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November Arts Pipeline

November Arts Pipeline

There is so much happening in Bay Area this November. Check out what some of the Kenneth Rainin Foundation's current and past grant recipients are up to below. Eager for more? As always, please take a look at Dancers' Group and Theater Bay Area's calendars as well....

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Volunteers Transform Classroom Libraries

Volunteers Transform Classroom Libraries

A short time ago I blogged about the launch of Oakland Reads 2020 (OR 2020), a citywide collaboration aimed at doubling the percentage of Oakland children who are reading on grade level; a key predictor of high school graduation and career success. Since then, the OR...

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Under the Microscope: Health Grants Highlight

Under the Microscope: Health Grants Highlight

Welcome to our new health blog series, Under the Microscope: Health Grants Highlight, which will describe the terrific work that our Kenneth Rainin Foundation grantees are doing. This past July, the Foundation awarded 15 new research grants totaling $1.5 million. As...

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Join the Party | Oakland Classroom Libraries Need You

The Oakland Reads 2020 campaign invites volunteers to participate in Book Leveling parties at four Oakland elementary schools on Saturday, October 19, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. Volunteers will assist by looking up and labeling classroom books according to their...

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October Arts Pipeline

October Arts Pipeline

October is a great month for performances in the Bay Area--which also means there are some tough decisions to be made about what to see! This month, we're making it even tougher, as we've added some film events, associated with our partners at the San Francisco Film...

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2014 State of the Foundation

2014   Focused and Bold The Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s philosophy continues to differentiate us from the crowd with each passing year. We approach our work with our eyes and our ears, interested primarily in our grantees and the challenges they face in their fields....

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September Performance Pipeline

September Performance Pipeline

Our second Arts Performance Pipeline offers recommendations for September, with a focus on Bay Area dance and theater. As usual, we list only current and past grantee projects. Occasionally, we might omit performances due to the timing of our posts or to avoid...

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Getting Schooled on School Attendance

Getting Schooled on School Attendance

The new school year is upon us. Children are returning to school with an armload of supplies, meeting or reconnecting with friends and teachers, and basking in the promise of a new and exciting year. For some students, however, the novelty will wear off quickly and...

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Classroom Libraries Need Your Help

Leveled books are essential to help students find "just-right" books for their reading abilities. On Saturday, September 21, from 9 a.m. - 12 noon, the Oakland Literacy Coalition (OLC), as part of the Oakland Reads 2020 third grade reading campaign, will be sponsoring...

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