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We envision a world where all Oakland children read at or above grade level, no one suffers from Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Bay Area artists thrive.

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What We Fund

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What We’re Learning

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 Collaboration and innovation are at the heart of all our programs. Read more about our grant opportunities.

Foundation News & Stories

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Collage of headshots of the 2023 SFFILM Rainin Grant recipients.
2023 Filmmaking Grantees Announced

11/22/2023 | Arts

SFFILM and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation announced the 17 recipients for the 2023 SFFILM Rainin Grant, which supports narrative projects at different stages of production.

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Aligning Oakland’s Literacy Ecosystem

11/16/2023 | Education

The Oakland Literacy Coalition reflects on their newly refreshed three-year strategy in this guest blog.

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Coming Together Energizes Our 2023 Innovations Symposium

09/12/2023 | Health

The Rainin Foundation’s Innovations Symposium brought together scientific minds from around the world to promote cutting-edge thinking about Inflammatory Bowel Disease. We were thrilled to meet in person for the first time since 2019.

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