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
Stand Up For Equity **N40 FUNDED** General Operating Support 03/01/22 $200,000.00 RED Base
OneAmerica 2021 20th Anniversary Celebration 10/04/21 $4,700.00 Community Giving
In Our Backyards, Inc. 2021 Annual Benefit 07/29/21 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Mockingbird Society 2021 Annual Sponsorship (Speaker Series) 07/27/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Grantmakers For Education 2022 Annual Membership 04/05/22 $3,700.00 Education
NW Children's Foundation 2022 Community Annual Forum - Buffering Intergenerational Trauma: Child Well-Being and Community-Based Resilience 01/31/22 $5,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Fellow - Courtney Jackson 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 06/30/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Fellow - Kenneth Sinclair 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 06/30/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Fellow - Isaac Sanders 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 06/30/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Fellow - Azia Ruff 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 07/29/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Fellow - Michael Jones 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 06/30/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Fellow - Barbara Rockey 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 07/29/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Fellow - Drisana Malaambo 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 07/11/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Fellow - Samuel Martin 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 08/01/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Fellow - Dimitri Groce 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 06/29/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Fellow - Johawna Whitlock 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 07/16/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University 2022 First Principles Forum 05/20/22 $10,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Mockingbird Society 2022 Youth Leadership Summit Sponsorship 06/15/22 $2,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Grantmakers For Education 2023 Annual Membership 05/03/23 $3,700.00 Education
Center for Community Change 2023 Community Change Champion Awards Sponsorship 07/31/22 $5,000.00 Executive Director Discretionary
Fellow 2023 - Fredricka "Freddie" Pie 2023 Community Leaders Fellowship 12/01/23 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Fellow 2023 - Shaun Frazier 2023 Community Leaders Fellowship 12/01/23 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Fellow 2023 - Zaheed Lynch 2023 Community Leaders Fellowship 12/01/23 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Fellow 2023 - Rhea Yo 2023 Community Leaders Fellowship 12/05/23 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Fellow 2023 - Kevin Mangat 2023 Community Leaders Fellowship 12/05/23 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Fellow 2023 - Jemella Kennebrew 2023 Community Leaders Fellowship 12/05/23 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Fellow 2023 - Deonate Oshal Cruz 2023 Community Leaders Fellowship 12/06/23 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Fellow 2023 - Jeffrey "Jeff" Abdullah 2023 Community Leaders Fellowship 12/05/23 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Fellow 2023 - Amanda Sandoval 2023 Community Leaders Fellowship 12/01/23 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Alliance For Education 2024 Annual Gala Sponsorship 04/10/24 $8,000.00 Community Giving
Grantmakers For Education 2024 Annual Membership 03/13/24 $6,000.00 Education 1 - Field Building
NW Children's Foundation 2024 Community Annual Forum Sponsorship - Child Well-Being & the New Science of Trauma 01/17/24 $5,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy 2024 Conference Sponsorship 04/26/24 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Grantmakers For Education 2024 Conference Sponsorship 04/10/24 $7,500.00 Education 1 - Field Building
Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle 22nd Annual Breakfast Sponsorship (2023) 08/16/23 $3,000.00 Community Giving
Tides Center 22nd Century Initiative: General Operating Support 11/02/23 $25,000.00 RED Base
Third Sector New England Inc. A Way Home America: General Operating Support 12/01/21 $300,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Third Sector New England Inc. A Way Home America: National Learning Collaborative on Youth Homelessness Prevention 12/11/23 $20,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Third Sector New England Inc. A Way Home America: National Prevention Initiative Advancement (ASPYHR) 11/03/22 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Third Sector New England Inc. A Way Home America: Stakeholder Convening & Advocacy Education 12/01/23 $300,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Third Sector New England Inc. A Way Home Washington Core Operations 09/12/22 $12,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Third Sector New England Inc. A Way Home Washington: General Operating Support 12/01/21 $430,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Third Sector New England Inc. A Way Home Washington: General Operating Support 04/27/23 $322,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Third Sector New England Inc. A Way Home Washington: Youth & Young Adult Homelessness Landscape Scan Report Development with WA State OHY 03/27/23 $38,150.00 Youth Homelessness
New Venture Fund AAPI Civic Engagement Fund General Operating Support 04/01/24 $150,000.00 RED 1 - National Strategy
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education ABA Commission on Homelessness & Poverty "Runaway and Homeless Youth and the Law: Model State Statutes" 09/02/21 $100,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Treehouse Aileen McGinnis Fund 08/09/23 $5,000.00 Trustee Directed (One Time)
Education Trust Inc. Alliance for Resource Equity Core Operating Support 06/07/22 $900,000.00 Education
Tubman Center for Health & Freedom Allies for Healthier Systems for Health & Abundance in Youth: General Operating Support 11/11/22 $500,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Tubman Center for Health & Freedom Allies for Healthier Systems for Health & Abundance in Youth: King County Prevention Strategy 12/06/23 $500,000.00 Youth Homelessness