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
Donors of Color Network Inc. Annual Membership (2020) 07/30/20 $25,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Donors of Color Network Inc. Tamaya Retreat (2022) 04/05/22 $15,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Donors of Color Network Inc. Annual Membership (2021) 08/27/21 $25,000.00 Impact Driven Philanthropy
Donorschoose.Org How to Be an Anti-Racist Classroom Books (Mrs. Watje Room, Mt. Tahoma High School) 09/28/20 $959.50 Community Giving
Education Law Center Inc. General Operating Support 09/26/19 $2,400.00 Education
Education Leaders of Color, Inc. BELE Network: General Operating Support 05/12/21 $175,000.00 Education
Education Leaders of Color, Inc. General Operating Support 12/21/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Education Resource Strategies Inc. BELE Network: Equipping Chief Equity Officers to Drive Transformation (2021-2023) 07/26/21 $200,000.00 Education
Education Trust Inc. Building Public Will for More Equitable Funding in Maryland 01/22/20 $75,000.00 Education
Education Trust Inc. Alliance for Resource Equity Core Operating Support 06/03/20 $700,000.00 Education
Education Trust Inc. Alliance for Resource Equity Core Operating Support 06/07/22 $900,000.00 Education
El Education, Inc. General Operating Support (BELE Network) 03/27/20 $3,000.00 Education
El Education, Inc. General Operating Support (BELE Network) 10/21/19 $2,000.00 Education
Equal Justice Initiative General Operating Support 10/02/20 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Equal Justice Works Equal Justice Works Fellowship 04/23/20 $130,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Equal Opportunity Schools BELE Network: Project 10K - Tool & Educator Training Resource Development (2019-2022) 10/17/19 $1,200,000.00 Education
Equal Opportunity Schools General Operating Support (BELE Network) 03/27/20 $1,500.00 Education
Equal Opportunity Schools General Operating Support (BELE Network) 10/21/19 $3,000.00 Education
Equity in Education Coalition General Operating Support 04/13/20 $20,000.00 Education
Equity in Education Coalition "Decolonizing Education Through Anti-Racism & Equity" Conference Sponsorship 09/20/19 $15,000.00 Special Initiatives
Evans Scholars Foundation General Operating Support 10/02/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Evans Scholars Foundation Par Club 10/13/21 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Evans Scholars Foundation Evans Scholars Foundation Match Play Challenge 02/28/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Fair Count Inc. Census 2020 Fund 02/01/20 $80,000.00 Special Initiatives
Farestart General Operating Support 06/05/20 $25,000.00 Community Giving
Farestart General Operating Support 04/03/20 $6,000.00 Community Giving
Farestart General Operating Support 08/27/21 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Fellow - Azia Ruff 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 07/29/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Fellow - Barbara Rockey 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 07/29/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Fellow - Courtney Jackson 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 06/30/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Fellow - Drisana Malaambo 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 07/11/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Fellow - Kenneth Sinclair 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 06/30/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Fellow - Michael Jones 2022 Community Leaders Fellowship 06/30/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Florida Philanthropic Network Inc. Florida Counts Census 2020 Fund 02/01/20 $70,000.00 Special Initiatives
Fostering Media Connections Washington State Youth Homelessness Coverage 07/20/20 $17,300.00 Youth Homelessness
Fostering Media Connections Washington State Youth Homelessness Coverage (RENEWAL) 06/27/22 $50,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Fostering Media Connections Washington State Youth Homelessness Coverage 04/08/21 $21,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Foundation for California Community Colleges California Learning Lab First Inaugural Annual Conference 07/19/22 $10,000.00 Education
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Obliteride 08/09/19 $500.00 Community Giving
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Obliteride 06/30/20 $500.00 Community Giving
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Obliteride 06/01/21 $500.00 Community Giving
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Obliteride 08/09/19 $500.00 Community Giving
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Obliteride 08/09/19 $500.00 Community Giving
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc National Racial Equity Working Group 12/03/20 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc Annual Membership (2023) 07/19/22 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc Funders Network for Youth Success (Youth Homelessness) 10/23/20 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc Philanthropy's Role on Homelessness Prevention focused on Youth & Young Adults 10/29/20 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc Annual Membership (2022) 07/27/21 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc Funder Education on Racial Equity and Justice 10/29/20 $25,000.00 Youth Homelessness
Funders Together To End Homelessness Inc Annual Membership (2021) 05/21/20 $10,000.00 Youth Homelessness