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
King County Regional Homelessness Authority King County Regional Homelessness Authority Website Redesign Project 08/05/21 $8,000.00 Regional Homelessness
Grantmakers For Effective Organizations Annual Membership (2023) 01/31/23 $8,500.00 Community Giving
SchoolHouse Connection Development of SchoolHouse Connection PSA 10/23/20 $8,500.00 Education
Evans Scholars Foundation General Operating Support 10/02/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
API Chaya General Operating Support 12/06/21 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy Change Philanthropy UNITY Summit Sponsorship (2021) 03/02/21 $10,000.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Graduate School of Education's Dean Fund 11/03/21 $10,000.00 Community Giving
University Of Nebraska Foundation General Operating Support 12/01/22 $10,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Fellow - Michael Jones 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 06/30/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Northwest Vipassana Association General Operating Support 12/08/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
National Center for Family Philanthropy Annual Membership (2019 and 2020) 06/29/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Evans Scholars Foundation Par Club 10/13/21 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Northwest African American Museum Inc NAAM's Annual Unity Event (2022) 09/29/22 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Fellow - Samuel Martin 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 08/01/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc Annual Membership (2022) 07/27/21 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Fellow - Isaac Sanders 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 06/30/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Social Venture Partners International Re-imagine Initiative 08/07/20 $10,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Fellow - Dimitri Groce 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 06/29/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Evans Scholars Foundation Evans Scholars Foundation Match Play Challenge 02/28/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Grantmakers For Education 2020 Annual Conference Sponsorship 11/18/20 $10,000.00 Education
Fellow - Kenneth Sinclair 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 06/30/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Fellow - Johawna Whitlock 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 07/16/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc Annual Membership (2023) 07/19/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
FW Black Collective General Operating Support 11/18/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Evans Scholars Foundation Par Club 11/02/22 $10,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Fellow - Courtney Jackson 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 06/30/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Community Leaders Roundtable of Seattle General Operating Support 11/15/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
The Agape House Inc General Operating Support (via Young Adult Grant Advisory Committee) 08/27/21 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Fellow - Azia Ruff 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 07/29/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Seattle Indian Health Board Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Project 08/07/20 $10,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
TeamChild General Operating Support 03/10/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
RVC Seattle Creative Justice "General Operating Support" 11/18/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
University Of Nebraska Foundation General Operating Support 11/05/21 $10,000.00 Community Giving
609 Chief Seattle Council Mariners Scout Luncheon (2022) 05/10/22 $10,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
Therapeutic Health Services General Operating Support 11/15/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
National Center for Family Philanthropy Annual Membership (2022) 09/28/22 $10,000.00 Community Giving
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Stanford Buck/Cardinal Club 10/23/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
NewSchools Fund NewSchools Summit Sponsorship (2022) 05/10/22 $10,000.00 Education
United States Ski Team Foundation General Operating Support 01/28/22 $10,000.00 Trustee Directed Gifts
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation General Operating Support 11/15/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Education Leaders of Color, Inc. General Operating Support 12/21/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health Milwaukee Freedom Fund 09/01/20 $10,000.00 Special Initiatives
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc Annual Membership (2021) 05/21/20 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Graduate School of Education's Dean Fund 10/23/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
API Chaya General Operating Support 11/18/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
InvestED Covid-19 Student Fund 04/03/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Mockingbird Society General Operating Support 11/22/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
University Of Washington Foundation General Operating Support 06/05/20 $10,000.00 Education
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University 2022 First Principles Forum 05/20/22 $10,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Stanford Buck/Cardinal Club 12/01/22 $10,000.00 Community Giving