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
Fellow - Azia Ruff 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 07/29/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Fellow - Samuel Martin 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 08/01/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Northwest Vipassana Association General Operating Support 12/08/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc Annual Membership (2022) 07/27/21 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Fellow - Kenneth Sinclair 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 06/30/22 $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
609 Chief Seattle Council Mariners Scout Luncheon (2022) 05/10/22 $10,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Neighborhood Funders Group Annual Conference (2020) 12/18/19 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Foundation for California Community Colleges California Learning Lab First Inaugural Annual Conference 07/19/22 $10,000.00 Education
Therapeutic Health Services General Operating Support 11/22/21 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Recovery Cafe General Operating Support 06/05/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation General Operating Support 12/03/21 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Partners Asia General Operating Support 06/05/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
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 Stanford Buck/Cardinal Club 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
Washington State University Foundation WSU School of Hospitality Business Management General Fund 03/11/21 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Pacific Islander Community Association General Operating Support 12/06/21 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Boys and Girls Club of America (New York) General Operating Support 02/07/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health Milwaukee Freedom Fund 09/01/20 $10,000.00 Special Initiatives
API Chaya General Operating Support 12/06/21 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Tiger Woods Foundation, Inc. General Operating Support 02/21/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
University Of Washington Foundation General Operating Support 06/05/20 $10,000.00 Education
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Stanford Buck/Cardinal Club 11/05/21 $10,000.00 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 Agape House Inc General Operating Support (via Young Adult Grant Advisory Committee) 08/27/21 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Fellow - Barbara Rockey 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 07/29/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
National Center for Family Philanthropy Annual Membership (2019 and 2020) 06/29/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Fellow - Drisana Malaambo 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 07/11/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Evans Scholars Foundation Evans Scholars Foundation Match Play Challenge 02/28/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Fellow - Michael Jones 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 06/30/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
NewSchools Fund NewSchools Summit Sponsorship (2022) 05/10/22 $10,000.00 Education
Social Venture Partners International Re-imagine Initiative 08/07/20 $10,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
TeamChild General Operating Support 03/10/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
InvestED Covid-19 Student Fund 04/03/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
SchoolHouse Connection Development of SchoolHouse Connection PSA 10/23/20 $8,500.00 Education
Washington Low Income Housing Alliance Targeted Universalism Training 11/20/20 $8,000.00 Youth Homelessness
King County Regional Homelessness Authority King County Regional Homelessness Authority Website Redesign Project 08/05/21 $8,000.00 Regional Homelessness
SchoolHouse Connection General Operating Support 05/21/20 $8,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Third Sector New England Inc. A Way Home America Core Operations 06/05/20 $8,000.00 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
Third Sector New England Inc. A Way Home Washington Core Operations 05/21/20 $8,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Chapin Hall Center for Children Voices of Youth Count (Partnership with CloseKnit) 11/12/21 $7,500.00 Youth Homelessness
CloseKnit Voices of Youth Count (Partnership with Chapin Hall) 11/12/21 $7,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Colorado State University Reinvention Collaborative Annual Conference 09/20/21 $7,500.00 Education
Washington Low Income Housing Alliance Digital Ads - Rental Assistance and Eviction Protection 08/26/21 $7,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Grantmakers For Education 2021 Annual Conference Sponsorship 06/11/21 $7,500.00 Education
Generative Somatics General Operating Support 10/16/20 $7,500.00 Community Giving