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
Fellow - Johawna Whitlock 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 07/16/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
University Of Washington Foundation Brotman Baty Institute Core Operating Support 07/14/22 $50,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts (Historical)
Fellow - Drisana Malaambo 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 07/11/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
New Venture Fund Seek Common Ground: Student Action Network for Equity 07/07/22 $25,000.00 Education
New Venture Fund Communities for Just Schools Fund: General Operating Support 07/07/22 $2,100.00 Community Giving
Interim Community Development Association General Operating Support 07/01/22 $2,500.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc. Equity Accelerator: Institutional Transformation for Equitable Student Success in Higher Education Core Operations 07/01/22 $560,000.00 Education
Fellow - Michael Jones 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 06/30/22 $10,000.00 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 - Dimitri Groce 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 06/29/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Fostering Media Connections Washington State Youth Homelessness Coverage 06/27/22 $50,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Washington Womens Foundation Annual Membership (2022) 06/27/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts (Historical)
Policy Innovators in Education Network Inc. General Operating Support 06/24/22 $75,000.00 Education
Social Good Fund SeekHer Foundation: General Operating Support 06/23/22 $2,500.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities General Operating Support 06/21/22 $900,000.00 Education
Mockingbird Society 2022 Youth Leadership Summit Sponsorship 06/15/22 $2,500.00 Youth Homelessness
Education Trust Inc. Alliance for Resource Equity Core Operating Support 06/07/22 $900,000.00 Education
Children’s Defense Fund General Operating Support 06/01/22 $50,000.00 Executive Director Discretionary
The Loveland Foundation General Operating Support 06/01/22 $2,500.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
Africatown Community Land Trust General Operating Support 06/01/22 $2,500.00 Employee Anniversary Gifts
Ryther General Operating Support 06/01/22 $500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
National Center for Youth Law General Operating Support 05/24/22 $750,000.00 Education
Learning Policy Institute General Operating Support 05/23/22 $900,000.00 Education
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University 2022 First Principles Forum 05/20/22 $10,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
OneAmerica Movement Family Reunion (2022) 05/18/22 $5,000.00 Community Giving
NewSchools Fund NewSchools Summit Sponsorship (2022) 05/10/22 $10,000.00 Education
609 Chief Seattle Council Mariners Scout Luncheon (2022) 05/10/22 $10,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts (Historical)
Social Justice Fund Northwest General Operating Support 05/06/22 $300,000.00 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
National Public Education Support Fund Education Funders Strategy Group Membership (2022) 05/04/22 $25,000.00 Education
Outdoors For All Foundation General Operating Support 05/03/22 $1,042.00 Trustee Directed Gifts (Historical)
The Seattle Foundation Belonging Gathering with Civic Commons (2022) 04/28/22 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Building Changes We Are In: Partnership for Zero 04/26/22 $50,000.00 Youth Homelessness
The Seattle Foundation Grantmakers for Thriving Youth, Education Forward Fund 04/21/22 $200,000.00 Education 1 - Field Building
Center for Effective Philanthropy Longitudinal Study of Effects of Large Unrestricted Gifts 04/15/22 $200,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
New Venture Fund Leading Now: Responsive Communications Support for System Leaders 04/13/22 $150,000.00 RED Base
Turning Pointe Survivor Advocacy Center General Operating Support 04/08/22 $2,500.00 Trustee Directed Gifts (Historical)
Grantmakers For Education 2022 Annual Membership 04/05/22 $3,700.00 Education
Donors of Color Network Inc. Tamaya Retreat (2022) 04/05/22 $15,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Race Forward General Operating Support 04/05/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Promise54 General Operating Support 04/04/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
SchoolHouse Connection Education Leads Home: Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness in the Pandemic Recovery and Beyond 04/04/22 $500,000.00 Youth Homelessness
PICO California General Operating Support 03/30/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Liberty Hill Foundation General Operating Support 03/30/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
InnerCity Struggle General Operating Support 03/30/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Community Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment General Operating Support 03/30/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Panorama Global Hyphen Partnerships: General Operating Support 03/30/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving