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
The Seattle Foundation Raikes Foundation Donor Advised Fund 03/15/21 $141,542.00 Community Giving
The Seattle Foundation General Operating Support 09/28/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
The Seattle Foundation Covid-19 Response Fund 03/20/20 $50,000.00 Special Initiatives
The Seattle Clemency Project Formerly Homeless or Foster Youth Support 05/05/21 $1,049.00 Community Giving
The Seattle Academy Of Arts And Sciences General Operating Support 08/24/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
The Seattle Academy Of Arts And Sciences General Operating Support 11/18/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
The Schott Foundation for Public Education Anti-Racist and Culturally Responsive Schools Organizing Partnership 11/15/21 $250,000.00 Conditions of Racial Equity Cross Cut
The Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Othering and Belonging Conference Sponsorship (2021) 10/04/21 $15,000.00 Community Giving
The Loveland Foundation General Operating Support 06/01/22 $2,500.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
The Get Schooled Foundation #WeBelongInCollege National Campaign 07/01/20 $85,000.00 Education
The Get Schooled Foundation "We Belong in College Campaign" Student Respondent Incentives 12/03/20 $4,400.00 Education
The Freedom Bound Center dba Sol Collective BELE Network: Community Responsive Education (CRE) “Ethnic Studies & Youth Wellness Index” (2020-2022) 10/29/20 $700,000.00 Education
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 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 Graduate School of Education's Dean Fund 10/23/20 $10,000.00 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
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Effective Philanthropy Learning Initiative (EPLI) Core Operating Support 04/29/20 $700,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Student Experience Project: College Transition Collaborative Design, Implementation, Research & Tool Development 05/12/21 $682,665.00 Education
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Graduate School of Education's Dean Fund 11/03/21 $10,000.00 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
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Stanford Buck/Cardinal Club 11/05/21 $10,000.00 Community Giving
The Agape House Inc General Operating Support (via Young Adult Grant Advisory Committee) 08/27/21 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Teammates Mentoring Program General Operating Support 11/18/20 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Teammates Mentoring Program General Operating Support 11/03/21 $5,000.00 Community Giving
TeamChild State Youth Homelessness Advocacy Coordination 12/09/19 $30,000.00 Youth Homelessness
TeamChild General Operating Support 05/21/20 $14,000.00 Youth Homelessness
TeamChild Youth Homeless Advocacy Coordination 02/17/22 $40,000.00 Youth Homelessness
TeamChild General Operating Support 03/10/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
TeamChild Youth Homeless Advocacy Coordination 12/01/20 $30,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Teach for America (Washington Region) General Operating Support 03/11/21 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Surge Institute BELE Network: General Operating Support 05/10/21 $300,000.00 Education
Summit Public Schools BELE Network: General Operating Support 10/11/19 $2,500.00 Education
Stand Up For Equity **N40 FUNDED** General Operating Support 03/01/22 $200,000.00 Conditions of Racial Equity Cross Cut
Stability Network General Operating Support 08/21/20 $5,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Soulumination General Operating Support 11/18/20 $500.00 Community Giving
Soulumination General Operating Support 07/19/21 $500.00 Community Giving
Solidaire Network General Operating Support 12/01/21 $125,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Solidaire Network General Operating Support 09/18/20 $2,500.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Solidaire Network General Operating Support 10/12/20 $250,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Social Venture Partners International General Operating Support (2022-2024) 12/01/21 $700,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Social Venture Partners International General Operating Support 01/21/21 $100,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Social Venture Partners International Re-imagine Initiative 08/07/20 $10,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Social Venture Partners International Peer-Influencer Action Project 08/07/20 $15,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Social Venture Partners (Seattle) Annual Membership (2021) 07/22/21 $18,000.00 Community Giving
Social Venture Partners (Seattle) Annual Membership (2022) 09/28/22 $18,000.00 Community Giving
Social Justice Fund Northwest General Operating Support 05/06/22 $300,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Social Justice Fund Northwest General Operating Support 01/21/21 $100,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Social Good Fund General Operating Support 06/23/22 $2,500.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
SisterSong, Inc General Operating Support 03/21/22 $5,000.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
Seattle University Center for Community Engagement Endowed Fund 06/16/21 $20,000.00 Community Giving