Our Mission

Reading on grade level by third grade is one of the most important predictors for high school graduation and career success. The Kenneth Rainin Foundation seeks to ensure that all of Oakland’s students are reading at or above grade-level by the end of third grade. To this end, our Education grant making supports strategies to reduce early disparities in language and literacy development, promote quality early learning, build strong families and support grade level reading.

Who We Work With

We partner with a collaborative group of funders, nonprofit organizations and the Oakland Unified School District. We seek to leverage and maximize resources, and welcome participation and matching funds from other foundations and corporations.

Read more about our work in our Education Blog.


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