Imagining Central Market Online Exhibition for Five Finalists

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in Arts Blog, News | 0 comments

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation is thrilled to announce five finalists for the Imagining Central Market initiative and to present an online exhibition of the proposed projects. The winner will be selected in August and will receive a $100,000 grant to implement their project. Imagining Central Market supports the creation of a large-scale, interactive installation that explores the themes of identity and place in San Francisco’s Central Market... Read More

Market Forces: San Francisco’s Mid-Market Corridor

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in Arts Blog, Blog, News |

Read about San Francisco’s mid-Market corridor rapid transformation and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s role in it. The article from the July issue of  American Theatre Magazine explores whether all these changes will jibe with the post-gentrification vision of its performing-arts stakeholders. Article by Robert Avila One evening last December, a hundred or so activists marched down Market Street, San Francisco’s central thoroughfare,... Read More

San Francisco’s Mid-Market Tango

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in Arts Blog, Blog, News |

Read about San Francisco’s Mid-Market area and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s role in supporting arts organizations in this area in the April 11 Issue of SFAQ International Arts & Culture. Article by Lani Asher In 2011 San Francisco passed a payroll tax break for tech businesses in the “blighted” Mid-Market area, to retain established Tech companies and to attract new ones. The result of this was not lost on me the other... Read More

New Staff Appointments

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in Announcement, News |

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation is pleased to announce two new appointments effective April 1, 2014. Lilly Giraldo, Grants Administrator Lilly Giraldo will facilitate the Foundation’s awards process for each of its program areas. She previously worked for the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, where she coordinated the grantmaking process for a $20 million portfolio. Ms. Giraldo holds a BA in Art History from Yale University and worked for... Read More

Sundance Entry Has Strong Ties to Bay Area

Posted by on Jan 2, 2014 in Arts Blog, News |

Hellion, which makes its world premiere at January’s Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. dramatic competition, was completed with the help of a $70,000 San Francisco Film Society/Kenneth Rainin Foundation postproduction grant. Read more about the film in this San Francisco Chronicle article by Pam Grady.   Photo: Kat Candler and Josh Wiggins – photo credit Lauren... Read More