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Public Art Grant Opportunity & Workshops

Public Art Grant Opportunity & Workshops

Attend an Open Spaces Program workshop and learn about the Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s grants to support temporary, place-based public art projects in San Francisco and Oakland. The information sessions are open to Bay Area artists and nonprofit organizations. You’ll...

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Real Estate Workshops for Oakland Arts Groups

Real Estate Workshops for Oakland Arts Groups

Top photo: Imaginative Oakland skyline. Photo credit: B Hartford J Strong If your Oakland arts organization is thinking about taking the next step towards finding long-term, affordable space, attend a three-part workshop series designed to help you with the planning...

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A Dancer’s Daring Breakthrough

A Dancer’s Daring Breakthrough

In a single moment, the world can change—for a student and teacher, a researcher opening a new window into a mysterious disease, or an audience captivated by a dance performance. These are Breakthrough Moments, stories of innovation and imagination, that provide...

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We Love Oakland Teachers

We Love Oakland Teachers

Above: Watch our short video and see the magic that is happening in Oakland classrooms. It's Teacher Appreciation Day and we're high-fiving the dedicated teachers who are helping Oakland children make amazing leaps in learning. Their students shared some very...

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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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