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A Commitment to Fund Innovative Research

A Commitment to Fund Innovative Research

This Earth Day people will March for Science in more than 500 cities around the world. Whether or not you participate in a march, you are probably concerned about cuts to federal funding and the impact on innovative research. So are we. As a funder of novel, high-risk...

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Arts Funding in Tumultuous Times

Arts Funding in Tumultuous Times

"In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable." Dwight Eisenhower’s words echo as the Kenneth Rainin Foundation Arts program embarks on a strategic planning process this year. Preparing for battle is an apt...

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A New Venture into the World of Tech

A New Venture into the World of Tech

A particle physicist at a small tech start-up in Silicon Valley is helping to create a wireless, wearable patch that will give doctors a comprehensive picture of what’s going on in the human gut—something that’s never been done before. In December 2016, the Kenneth...

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Foundations Unite to Support Immigrants

Foundations Unite to Support Immigrants

Top photo: People hold hands and stand together in solidarity during a peaceful demonstration around Oakland’s Lake Merritt in November 2016. Photo credit: Noah Salzman/Wikipedia. The Kenneth Rainin Foundation joins more than 190 philanthropic organizations across the...

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How to Get the Funds You Need

How to Get the Funds You Need

At the Rainin Foundation, we don’t have a one-size-fits-all approach to serving our community. And we don’t believe in boxing people in. Like the artists and arts organizations we serve, we like to draw outside the lines. For example, we believe that the long-held...

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A Researcher’s Breakthrough Moment

A Researcher’s Breakthrough Moment

Above: Dr. Gwendalyn Randolph, professor in the Department of Pathology and Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. In a single moment, the world can change—for a student and teacher, an audience captivated by a dance performance, or a...

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