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 State Youth Homelessness Advocacy Coordination 12/09/19 $30,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Legal Counsel for Youth and Children State Youth Homelessness Advocacy Coordination 12/09/19 $36,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Columbia Legal Services State Youth Homelessness Advocacy Coordination 12/20/19 $7,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Children & Youth Justice Center State Youth Homelessness Advocacy Coordination 12/09/19 $40,000.00 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
National Homelessness Law Center State Index on Youth Homelessness (V4) 08/31/21 $55,000.00 Youth Homelessness
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Stanford Buck/Cardinal Club 10/23/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Stanford Buck/Cardinal Club 11/05/21 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Partners Asia Solu Khumbu Poly Technical Academy/COVID-19 Relief Fund 08/21/20 $5,200.00 Community Giving
Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle Seattle Equity Summit 2.0 07/10/20 $25,000.00 Special Initiatives
Building Changes Schoolhouse Washington (2021- 2022) 12/09/20 $712,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Building Changes Schoolhouse Washington (2020) 11/25/19 $428,000.00 Youth Homelessness
SchoolHouse Connection Scaling the SchoolHouse School Model through State Initiatives 12/16/19 $250,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Seattle Girls School Rise Up Campaign 08/13/20 $100,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
New Venture Fund Responsive Communications Support for System Leaders 04/13/22 $150,000.00 Conditions of Racial Equity Cross Cut
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy Resource Mobilizers Coalition General Operating Support 10/15/21 $200,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
The Seattle Foundation Resource Equity Funders Collaborative (2021-2022) 05/20/21 $2,300,000.00 Education
The Seattle Foundation Resource Equity Funders Collaborative (2020) 06/09/20 $780,000.00 Education
Colorado State University Reinvention Collaborative General Operating Support 11/20/20 $2,500.00 Education
Colorado State University Reinvention Collaborative Annual Conference 09/20/21 $7,500.00 Education
Social Venture Partners International Re-imagine Initiative 08/07/20 $10,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
The Seattle Foundation Raikes Foundation Donor Advised Fund 03/15/21 $141,542.00 Community Giving
Borealis Philanthropy Racial Equity in Journalism Fund Core Operating Fund 12/15/20 $50,000.00 Special Initiatives
NewSchools Fund Racial Equity Funder Community of Practice 02/17/21 $30,000.00 Education
United Way Of King County Racial Equity Coalition (REC) and Love and Liberation Project General Support Funds 09/15/20 $50,000.00 Special Initiatives
New Venture Fund Public Interest Technology University Network Challenge Fund (PIT-UN) 11/01/19 $590,000.00 Special Initiatives
Treehouse Project Education Impact Implementation 11/22/19 $61,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Treehouse Project Education Impact Implementation 06/29/20 $20,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Intermountain Healthcare Foundation, Inc Primary Children's Hospital General Operating Support 02/21/20 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Innovations Human Trafficking Collaborative Prevention of Youth Homelessness 10/23/20 $37,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Communities of Color Coalition Prevention of Youth Homelessness 10/23/20 $37,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Point Source Youth Inc. Prevention Interventions & National Discussions on Preventing Tracks on Ending and Preventing Youth Homelessness 05/12/21 $70,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Building Changes Prevention and End of Homelessness in King County ($600K) & General Operating Support ($775K) 02/10/21 $1,375,000.00 Regional Homelessness
Kennesaw State University Foundation (KSUF) Preventing Youth Homelessness and Housing Insecurity 03/26/21 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University President's Fund at Stanford Fund for Undergraduate Education 10/23/20 $25,000.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University President's Fund at Stanford Fund for Undergraduate Education 11/03/21 $25,000.00 Community Giving
Hispanics in Philanthropy PowerUp Fund Core Operating Support 06/01/20 $200,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy Power in Solidarity Gathering (2022) 02/17/22 $15,000.00 Community Giving
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
Global Impact Philanthropy Together "Social Justice Giving Circles" 09/10/21 $125,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Neighborhood Funders Group Philanthropy Forward 12/18/19 $25,000.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group Philanthropy Forward 11/20/20 $15,000.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group Philanthropy Forward 10/21/21 $15,000.00 Community Giving
Children & Youth Justice Center Philanthropy for Child Well Being (fka Philanthropist Forum) 09/02/22 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Philanthropy Northwest Philanthropist Forum Collaborative Work 10/25/19 $5,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Thousand Currents Philanthropic Partnerships Donor Education & Organizing 12/01/21 $125,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Alliance For Education Philanthropic Partners for Public Education (PPPE) Fund VIII (Year 1-3) 07/01/20 $450,000.00 Special Initiatives
Social Venture Partners International Peer-Influencer Action Project 08/07/20 $15,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Building Changes Partnership for Zero 04/26/22 $50,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Evans Scholars Foundation Par Club 10/13/21 $10,000.00 Community Giving