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
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Giving Gap: General Operating Support 02/15/23 $15,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Proteus Fund Inc. Impact Driven Philanthropy Collaborative Fund 08/09/23 $200,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Giving Compass Network Donor Survey and AI Analysis Prototype 09/29/23 $10,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Camelback Ventures Inc. General Operating Support 08/02/21 $75,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Donors of Color Network Inc. Annual Membership (2021) 08/27/21 $25,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Solidaire Network General Operating Support 12/01/21 $125,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Thousand Currents Philanthropic Partnerships Donor Education & Organizing 12/01/21 $125,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Seattle Parks Foundation Community-Centric Fundraising General Operating Support 10/13/21 $75,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Global Impact Philanthropy Together "Social Justice Giving Circles" 09/10/21 $125,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy Resource Mobilizers Coalition General Operating Support 10/15/21 $200,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Camelback Ventures Inc. General Operating Support 09/01/22 $200,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
North Star Fund Inc. Giving Project Network: General Operating Support 05/06/22 $300,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy General Operating Support 05/06/22 $450,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Solidaire Network General Operating Support 11/10/22 $375,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Possibility Labs Radiant Strategies: Freedom School for Healing & Justice in Philanthropy Core Operating Support 07/28/22 $300,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Social Justice Fund Northwest General Operating Support 05/06/22 $300,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
African American Policy Forum General Operating Support 12/01/21 $100,000.00 RED - IDPI Cross Cut
The Schott Foundation for Public Education Anti-Racist and Culturally Responsive Schools Organizing Partnership 11/15/21 $250,000.00 RED - IDPI Cross Cut
Amalgamated Charitable Foundation Democracy Alliance Pooled Fund General Operating Support 03/06/23 $300,000.00 RED - IDPI Cross Cut
Solidaire Network Movement Protection Fund 11/10/22 $125,000.00 RED - IDPI Cross Cut
National Center for Family Philanthropy General Operating Support 09/06/23 $100,000.00 RED - IDPI Cross Cut
Way To Rise General Operating Support 10/18/23 $100,000.00 RED - IDPI Cross Cut
Capacity Shop General Operating Support 12/13/23 $30,000.00 RED - IDPI Cross Cut
Women Donors Network General Operating Support 12/12/23 $50,000.00 RED - IDPI Cross Cut
The Good Nation Foundation Inc Building for Democracy Education Fund 04/04/24 $100,000.00 RED - IDPI Cross Cut
Solidaire Network Movement Protection Fund 07/02/24 $50,000.00 RED - IDPI Cross Cut
Proteus Fund Inc. Piper Fund Collaborative Fund 10/18/23 $25,000.00 RED 1 - National Strategy
Johns Hopkins University SNF Agora Institute P3 Labs General Operating Support 10/20/23 $50,000.00 RED 1 - National Strategy
Faith in Action Network General Operating Support 10/17/23 $25,000.00 RED 1 - National Strategy
Alliance for A Just Society Native Organizers Alliance: General Operating Support 10/18/23 $25,000.00 RED 1 - National Strategy
Proteus Fund Inc. Reframe: General Operating Support 11/06/23 $25,000.00 RED 1 - National Strategy
Grassroots Power Project General Operating Support 10/24/23 $50,000.00 RED 1 - National Strategy
482 Forward General Operating Support 01/31/24 $1,500.00 RED 1 - National Strategy
People's Action Institute People's Action Education Fund General Operating Support 04/02/24 $150,000.00 RED 1 - National Strategy
BVM (Black Voters Matter) Capacity Building Institute General Operating Support 03/27/24 $150,000.00 RED 1 - National Strategy
Equality Federation Institute General Operating Support 04/02/24 $150,000.00 RED 1 - National Strategy
Alliance for A Just Society Native Organizers Alliance General Operating Support 04/02/24 $150,000.00 RED 1 - National Strategy
State Voices General Operating Support 04/02/24 $150,000.00 RED 1 - National Strategy
New Venture Fund AAPI Civic Engagement Fund General Operating Support 04/01/24 $150,000.00 RED 1 - National Strategy
Public Rights Project General Operating Support 04/04/24 $150,000.00 RED 1 - National Strategy
Mijente Support Committee General Operating Support 04/04/24 $150,000.00 RED 1 - National Strategy
SD Foundation dba Voting Rights Lab General Operating Support 04/04/24 $150,000.00 RED 1 - National Strategy
Hopewell Fund Galvanize USA General Operating Support 04/02/24 $150,000.00 RED 1 - National Strategy
Tides Foundation Movement Voter Fund General Operating Support 04/04/24 $150,000.00 RED 1 - National Strategy
Alliance for Youth Organizing General Operating Support 04/01/24 $150,000.00 RED 1 - National Strategy
Think of Us Envisioning and Co-Creating an Anti-Racist Legal System for Children 11/16/22 $100,000.00 RED 1 - National Strategy
New Venture Fund Campaign for Our Shared Future: General Operating Support 08/14/23 $250,000.00 RED 1 - National Strategy
State Power Fund General Operating Support 11/16/23 $25,000.00 RED 1 - National Strategy
The Roosevelt Institute General Operating Support 10/18/23 $50,000.00 RED 1 - National Strategy
Race Forward General Operating Support 10/24/23 $25,000.00 RED 1 - National Strategy