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
JustFund US General Operating Support 09/13/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Seattle Girls School General Operating Support 11/18/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy Annual Membership (2022) 02/17/22 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Richard Glover All Access to Life Foundation Inc. General Operating Support 12/20/19 $1,000.00 Community Giving
In Our Backyards, Inc. 2021 Annual Benefit 07/29/21 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Education Leaders of Color, Inc. General Operating Support 12/21/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
National Equity Project General Operating Support 09/19/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Partners Asia Solu Khumbu Poly Technical Academy/COVID-19 Relief Fund 08/21/20 $5,200.00 Community Giving
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy Power in Solidarity Gathering (2022) 02/17/22 $15,000.00 Community Giving
University Of Nebraska Foundation General Operating Support 12/20/19 $5,000.00 Community Giving
Washington Womens Foundation Annual Membership (2021) 06/11/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Plymouth Housing Group General Operating Support 12/16/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Chief Seattle Club Chief Seattle Club 50 Years Annual Event 09/14/20 $1,000.00 Community Giving
New Venture Fund General Operating Support 07/07/22 $2,100.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group Philanthropy Forward 12/18/19 $25,000.00 Community Giving
Mockingbird Society 2021 Annual Sponsorship (Speaker Series) 07/27/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Soulumination General Operating Support 11/14/22 $500.00 Community Giving
Philanthropy Northwest Annual Membership (2021) 03/12/21 $19,405.00 Community Giving
U-Power General Operating Support 11/18/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy General Operating Support 03/22/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group Executive Transition 12/18/19 $25,000.00 Community Giving
National Center for Family Philanthropy Annual Membership (2021) 07/07/21 $10,000.00 Community Giving
The Seattle Foundation General Operating Support 09/28/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Grantmakers For Effective Organizations Annual Membership (2021) 02/17/21 $7,390.00 Community Giving
University Child Development School General Operating Support 11/18/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
PolicyLink General Operating Support 03/22/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group Annual Conference (2020) 12/18/19 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group General Operating Support 10/21/21 $20,000.00 Community Giving
Northwest African American Museum Inc NAAM's Annual Unity Event (2022) 09/29/22 $10,000.00 Community Giving
YouthCare 35th Annual Virtual Luncheon 10/09/20 $2,000.00 Community Giving
United Negro College Fund Inc. (Seattle Chapter) General Operating Support 11/18/20 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Power California General Operating Support 03/30/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Montana History Foundation American Doorstop Project -- “An Artist’s Vision – Gene Roncka: Commemorative Signature Album 2020” 01/24/20 $2,000.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group Annual Membership (2021) 10/21/21 $15,000.00 Community Giving
Prospect Schools Inc. Brooklyn Prospect High School General Operating Support 10/18/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Estelita's Library General Operating Support 01/26/21 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Teammates Mentoring Program General Operating Support 11/18/20 $5,000.00 Community Giving
University of Southern California General Operating Support 03/22/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Grantmakers For Effective Organizations Annual Membership (2020) 02/21/20 $7,390.00 Community Giving
Social Venture Partners (Seattle) Annual Membership (2021) 07/22/21 $18,000.00 Community Giving
Center for Children’s Advocacy Inc. General Operating Support 10/06/22 $1,500.00 Community Giving
Washington State University Foundation WSU School of Hospitality Business Management General Fund 03/11/21 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Soulumination General Operating Support 11/18/20 $500.00 Community Giving
Promise54 General Operating Support 04/04/22 $1,000.00 Community Giving
Boys and Girls Club of America (New York) General Operating Support 02/07/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving
Independent Sector Annual Membership (2021) 07/29/21 $12,500.00 Community Giving
OneAmerica General Operating Support 03/11/21 $1,000.00 Community Giving
NPR Foundation General Operating Support 12/02/20 $2,500.00 Community Giving
Neighborhood Funders Group Amplify Fund 10/21/21 $50,000.00 Community Giving
Tiger Woods Foundation, Inc. General Operating Support 02/21/20 $10,000.00 Community Giving