San Francisco’s Mid-Market Tango

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in Arts Blog, Blog, News | 0 comments

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 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 | 0 comments

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation is pleased to announce three 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

Sundance Success

Posted by on Dec 17, 2013 in Announcement, Arts Blog, Blog, News |

We’re over the moon at the news that FOUR of the independent films supported by the San Francisco Film Society/Kenneth Rainin Foundation (SFFS/KRF) filmmaking grants will be screened at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Read the announcement issued by the Kenneth Rainin Foundation.   Photo: Josh Wiggins in Hellion, directed by Kat Candler. Photo credit – Lauren... Read More

San Francisco Mayor Announces Community Arts Stabilization Trust (CAST)

Posted by on Nov 19, 2013 in News |

Contact: Mayor’s Office of Communications, 415-554-6131 MAYOR ANNOUNCES NEW NONPROFIT VENTURE TO PROVIDE PERMANENT HOMES FOR ARTS ORGANIZATIONS IN CENTRAL MARKET & THE TENDERLOIN Community Arts Stabilization Trust (CAST) Keeps Arts Organizations Thriving in Central Market & Tenderloin Neighborhoods San Francisco, CA—Mayor Edwin M. Lee and District Six Supervisor Jane Kim joined newly formed nonprofit Community Arts Stabilization Trust... Read More

Winners Announced for Fall 2013 San Francisco Film Society/Kenneth Rainin Foundation Filmmaking Grants

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Announcement, Arts Blog, News |

October 31, 2013 – The San Francisco Film Society (SFFS), in partnership with the Kenneth Rainin Foundation (KRF), announced today the projects that will receive a total of $425,000 in funding—by far the largest amount disbursed to date—in the latest round of SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grants. Nine filmmaking teams were granted funding to help with their next stage of production, from screenwriting to post. The Film Society’s flagship SFFS/KRF... Read More