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 Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Stanford Buck/Cardinal Club 11/05/21 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Northwest Vipassana Association General Operating Support 12/08/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Pacific Islander Community Association General Operating Support 12/06/21 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Therapeutic Health Services General Operating Support 11/15/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
United States Ski Team Foundation General Operating Support 01/28/22 $10,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Education Leaders of Color, Inc. General Operating Support 12/21/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Fellow - Courtney Jackson 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 06/30/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation General Operating Support 11/15/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
University Of Nebraska Foundation General Operating Support 11/18/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Fellow - Isaac Sanders 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 06/30/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Fellow - Barbara Rockey 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 07/29/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Seattle Indian Health Board Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Project 08/07/20 $10,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Tubman Center for Health & Freedom General Operating Support 11/15/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Evans Scholars Foundation Par Club 11/02/22 $10,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Foundation for California Community Colleges California Learning Lab First Inaugural Annual Conference 07/19/22 $10,000.00 Education
Fellow - Kenneth Sinclair 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 06/30/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Fellow - Drisana Malaambo 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 07/11/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
API Chaya General Operating Support 11/18/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Independent Sector Annual Membership (2022) 09/19/22 $12,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Independent Sector Annual Membership (2021) 07/29/21 $12,500.00 Community Giving
Boys and Girls Club of America (New York) General Operating Support 11/18/20 $12,500.00 Community Giving
Building Changes General Operating Support 09/09/22 $12,500.00 Youth Homelessness
United States Ski Team Foundation General Operating Support 11/10/20 $12,500.00 Community Giving
Third Sector New England Inc. A Way Home Washington General Operating Support 09/12/22 $12,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Independent Sector Annual Membership (2020) 10/23/20 $12,500.00 Community Giving
Mockingbird Society General Operating Support 05/29/20 $14,000.00 Youth Homelessness
TeamChild General Operating Support 05/21/20 $14,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Boys and Girls Club of America (New York) General Operating Support 01/31/22 $15,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Neighborhood Funders Group Annual Membership (2021) 10/21/21 $15,000.00 Community Giving
Social Venture Partners International Peer-Influencer Action Project 08/07/20 $15,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
YMCA of Greater Seattle Y Social Impact Center Youth Engagement Team Evaluation 11/20/20 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Northwest Hospitality General Operating Support (via Young Adult Grant Advisory Committee) 07/07/21 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Neighborhood Funders Group Philanthropy Forward 10/21/21 $15,000.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group Annual Membership (2020) 11/20/20 $15,000.00 Community Giving
Third Sector New England Inc. National Prevention Initiative Advancement 11/23/21 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Panorama Global Collaborative Learning from Impact Philanthropy 09/29/22 $15,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
The Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Othering and Belonging Conference Sponsorship (2021) 10/04/21 $15,000.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group Philanthropy Forward 11/20/20 $15,000.00 Community Giving
Progress Pushers General Operating Support (via Young Adult Grant Advisory Committee) 07/20/21 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
National Network for Youth Inc. Youth Homelessness Prevention Efforts 11/18/20 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Neighborhood Funders Group Philanthropy Forward 09/28/22 $15,000.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group Annual Membership (2022) 09/28/22 $15,000.00 Community Giving
One Nation Essential Needs Foundation General Operating Support (via Young Adult Grant Advisory Committee) 07/07/21 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
SchoolHouse Connection National Prevention Initiative Advancement 11/23/21 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
True Colors United National Prevention Initiative Advancement (ASPYHR) 11/03/22 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
True Colors United National Prevention Initiative Advancement 11/23/21 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Muslim Association of Puget Sound WA State Afghan Refugee Resettlement Coordination and Operating Support 12/21/21 $15,000.00 Special Initiatives
Children & Youth Justice Center Philanthropy for Child Well Being (fka Philanthropist Forum) 09/02/22 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
National Homelessness Law Center National Prevention Initiative Advancement 11/23/21 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Third Sector New England Inc. National Prevention Initiative Advancement (ASPYHR) 11/03/22 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness