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Sit, Talk and Enjoy the Light

Sit, Talk and Enjoy the Light

Go behind the scenes in this video to learn more about Light Up Central Market, a public art project by the Luggage Store Gallery, funded by the Kenneth Rainin Foundation. San Francisco's Central Market neighborhood got a lot brighter in September when we joined...

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Inspiring Big Returns for Early Education

Inspiring Big Returns for Early Education

The difference between a fragile foundation and a solid one can ripple throughout a child’s life. This is the message that was underscored on a September evening when the Kenneth Rainin Foundation and our partners from First Five Years Fund, UCSF Benioff Children's...

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October 2015 Arts Pipeline

October 2015 Arts Pipeline

October is full of amazing events and productions by current and past grant recipients! 9/4 – 10/11. New Conservatory Theatre Center – For the Love of Comrades. This new play from Ireland uncovers the largely unknown but fascinating alliance between Welsh miners and...

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Have A Seat, Enjoy the Street in the Name of Art

Have A Seat, Enjoy the Street in the Name of Art

by Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle Everything has been tried on Market Street except maybe a porch swing. One of those went up Sunday night, and by Monday morning Tanya Rains and David Riley are rocking gently upon it, eating their breakfast of day-old rolls from...

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Flipping the Switch to Light Up Central Market

Flipping the Switch to Light Up Central Market

New installations that combine art and technology are headed to San Francisco’s Central Market to illuminate this exceptionally dynamic downtown neighborhood. Join us on Wednesday, September 30, 6:30–8:00 p.m., at 1028 Market Street, San Francisco, when we gather to...

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Innovations Symposium: Measuring What Matters

Innovations Symposium: Measuring What Matters

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s Health program strives to create more opportunities to transform IBD research and eradicate the disease. We do this in several ways: by funding innovative proof of principal scientific research, hosting an annual Symposium that attracts...

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Grantee News Round Up: Summer 2015

Grantee News Round Up: Summer 2015

We're delighted to share these stories about our grantees—the talented organizations and individuals we are privileged to support. Health Grantees Gel 'Eases Inflammatory Bowel Problems' BBC News, August 12, 2015 Our grantee Dr. Jeff Karp, Brigham and Women's Hospital...

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In the Spotlight: LEVYdance

In the Spotlight: LEVYdance

LEVYdance For more than a decade, LEVYdance has been a dynamic San Francisco dance institution, known for artistic excellence, creative collaborations, and a home studio in the SoMa (South of Market) neighborhood. At the core of LEVYdance is an internationally touring...

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Powerful Data Arrives for First Day of School

Powerful Data Arrives for First Day of School

Guest Blog: Jean Wing, Director of Research, Assessment and Data, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) This summer the Oakland Unified School District revolutionized how leaders use data to make decisions that strengthen teaching and accelerate learning for every...

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September 2015 Arts Pipeline

September 2015 Arts Pipeline

8/28 – 9/4. Aurora Theatre Company – Mud Blue Sky. In this new comedy by Marisa Wegrzyn, three middle-aged flight attendants reunite during a layover near O’Hare Airport, joined by an unlikely fourth companion, a teenage boy adrift on his prom night. A tender yet...

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