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
Nyaka Inc General Operating Support 10/05/23 $265.05 Trustee Directed (One Time)
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy Change Philanthropy 2021 UNITY Summit Destination Impact Community Sponsorship Partner Participation 12/08/21 $380.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Treehouse General Operating Support 04/19/24 $400.00 Youth Homelessness
Northshore School District: Kenmore Elementary School Kenmore Elementary: Classroom Improvements 04/27/23 $500.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
Soulumination General Operating Support 07/19/21 $500.00 Community Giving
Soulumination General Operating Support 11/14/22 $500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Kona Super Sonics General Operating Support 05/06/24 $500.00 Trustee Directed (One Time)
Ryther General Operating Support 06/01/22 $500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Ryther General Operating Support 06/12/24 $500.00 Trustee Directed (One Time)
Soulumination General Operating Support 11/08/23 $500.00 Trustee Directed (Recurring)
Coalition for a Diverse Harvard, Inc. General Operating Support 11/12/21 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Farestart General Operating Support 11/15/22 $1,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Equality Federation Institute General Operating Support 11/17/23 $1,000.00 RED Base
Computer History Museum General Operating Support 11/14/22 $1,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Hopewell Fund Galvanize USA: General Operating Support 12/01/23 $1,000.00 RED Base
Whitman-Walker Foundation Whitman-Walker Institute General Operating Support 11/17/23 $1,000.00 RED Base
Computer History Museum General Operating Support 10/13/21 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Farestart General Operating Support 08/27/21 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Computer History Museum General Operating Support 11/07/23 $1,000.00 Trustee Directed (Recurring)
Race Forward General Operating Support 04/05/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
United Negro College Fund Inc. (Seattle Chapter) General Operating Support 11/29/23 $1,000.00 Trustee Directed (Recurring)
PICO California General Operating Support 03/30/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Liberty Hill Foundation General Operating Support 03/30/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
United Negro College Fund Inc. (Seattle Chapter) General Operating Support 10/06/22 $1,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
InnerCity Struggle General Operating Support 03/30/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Legal Counsel for Youth and Children Annual Luncheon Sponsorship (2023) 10/29/23 $1,000.00 Community Giving
PolicyLink General Operating Support 03/22/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Community Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment General Operating Support 03/30/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Power California General Operating Support 03/30/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Panorama Global Hyphen Partnerships: General Operating Support 03/30/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Telluride AIDS Benefit Telluride AIDS Benefit: General Operating Support 11/15/22 $1,000.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
University of Southern California General Operating Support 03/22/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy General Operating Support 03/22/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Promise54 General Operating Support 04/04/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Farestart General Operating Support 11/08/23 $1,000.00 Trustee Directed (Recurring)
Outdoors For All Foundation General Operating Support 05/03/22 $1,042.00 Trustee Directed Gifts (Historical)
UNF Charitable Fund Women Investing in Nebraska (WIN) Annual Membership (2023) 11/17/23 $1,200.00 Trustee Directed (Recurring)
Turnaround for Children, Inc. General Operating Support 02/22/23 $1,250.00 Community Giving
U-Power Dodge for a Cause Event Team Sponsorship 01/26/24 $1,250.00 Trustee Directed (One Time)
U-Power Dodge for a Cause Event Team Sponsorship 11/14/22 $1,250.00 Trustee Directed Gifts (Historical)
Grassroots Power Project General Operating Support 11/13/23 $1,500.00 RED Base
Public Advocates Inc. General Operating Support 01/06/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Prospect Schools Inc. Brooklyn Prospect High School General Operating Support 10/18/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Learning Policy Institute General Operating Support 12/20/21 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Center for Children’s Advocacy Inc. General Operating Support 10/06/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Learning Policy Institute General Operating Support 06/21/23 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Inland Congregations United for Change Sponsoring Committee Inc General Operating Support 12/21/21 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Johns Hopkins University SNF Agora Institute P3 Labs General Operating Support 07/05/23 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc. General Operating Support 01/04/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
JustFund US General Operating Support 09/13/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving