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
Hispanics in Philanthropy Change Philanthropy: UNITY Summit Sponsorship (2023) 06/02/23 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc. General Operating Support 01/04/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Computer History Museum General Operating Support 10/13/21 $1,000.00 Community Giving
OneAmerica Annual Open House (2023) 06/21/23 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Race Forward General Operating Support 04/05/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Farestart General Operating Support 08/27/21 $1,000.00 Community Giving
ISAIAH General Operating Support 06/21/23 $2,500.00 Community Giving
PICO California General Operating Support 03/30/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Treehouse General Operating Support 10/13/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, Inc. General Operating Support 06/21/23 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Liberty Hill Foundation General Operating Support 03/30/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
College Success Foundation General Operating Support 10/21/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Learning Policy Institute General Operating Support 06/21/23 $1,500.00 Community Giving
InnerCity Struggle General Operating Support 03/30/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
National Center for Family Philanthropy Annual Membership (2021) 07/07/21 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Johns Hopkins University SNF Agora Institute P3 Labs General Operating Support 07/05/23 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Community Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment General Operating Support 03/30/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
University Of Nebraska Foundation General Operating Support 11/05/21 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Southern Education Foundation Brown's Promise: General Operating Support 07/05/23 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Panorama Global Hyphen Partnerships: General Operating Support 03/30/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
UNF Charitable Fund Women Investing in Nebraska (WIN) Annual Membership (2021) 11/05/21 $2,400.00 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
Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle 22nd Annual Breakfast Sponsorship (2023) 08/16/23 $3,000.00 Community Giving
Western States Center General Operating Support 07/27/22 $2,500.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University President's Fund at Stanford Fund for Undergraduate Education 11/03/21 $25,000.00 Community Giving
Solidaire Network General Operating Support 06/20/23 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Center for Community Change General Operating Support 07/27/22 $2,500.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Stanford Buck/Cardinal Club 11/05/21 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Northwest African American Museum Inc NAAM's Annual Unity Event (2023) 09/28/23 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group General Operating Support 09/28/22 $45,000.00 Community Giving
In Our Backyards, Inc. 2021 Annual Benefit 07/29/21 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Legal Counsel for Youth and Children Annual Luncheon Sponsorship (2023) 10/29/23 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group Philanthropy Forward 09/28/22 $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
Mockingbird Society Annual Luncheon Sponsorship (2023) 09/28/23 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group Annual Membership (2022) 09/28/22 $15,000.00 Community Giving
OneAmerica 2021 20th Anniversary Celebration 10/04/21 $4,700.00 Community Giving
Seattle JazzED Jazz Futures Fund 09/01/21 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy Annual Membership (2024) 02/06/24 $2,500.00 Community Giving
National Center for Family Philanthropy Annual Membership (2022) 09/28/22 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Evans Scholars Foundation Par Club 10/13/21 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Mockingbird Society 2021 Annual Sponsorship (Speaker Series) 07/27/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Philanthropy Northwest Annual Membership (2024) 02/07/24 $20,000.00 Community Giving
Association of Black Foundation Executives Inc. Annual Membership (2022) 12/01/22 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Grantmakers For Effective Organizations Annual Membership (2022) 02/10/22 $7,390.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group General Operating Support 10/21/21 $20,000.00 Community Giving
Grantmakers For Effective Organizations Annual Membership (2024) 02/16/24 $8,500.00 Community Giving
Grantmakers For Effective Organizations Annual Membership (2023) 01/31/23 $8,500.00 Community Giving
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy Power in Solidarity Gathering (2022) 02/17/22 $15,000.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group Annual Membership (2021) 10/21/21 $15,000.00 Community Giving