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
African American Policy Forum General Operating Support 12/01/21 $100,000.00 Conditions of Racial Equity Cross Cut
Color of Change Education Fund Inc. Winning Against the Backlash National Campaign 12/01/21 $200,000.00 Conditions of Racial Equity Cross Cut
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
New Venture Fund Responsive Communications Support for System Leaders 04/13/22 $150,000.00 Conditions of Racial Equity Cross Cut
Campaign for our Shared Future **N40 FUNDED** General Operating Support 03/01/22 $250,000.00 Conditions of Racial Equity Cross Cut
Stand Up For Equity **N40 FUNDED** General Operating Support 03/01/22 $200,000.00 Conditions of Racial Equity Cross Cut
Red Wine and Blue **N40 FUNDED** General Operating Support 03/01/22 $250,000.00 Conditions of Racial Equity Cross Cut
Good Information Foundation General Operating Support 09/21/22 $30,000.00 Conditions of Racial Equity Cross Cut
United Way Of King County General Operating Support (Event) 11/08/19 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Mockingbird Society 2021 Annual Sponsorship (Speaker Series) 07/27/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Independent Sector Annual Membership (2021) 07/29/21 $12,500.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group Philanthropy Forward 11/20/20 $15,000.00 Community Giving
Independent Sector Annual Membership (2020) 10/23/20 $12,500.00 Community Giving
JustFund US General Operating Support 09/13/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group Annual Membership (2019) 12/18/19 $15,000.00 Community Giving
The Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Othering and Belonging Conference Sponsorship (2021) 10/04/21 $15,000.00 Community Giving
Social Venture Partners (Seattle) Annual Membership (2021) 07/22/21 $18,000.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group General Operating Support 11/20/20 $20,000.00 Community Giving
New Venture Fund Communities for Just Schools Fund General Operating Support 09/14/20 $1,500.00 Community Giving
National Equity Project General Operating Support 09/19/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Richard Glover All Access to Life Foundation Inc. General Operating Support 12/20/19 $1,000.00 Community Giving
OneAmerica 2021 20th Anniversary Celebration 10/04/21 $4,700.00 Community Giving
National Center for Family Philanthropy Annual Membership (2021) 07/07/21 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy Change Philanthropy UNITY Summit Sponsorship (2021) 03/02/21 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Seattle Girls School General Operating Support 11/18/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Partners Asia Solu Khumbu Poly Technical Academy/COVID-19 Relief Fund 08/21/20 $5,200.00 Community Giving
University Of Nebraska Foundation General Operating Support 12/20/19 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Evans Scholars Foundation Par Club 10/13/21 $10,000.00 Community Giving
North Star Fund Inc. Giving Project Network General Operating Support 06/02/21 $500.00 Community Giving
Education Leaders of Color, Inc. General Operating Support 12/21/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Chief Seattle Club Chief Seattle Club 50 Years Annual Event 09/14/20 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group Philanthropy Forward 12/18/19 $25,000.00 Community Giving
Grantmakers For Effective Organizations Annual Membership (2022) 02/10/22 $7,390.00 Community Giving
University Of Nebraska Foundation Women Investing in Nebraska (WIN) Annual Membership (2021) 11/05/21 $2,400.00 Community Giving
Plymouth Housing Group General Operating Support 12/16/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
U-Power General Operating Support 11/18/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group Executive Transition 12/18/19 $25,000.00 Community Giving
Philanthropy Northwest Annual Membership (2022) 02/10/22 $19,405.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group Annual Membership (2021) 10/21/21 $15,000.00 Community Giving
Philanthropy Northwest Annual Membership (2021) 03/12/21 $19,405.00 Community Giving
University Child Development School General Operating Support 11/18/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group Annual Conference (2020) 12/18/19 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy Annual Membership (2022) 02/17/22 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Farestart General Operating Support 08/27/21 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Grantmakers For Effective Organizations Annual Membership (2021) 02/17/21 $7,390.00 Community Giving
United Negro College Fund Inc. (Seattle Chapter) General Operating Support 11/18/20 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Montana History Foundation American Doorstop Project -- “An Artist’s Vision – Gene Roncka: Commemorative Signature Album 2020” 01/24/20 $2,000.00 Community Giving
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy Power in Solidarity Gathering (2022) 02/17/22 $15,000.00 Community Giving
Recovery Cafe General Operating Support 07/19/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
YouthCare 35th Annual Virtual Luncheon 10/09/20 $2,000.00 Community Giving