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Will Oakland Lose Its Artistic Soul?

Will Oakland Lose Its Artistic Soul?

The cover story of today’s East Bay Express shares the voices behind the uncertain state of Oakland’s art scene. Oakland’s strong economic growth, thriving real estate market, and the reality of displacement present serious challenges to retaining vibrant communities...

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An Ode to Light Up Central Market

An Ode to Light Up Central Market

Go behind the scenes in our new video to learn more about Light Up Central Market, a public art project by the Luggage Store Gallery, funded by the Kenneth Rainin Foundation. Located in the heart of San Francisco’s Central Market, Light Up Central Market showcases the...

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February 2016 Arts Pipeline

February 2016 Arts Pipeline

Check out this month's performances from our grantees! 1/19 – 3/5. San Francisco Playhouse – The Nether. A new virtual wonderland provides total sensory immersion. But when a young detective uncovers a disturbing brand of entertainment, she triggers a dark battle over...

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Izzie Awards Honor Arts Grantees

Izzie Awards Honor Arts Grantees

Congratulations to all of the 2016 Isadora Duncan Dance Awards nominees, and especially our grantees for their outstanding achievements during the 2014-2015 season. These annual awards, also known as the Izzies, celebrate the unique richness, diversity and excellence...

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Our Love Letter to Oakland Families

Our Love Letter to Oakland Families

Step into the daily life of Oakland parents and caregivers as they talk, read and sing to significantly improve their babies’ abilities to build vocabulary and boost their brain development. View the Spanish version of this video. ­­­­ Valentine's Day is all about...

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Three Years of Impact

Three Years of Impact

Around this time in 2013 the Rainin Foundation welcomed the first cohort of four organizations into our Impact Grant Program. This capacity building program helps organizations navigate critical transitions and effectively achieve maximum potential. The grants are...

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Growing Gender Parity Movement in Film

Growing Gender Parity Movement in Film

by Jennifer Rainin, CEO, Kenneth Rainin Foundation In late January, I attended the Sundance Film Festival and returned inspired and excited by the momentum I saw to increase the number of women in film, both behind and in front of the camera. I am struck by the...

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2015 Grantee Perception Report

A Message About our Grantee Survey Results   January 2016 The Kenneth Rainin Foundation recently received the results of our very first Grantee Perception Survey, conducted on our behalf by the Center for Effective Philanthropy, to evaluate how we are doing. We...

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