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
Casa Latina General Operating Support 03/11/21 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Cascade Public Media KCTS 9 General Operating Support 11/10/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Cascade Public Media KCTS 9 General Operating Support 10/13/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Center for Community Change General Operating Support 07/27/22 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Center for Community Change Workshop Fellowship 08/02/22 $50,000.00 Executive Director Discretionary
Center for Community Service Fund Housing Connector 04/03/20 $6,000.00 Community Giving
Center for Effective Philanthropy COVID Pledge Research Project (Year Two) 08/21/20 $25,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities General Operating Support 06/21/22 $900,000.00 Education
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities General Operating Support 03/25/20 $600,000.00 Education
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities General Operating Support 10/11/19 $1,050.00 Education
Chapin Hall Center for Children No More Missed Opportunities: The Youth Homelessness Prevention Initiative 12/16/19 $450,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Chapin Hall Center for Children Voices of Youth Count (Partnership with CloseKnit) 11/12/21 $7,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Chapin Hall Center for Children Examining Youth & Racial Dimensions of COVID-19 10/06/20 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Chief Seattle Club Chief Seattle Club 50 Years Annual Event 09/14/20 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Child Welfare Innovations Inc. Foster America: Leveraging Human Centered Design Expertise to Prevent Youth Homelessness 06/24/20 $79,970.00 Youth Homelessness
Children & Youth Justice Center Philanthropy for Child Well Being (fka Philanthropist Forum) 09/02/22 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Children & Youth Justice Center General Operating Support 05/21/20 $8,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Children & Youth Justice Center State Youth Homelessness Advocacy Coordination 12/09/19 $40,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Children & Youth Justice Center Youth Homeless Advocacy Coordination 02/16/22 $36,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Children & Youth Justice Center Youth Homelessness Advocacy Coordination 12/01/20 $45,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Children & Youth Justice Center Coordinated strategy to provide statewide Holistic Children’s Legal Services 12/10/20 $30,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Children’s Defense Fund General Operating Support 06/01/22 $50,000.00 Executive Director Discretionary
CloseKnit Voices of Youth Count (Partnership with Chapin Hall) 11/12/21 $7,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Coalition for a Diverse Harvard, Inc. General Operating Support 11/12/21 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Coalition For Juvenile Justice Collaborating for Change 11/15/20 $55,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Coalition For Juvenile Justice Collaborating for Change 01/24/22 $45,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Collaborative For Academic Social and Emotional Learning BELE Network: Collaborating Districts Initiative: Network of Equity Districts (2019-2023) 10/17/19 $2,000,000.00 Education
Collaborative For Academic Social and Emotional Learning BELE Network: Design, Implementation and Management of Building (Next Gen 2020-2023) 10/01/20 $1,290,000.00 Education
College Success Foundation General Operating Support 11/10/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
College Success Foundation General Operating Support 10/21/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Color of Change Education Fund Inc. Winning Against the Backlash National Campaign 12/01/21 $200,000.00 Conditions of Racial Equity Cross Cut
Colorado State University Reinvention Collaborative Annual Conference 09/20/21 $7,500.00 Education
Colorado State University Boyer Commission 2040: Blueprint for Excellence & Equity in Undergraduate Education 10/08/21 $50,000.00 Education
Colorado State University Reinvention Collaborative General Operating Support 11/20/20 $2,500.00 Education
Columbia Legal Services State Youth Homelessness Advocacy Coordination 12/20/19 $7,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Columbia Legal Services Youth Homeless Advocacy Coordination 12/09/20 $7,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Common Counsel Foundation Visionary Freedom Fund 07/10/20 $75,000.00 Special Initiatives
Common Counsel Foundation Visionary Freedom Fund 12/13/21 $50,000.00 Youth Serving Systems - Cross Cutting
Common Counsel Foundation Still We Rise Fund 12/07/20 $30,000.00 Special Initiatives
Commonwealth Institute For Fiscal Analysis General Operating Support 10/11/19 $1,200.00 Education
Communities Foundation of Texas Inc. Texas Counts Pooled Fund Census 2020 02/01/20 $70,000.00 Special Initiatives
Communities of Color Coalition Prevention of Youth Homelessness 10/23/20 $37,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Community Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment General Operating Support 03/30/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Computer History Museum General Operating Support 11/10/20 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Computer History Museum General Operating Support 10/13/21 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc. White Privilege Documentary 03/12/21 $30,000.00 Special Initiatives
Council of Chief State School Officers BELE Network: Equipping State Teams to Drive Equity Transformation 07/26/21 $300,000.00 Education
Digital Promise Global BELE Network: Toronto Anti-Racist Collaboration (District Network) (2021-2023) 07/22/21 $250,000.00 Education
Donors of Color Action Inc. **N40 FUNDED** General Operating and Capacity Building Support 06/01/20 $300,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Donors of Color Network Inc. Annual Membership (2021) 08/27/21 $25,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy