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
United States Ski Team Foundation General Operating Support 11/10/20 $12,500.00 Community Giving
United Philanthropy Forum General Operating Support 03/27/20 $150,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
United Negro College Fund Inc. (Seattle Chapter) General Operating Support 11/18/20 $1,000.00 Community Giving
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation General Operating Support 12/03/21 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Umoja Student Development Corporation General Operating Support (BELE Network) 03/27/20 $3,000.00 Education
Umoja Student Development Corporation General Operating Support (BELE Network) 10/21/19 $3,000.00 Education
U-Power General Operating Support 11/03/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
U-Power General Operating Support 11/18/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Turning Pointe Survivor Advocacy Center General Operating Support 04/08/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Turnaround for Children, Inc. General Operating Support (BELE Network) 03/27/20 $3,000.00 Education
Turnaround for Children, Inc. BELE Network: General Operating Support 06/12/20 $500,000.00 Education
True Colors United Expansion of the National Youth Forum on Homelessness 07/01/20 $100,000.00 Youth Homelessness
True Colors United Expansion of the National Youth Forum on Homelessness 07/16/21 $100,000.00 Youth Homelessness
True Colors United Expansion of the National Youth Forum on Homelessness (RENEWAL) 08/10/22 $100,000.00 Youth Homelessness
True Colors United National Prevention Initiative Advancement 11/23/21 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Treehouse Ending Foster Care to Prison Pipeline 08/03/22 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Treehouse Foster Care to Prison Pipeline Support 05/05/21 $1,049.00 Community Giving
Treehouse General Operating Support 10/13/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Treehouse Project Education Impact Implementation 11/22/19 $61,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Treehouse General Operating Support 11/18/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Treehouse Project Education Impact Implementation 06/29/20 $20,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Transcend, Inc. BELE Network: General Operating Support 08/18/20 $140,000.00 Education
Tiger Woods Foundation, Inc. General Operating Support 02/21/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Tides Center Student Experience Project: Project for Education Research that Scales Design, Implementation, Research & Tool Dev. 03/01/21 $900,000.00 Education
Tides Center Building Equitable Learning Environments (BELE) Network Collaborative Learning Partner (Year 4, Part 2) 10/24/19 $188,070.00 Education
Tides Center BELE Network: Project for Education Research that Scales’ Design, Implementation and Management (Next Gen 2020-2023) 11/30/20 $1,461,930.00 Education
Thousand Currents Philanthropic Partnerships Donor Education & Organizing 12/01/21 $125,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Third Sector New England Inc. A Way Home Washington Core Operations 12/01/21 $430,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Third Sector New England Inc. A Way Home Washington Core Operations 11/26/19 $355,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Third Sector New England Inc. A Way Home Washington Core Operations 05/11/21 $3,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Third Sector New England Inc. A Way Home America Core Operations 06/05/20 $8,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Third Sector New England Inc. A Way Home America Core Operations 12/01/21 $300,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Third Sector New England Inc. A Way Home Washington Core Operations 05/01/20 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Third Sector New England Inc. National Prevention Initiative Advancement 11/23/21 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Third Sector New England Inc. A Way Home America's Grand Challenge to End Youth and Young Adult Homelessness 12/08/20 $262,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Third Sector New England Inc. A Way Home America Core Operations 12/08/20 $180,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Third Sector New England Inc. A Way Home Washington Core Operations 05/21/20 $8,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Therapeutic Health Services General Operating Support 11/22/21 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
The University of Chicago BELE Network: CCSR's Design, Implementation and Management (Learning Partner-Research Translation) (Next Gen 2020-2023) 10/01/20 $1,385,730.00 Education
The Seattle Foundation Grantmakers for Thriving Youth Policy Working Group Collaborative (2021-2022) 05/20/21 $1,600,000.00 Education
The Seattle Foundation Resource Equity Funders Collaborative (2021-2022) 05/20/21 $2,300,000.00 Education
The Seattle Foundation Grantmakers for Thriving Youth Policy Working Group Collaborative (2020) 07/17/20 $980,000.00 Education
The Seattle Foundation Black Future Co-op Fund 07/10/20 $50,000.00 Special Initiatives
The Seattle Foundation Covid-19 Response Fund 03/20/20 $50,000.00 Special Initiatives
The Seattle Foundation Black Future Co-op Fund 07/10/20 $5,000.00 Community Giving
The Seattle Foundation Inclusive Recovery Fund 12/15/20 $25,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
The Seattle Foundation General Operating Support 12/17/20 $100,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
The Seattle Foundation Funders for Adolescent Science Translation (FAST) Collaborative (2021-2022) 04/08/21 $600,000.00 Youth Serving Systems - Cross Cutting
The Seattle Foundation 2022 Belonging Gathering with Civic Commons 04/28/22 $2,500.00 Community Giving
The Seattle Foundation The Seattle Times Solutions Oriented Journalism Project on Homelessness 10/13/21 $25,500.00 Youth Homelessness