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
API Chaya General Operating Support 11/18/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Think of Us Envisioning and Co-Creating an Anti-Racist Legal System for Children 11/16/22 $100,000.00 RED 1 - National Strategy
RVC Seattle General Operating Support 11/15/22 $3,000.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
Telluride AIDS Benefit Telluride AIDS Benefit: General Operating Support 11/15/22 $1,000.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
Community Leaders Roundtable of Seattle General Operating Support 11/15/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Donors of Color Network Inc. Annual Membership (2022) 11/15/22 $25,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Treehouse General Operating Support 11/15/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Pacific Islander Community Association General Operating Support 11/15/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
College Success Foundation General Operating Support 11/15/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Therapeutic Health Services General Operating Support 11/15/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Farestart General Operating Support 11/15/22 $1,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation General Operating Support 11/15/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Plymouth Housing Group General Operating Support 11/15/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Northwest African American Museum Inc General Operating Support 11/15/22 $2,500.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
Panorama Global Hyphen Partnerships: General Operating Support 11/15/22 $200,000.00 RED Base
Tubman Center for Health & Freedom General Operating Support 11/15/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Wing Luke Memorial Foundation General Operating Support 11/15/22 $2,500.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
Northwest Ultimate Association General Operating Support 11/15/22 $2,000.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
U-Power Dodge for a Cause Event Team Sponsorship 11/14/22 $1,250.00 Trustee Directed Gifts (Historical)
Soulumination General Operating Support 11/14/22 $500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Thousand Currents Center for Transforming Philanthropy 11/14/22 $250,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
TeamMates Mentoring Program General Operating Support 11/14/22 $5,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Youth Collaboratory, Inc. National Prevention Initiative Advancement (ASPYHR) 11/14/22 $50,000.00 Youth Homelessness
U-Power General Operating Support 11/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Recovery Cafe General Operating Support 11/14/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts (Historical)
Computer History Museum General Operating Support 11/14/22 $1,000.00 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
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
Solidaire Network General Operating Support 11/10/22 $375,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Solidaire Network Movement Protection Fund 11/10/22 $125,000.00 RED - IDPI Cross Cut
YMCA of Greater Seattle Facilitation of the Young Grantmakers Facilitator Funds 11/10/22 $46,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Point Source Youth Inc. Prevention Direct Cash Transfers 11/04/22 $225,000.00 Youth Homelessness
School Board Partners General Operating Support 11/03/22 $650,000.00 Education
True Colors United National Prevention Initiative Advancement (ASPYHR) 11/03/22 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Third Sector New England Inc. A Way Home America: National Prevention Initiative Advancement (ASPYHR) 11/03/22 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Tides Foundation Core Operating Support - Center for Working Families Fund 11/03/22 $100,000.00 RED Base
American Association of School Administrators Inc BELE Network: Enlistment & Influence for Equity w/ ARPA Guidance 11/03/22 $150,000.00 Education
SchoolHouse Connection National Prevention Initiative Advancement (ASPYHR) 11/03/22 $15,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Evans Scholars Foundation Par Club 11/02/22 $10,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
National Network for Youth Inc. National Prevention Initiative Advancement (ASPYHR) 10/31/22 $30,000.00 Youth Homelessness
National Homelessness Law Center National Prevention Initiative Advancement (ASPYHR) 10/31/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Community Solutions International, Inc Youth Homelessness Proof of Concept 10/28/22 $100,000.00 Youth Homelessness
The Seattle Foundation The Seattle Times: Solutions Oriented Journalism Project on Homelessness 10/27/22 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
National Conference of State Legislatures NCSL Youth Homelessness Fellows Phase II​ 10/26/22 $150,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc General Operating Support 10/25/22 $75,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Mockingbird Society King County Youth Voice Project 10/24/22 $112,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Building Changes Building Changes Education Program 10/21/22 $775,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Building Changes Youth & Young Adult Homelessness Landscape and Plan 10/21/22 $50,000.00 Regional Homelessness
Treehouse Project Education Impact Implementation 10/20/22 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness