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
TeamMates Mentoring Program General Operating Support 11/14/22 $5,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
U-Power General Operating Support 11/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
University Of Nebraska Foundation General Operating Support 12/01/22 $10,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Plymouth Housing Group General Operating Support 11/15/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Evans Scholars Foundation Par Club 11/02/22 $10,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Holy Names Academy General Operating Support 10/06/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Bishop Blanchet High School General Operating Support 10/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Ashland Greenwood Public Schools Foundation General Operating Support 10/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Cascade Public Media KCTS 9 General Operating Support 10/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio General Operating Support 11/22/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
College Success Foundation General Operating Support 11/15/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Farestart General Operating Support 11/15/22 $1,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Computer History Museum General Operating Support 11/14/22 $1,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Seattle Girls School General Operating Support 10/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
NPR Foundation General Operating Support 11/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Partners Asia General Operating Support 11/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
United States Ski Team Foundation General Operating Support 01/28/22 $10,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts (Historical)
Ashland Greenwood Public Schools Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award 02/17/22 $3,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts (Historical)
Turning Pointe Survivor Advocacy Center General Operating Support 04/08/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts (Historical)
609 Chief Seattle Council Mariners Scout Luncheon (2022) 05/10/22 $10,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts (Historical)
Outdoors For All Foundation General Operating Support 05/03/22 $1,042.00 Trustee Directed Gifts (Historical)
Bone Creek Art Museum Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art Restoration Campaign 01/11/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts (Historical)
Boys and Girls Club of America (New York) General Operating Support 01/31/22 $15,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts (Historical)
Ryther Neurodiverse NW 2022: ‘Stronger Together’ Event 06/01/22 $500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts (Historical)
Washington Womens Foundation Annual Membership (2022) 06/27/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts (Historical)
University Of Washington Foundation Brotman Baty Institute Core Operating Support 07/14/22 $50,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts (Historical)
Recovery Cafe General Operating Support 11/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts (Historical)
The Seattle Academy Of Arts And Sciences General Operating Support 10/06/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts (Historical)
University Child Development School General Operating Support 10/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts (Historical)
UNF Charitable Fund Women Investing in Nebraska (WIN) Annual Membership (2022) 12/01/22 $2,400.00 Trustee Directed Gifts (Historical)
U-Power Dodge for a Cause Event Team Sponsorship 11/14/22 $1,250.00 Trustee Directed Gifts (Historical)
Amalgamated Charitable Foundation Emergent Fund: Movement Rapid Response Organizing Initiative 12/07/22 $50,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts (Historical)
TeenTix General Operating Support 12/12/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts (Historical)
U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) Youth Homelessness Staffing 03/07/24 $204,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Legal Counsel for Youth and Children General Operating Support 08/07/23 $225,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Washington State Department of Commerce Office of Homeless Youth 6560 Rapid Response Team 12/01/21 $70,000.00 Youth Homelessness
YMCA of Greater Seattle Facilitation of the Young Grantmakers Facilitator Funds 11/10/22 $46,000.00 Youth Homelessness
YouthCare General Operating Support 02/20/24 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
National Network for Youth Inc. National Learning Collaborative on Youth Homelessness Prevention 12/05/23 $40,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Mockingbird Society General Operating Support 11/08/23 $322,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Third Sector New England Inc. National Prevention Initiative Advancement 11/23/21 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc General Operating Support 10/25/22 $75,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Community Solutions International, Inc Youth Homelessness Proof of Concept Project 04/08/24 $100,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Youth Collaboratory, Inc. General Operating Support 12/05/23 $50,000.00 Youth Homelessness
TeamChild Youth Homelessness Advocacy Coordination 05/09/23 $27,500.00 Youth Homelessness
National Network for Youth Inc. National Prevention Initiative Advancement 11/23/21 $30,000.00 Youth Homelessness
True Colors United Expansion of the National Youth Forum on Homelessness 08/10/22 $100,000.00 Youth Homelessness
National Network for Youth Inc. Summit Sponsorship (2024) 01/31/24 $5,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Treehouse General Operating Support 04/19/24 $400.00 Youth Homelessness
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc General Operating Support 12/14/23 $170,000.00 Youth Homelessness