education Forward Fund 04/21/22 $200,000.00 Education
New Venture Fund Responsive Communications Support for System Leaders 04/13/22 $150,000.00 Conditions of Racial Equity Cross Cut
Turning Pointe Survivor Advocacy Center General Operating Support 04/08/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
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
Grantmakers For Education Annual Membership (2022) 04/05/22 $3,700.00 Education
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
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
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
SisterSong, Inc General Operating Support 03/21/22 $5,000.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
Ryther Education of Stakeholders and Policymakers 03/16/22 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
TeamChild General Operating Support 03/10/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Campaign for our Shared Future **N40 FUNDED** General Operating Support 03/01/22 $250,000.00 Conditions of Racial Equity Cross Cut
Stand Up For Equity **N40 FUNDED** General Operating Support 03/01/22 $200,000.00 Conditions of Racial Equity Cross Cut
Red Wine and Blue **N40 FUNDED** General Operating Support 03/01/22 $250,000.00 Conditions of Racial Equity Cross Cut
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
Legal Counsel for Youth and Children Youth Homeless Advocacy Coordination 02/17/22 $50,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Ashland Greenwood Public Schools Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award 02/17/22 $3,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
TeamChild Youth Homeless Advocacy Coordination 02/17/22 $40,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Children & Youth Justice Center Youth Homeless Advocacy Coordination 02/16/22 $36,000.00 Youth Homelessness
JustFund US Donor Engagement Experimentation 02/14/22 $200,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
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
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
Boys and Girls Club of America (New York) General Operating Support 01/31/22 $15,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
United States Ski Team Foundation General Operating Support 01/28/22 $10,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Movement Strategy Center General Operating Support 01/24/22 $50,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Coalition For Juvenile Justice Collaborating for Change 01/24/22 $45,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Bone Creek Art Museum Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art Restoration Campaign 01/11/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Public Advocates Inc. General Operating Support 01/06/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Innovations Human Trafficking Collaborative Youth Homelessness Prevention Steering Committee 01/04/22 $57,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc. General Operating Support 01/04/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing General Operating Support 12/22/21 $100,000.00 Youth Serving Systems - Cross Cutting
Muslim Association of Puget Sound WA State Afghan Refugee Resettlement Coordination and Operating Support 12/21/21 $15,000.00 Special Initiatives
Inland Congregations United for Change Sponsoring Committee Inc General Operating Support 12/21/21 $1,500.00 Community Giving