Shelley Trott Wins Prestigious Scrivner Award

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Announcement, News | 0 comments

Oakland, Calif. – Congratulations to Shelley Trott, Director of Arts Strategy and Ventures at the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, who was selected as the winner of the Council on Foundations’ Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking. The award was established to honor grantmakers who are making a critical difference in a creative way. “Every day, philanthropic leaders look to each other for inspiration,” stated... Read More

Planting SEEDS of Early Literacy

Posted by on Sep 5, 2014 in Education Blog, News | 0 comments

Read about what Oakland’s Transitional Kindergarten teachers are doing to  improve early literacy and enhance the social and emotional development of young children, and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s role in it. Blog by Great Oakland Public Schools Lorraine Mann has been a teacher at Prescott Elementary School for 17 years and a transitional kindergarten (TK) teacher for three years. This school year feels different, though, and... Read More

Imagining Central Market Grant Awarded to Luggage Store Gallery

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Arts Blog, News |

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation announced today that the Luggage Store Gallery was selected as the winner of its Imagining Central Market initiative. The Luggage Store, the lead organization in a collaborative effort that includes the Nighthouse Studio and Hyphae Design Laboratory, will receive a $100,000 grant award to create Light Up Central Market, seven site-specific art installations that will illuminate buildings and sidewalks on Central... Read More

Imagining Central Market Online Exhibition for Five Finalists

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

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