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Grantees Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Grantees Elected to National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences has elected 84 new members and 21 foreign associates in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. We are thrilled to congratulate our grantees, Herbert W. Virgin IV, MD, PhD, of Washington...

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Rainin Foundation Launches New Public Art Program

Rainin Foundation Launches New Public Art Program

Oakland, Calif. – The Kenneth Rainin Foundation announced today that it is launching a new public art program. The Open Spaces Program will support temporary place-based public art projects in Oakland and San Francisco that engage communities, showcase artistic...

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Loans That Fuel Artistic Endeavors

Loans That Fuel Artistic Endeavors

Access to flexible capital, a resource notoriously lacking in the arts sector, is essential for artists and arts organizations.  Many of our grantees are challenged by cash flow issues as they manage various disbursement schedules from funders, while juggling...

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The Healing Power of Microbes

The Healing Power of Microbes

Microbes: Love Them or Fear Them My favorite clinical microbiology professor once said, "There may be more bacterial cells in our bodies than human cells, so whether we love them or fear them, they are part of who we are." This simple statement initiated my conversion...

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Spring 2016 Filmmaking Grants Announced

Spring 2016 Filmmaking Grants Announced

Filmmaking Grant Program Awards More Than $200,000 to Seven Projects   San Francisco, CA — The San Francisco Film Society (SFFS), in partnership with the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, announced today the projects that will receive a total of $215,000 in funding in the...

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When Early Literacy is Fun and Games

When Early Literacy is Fun and Games

The Rainin Foundation recently launched the pilot year of a grant opportunity for faith leaders at places of worship who, like us, want to support language and literacy development for Oakland’s youngest learners, children from birth to 5 years old. Over the past...

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April 2016 Arts Pipeline

April 2016 Arts Pipeline

This month's lineup of performances by our grantees is sure to keep you busy! 2/21 – 4/12. Playwrights Foundation – Rough Reading Series. The Rough Reading Series is a festival in which Playwrights Foundation brings a new play to light. The first readings of 2016...

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2015 Turning Points: Reflections of the Year

2015 Turning Points: Reflections of the Year

I am delighted to announce that the Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s Turning Points: 2015 is now online. It's our second year publishing this multi-media report to showcase some of the proudest moments in our programs, including highlights of our grantees' accomplishments...

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Oakland’s Big Promise

Oakland’s Big Promise

A new initiative, Oakland Promise, is making a big commitment to Oakland’s future—to reach kids at all stages of their lives to get them prepared for college. The ambitious goal is to triple college graduation rates among Oakland students in the next ten years. We’re...

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Sustaining Data to Sustain the Arts

Sustaining Data to Sustain the Arts

Sustain Arts, a dynamic and interactive way to access and explore arts and cultural data in the Bay Area, has arrived. Designed by and for those working in cultural communities, Sustain Arts resources are available to anyone interested in using the latest in data and...

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