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
Partners Asia General Operating Support 11/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
United Negro College Fund Inc. (Seattle Chapter) General Operating Support 10/06/22 $1,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
The Seattle Academy Of Arts And Sciences General Operating Support 10/06/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
University Child Development School General Operating Support 10/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Treehouse General Operating Support 11/15/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
TeamMates Mentoring Program General Operating Support 11/14/22 $5,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
U-Power General Operating Support 11/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
University Of Nebraska Foundation General Operating Support 12/01/22 $10,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Plymouth Housing Group General Operating Support 11/15/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Mockingbird Society General Operating Support 10/20/20 $226,600.00 Youth Homelessness
Mockingbird Society General Operating Support 05/29/20 $14,000.00 Youth Homelessness
YouthCare General Operating Support 05/21/20 $16,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Building Changes General Operating Support 09/09/22 $12,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Northstar Advocates General Operating Support 09/27/22 $35,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Mockingbird Society General Operating Support 05/01/20 $125.00 Youth Homelessness
Legal Counsel for Youth and Children General Operating Support 05/21/20 $8,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Children & Youth Justice Center General Operating Support 05/21/20 $8,000.00 Youth Homelessness
TeamChild General Operating Support 05/21/20 $14,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Stability Network General Operating Support 08/21/20 $5,000.00 Youth Homelessness
SchoolHouse Connection General Operating Support 05/21/20 $8,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Legal Counsel for Youth and Children General Operating Support 09/20/21 $150,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Mockingbird Society General Operating Support 12/01/21 $450,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc General Operating Support 10/25/22 $75,000.00 Youth Homelessness
API Chaya General Operating Support 12/06/21 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation General Operating Support 12/03/21 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Therapeutic Health Services General Operating Support 11/22/21 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Pacific Islander Community Association General Operating Support 12/06/21 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
TeamChild General Operating Support 03/10/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Community Leaders Roundtable of Seattle General Operating Support 11/15/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
FW Black Collective General Operating Support 11/18/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Pacific Islander Community Association General Operating Support 11/15/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Therapeutic Health Services General Operating Support 11/15/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation General Operating Support 11/15/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Tubman Center for Health & Freedom General Operating Support 11/15/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
API Chaya General Operating Support 11/18/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Legal Counsel for Youth and Children General Operating Support 11/22/22 $40,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Mockingbird Society General Operating Support 11/22/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Social Venture Partners International General Operating Support (2022-2024) 12/01/21 $700,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Umoja Student Development Corporation General Operating Support (BELE Network) 03/27/20 $3,000.00 Education
Turnaround for Children, Inc. General Operating Support (BELE Network) 03/27/20 $3,000.00 Education
El Education, Inc. General Operating Support (BELE Network) 03/27/20 $3,000.00 Education
National Equity Project General Operating Support (BELE Network) 03/27/20 $3,000.00 Education
BARR Center General Operating Support (BELE Network) 04/03/20 $2,000.00 Education
University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration Network for College Success General Operating Support (BELE Network) 03/27/20 $1,500.00 Education
Equal Opportunity Schools General Operating Support (BELE Network) 03/27/20 $1,500.00 Education
Georgetown University General Operating Support (Edunomic’s Lab) (5/2022 - 5/2025) 09/08/22 $300,000.00 Education
Northwest Hospitality General Operating Support (via Young Adult Grant Advisory Committee) 07/07/21 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
One Nation Essential Needs Foundation General Operating Support (via Young Adult Grant Advisory Committee) 07/07/21 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
African Community Housing & Development General Operating Support (via Young Adult Grant Advisory Committee) 07/07/21 $20,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Progress Pushers General Operating Support (via Young Adult Grant Advisory Committee) 07/20/21 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness