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
TeamChild Youth Homeless Advocacy Coordination 12/01/20 $30,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Legal Counsel for Youth and Children General Operating Support 09/20/21 $150,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Legal Counsel for Youth and Children Youth Homeless Advocacy Coordination 12/01/20 $50,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Mockingbird Society 2020 Annual Virtual Event 08/31/20 $2,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Fellow - Azia Ruff 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 07/29/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Point Source Youth Inc. 2020 4th Annual National Symposium on Solutions to End Youth Homelessness Prevention Track Sponsorship 02/07/20 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
The Agape House Inc General Operating Support (via Young Adult Grant Advisory Committee) 08/27/21 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Children & Youth Justice Center Youth Homelessness Advocacy Coordination 12/01/20 $45,000.00 Youth Homelessness
One Nation Essential Needs Foundation General Operating Support (via Young Adult Grant Advisory Committee) 07/07/21 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
National Homelessness Law Center State Index on Youth Homelessness and the Effects of a Health Crisis (Third Edition) 09/21/20 $45,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Columbia Legal Services Youth Homeless Advocacy Coordination 12/09/20 $7,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Chapin Hall Center for Children Voices of Youth Count (Partnership with CloseKnit) 11/12/21 $7,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Third Sector New England Inc. National Prevention Initiative Advancement 11/23/21 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc Funder Education on Racial Equity and Justice 10/29/20 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Fellow - Barbara Rockey 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 07/29/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
CloseKnit Voices of Youth Count (Partnership with Chapin Hall) 11/12/21 $7,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Youth Collaboratory, Inc. National Youth Homelessness Prevention Advocacy 12/09/20 $50,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Philanthropy Northwest Philanthropist Forum Collaborative Work 10/25/19 $5,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Fellow - Drisana Malaambo 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 07/11/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Mockingbird Society King County Youth Voice Project 12/01/21 $95,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Abundance of Hope Center General Operating Support (via Young Adult Grant Advisory Committee) 08/24/21 $5,000.00 Youth Homelessness
The Seattle Foundation The Seattle Times Solutions Oriented Journalism Project on Homelessness 10/13/21 $25,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Washington State Department of Commerce Office of Homeless Youth "Youth Lead Expansion Project" 12/16/20 $5,000.00 Youth Homelessness
King County Department of Community and Human Services Built for Zero Conference - King County Department of Community and Human Services "All Home" Staff Participation 12/18/19 $500.00 Youth Homelessness
Fellow - Michael Jones 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 06/30/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Coalition For Juvenile Justice Collaborating for Change 11/15/20 $55,000.00 Youth Homelessness
National Conference of State Legislatures Engaging Legislators in the Fight to End Youth Homelessness 12/05/19 $270,000.00 Youth Homelessness
NW Children's Foundation 2021 Community Annual Forum: Racialized Trauma: Powerful Insights and Practical Tools for Healing 12/14/20 $2,500.00 Youth Homelessness
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
SchoolHouse Connection Scaling the SchoolHouse School Model through State Initiatives 12/16/19 $250,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Building Changes Schoolhouse Washington (2020) 11/25/19 $428,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Kennesaw State University Foundation (KSUF) Preventing Youth Homelessness and Housing Insecurity 03/26/21 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
TeamChild General Operating Support 03/10/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education ABA Commission on Homelessness & Poverty "Runaway and Homeless Youth and the Law: Model State Statutes" 09/02/21 $100,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Washington State Department of Commerce Office of Homeless Youth's "Youth Lead Expansion Project" 10/21/19 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Equal Justice Works Equal Justice Works Fellowship 04/23/20 $130,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Third Sector New England Inc. A Way Home Washington Core Operations 12/01/21 $430,000.00 Youth Homelessness
National Conference For Community and Justice of Metro St. Louis Anti-Oppression Facilitator Training Cohort of Youth Homelessness Movement Staff 11/26/19 $60,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc Funders Network for Youth Success (Youth Homelessness) 10/23/20 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
SchoolHouse Connection Education Leads Home: Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness in the Pandemic Recovery and Beyond 04/04/22 $500,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Legal Counsel for Youth and Children Youth Homeless Advocacy Coordination 02/17/22 $50,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Washington State Department of Commerce Office of Homeless Youth "Youth Lead Expansion Project" 08/11/21 $30,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc Philanthropy's Role on Homelessness Prevention focused on Youth & Young Adults 10/29/20 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
United Way Of King County Home Base Young Adult Project 12/16/19 $200,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc Annual Membership (2023) 07/19/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
TeamChild Youth Homeless Advocacy Coordination 02/17/22 $40,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Mockingbird Society General Operating Support 12/01/21 $450,000.00 Youth Homelessness
The Seattle Foundation The Seattle Times Solutions Oriented Journalism Project on Homelessness 09/24/19 $51,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Fostering Media Connections Washington State Youth Homelessness Coverage 07/20/20 $17,300.00 Youth Homelessness
YouthCare Youth Services Center Training and Outreach Coordinator (King County Housing Stability for Justice Involved Youth) 11/20/19 $81,000.00 Youth Homelessness