Amy Seiwert's Imagery - SKETCH 2
photo credit: David DeSilva

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation champions visionary small and mid-size arts organizations and artists that are pushing boundaries in content and form while moving ideas from the margins to the mainstream. Our performing arts funding includes three core initiatives, the NEW Program, formerly the Visibility Awards, the RENEW Program and the Impact Grant Program. Each is designed to strengthen the Bay Area as a center for experimentation in the arts; address key structural issues that impede the sector’s ability to thrive; and elevate the visibility of the region’s creative sector locally, nationally, and internationally.


Our Arts Strategy Snapshot, the latest tool we’ve developed to communicate our work. Click the image to enlarge.

To further our vision of creating a vibrant hub for artists, we partner with the San Francisco Film Society (SFFS) to uplift the Bay Area filmmaking community. Through the SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grants, the Kenneth Rainin Foundation provides support and funding for projects that explore the social issues of our time. Funding from the Rainin Foundation also supports SFFS Programs like FilmHouse, Off the Page, SFFS Producers Initiative, and the Women Filmmaker Fellowship Program.

Click here to view our Arts Strategy Snapshot, the latest tool we’ve developed in collaboration with the Williams Group to communicate our work.

Top photo: Amy Seiwert’s Imagery, “SKETCH 2: The Women Choreographers”. Photo credit: David DeSilva

Learn more about the Rainin Foundation.

View the Arts Awards calendar.