About Us

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.

Who We Are

Meet the Board members and staff who are at the core of our work.

What We Fund

Learn more about our grantmaking in the Arts, Education and Health.

What We’re Learning

Read research and reports that share what we’re learning from our work with the communities we serve.


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

Foundation News & Stories

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Grant Opportunity For Temporary Public Art Projects 

05/07/2024 | Arts

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation invites applications for our Open Spaces Program from May 13 through June 10, 2024. This grantmaking program funds artist-driven temporary, place-based public art that engages communities in San Francisco and Oakland around issues relevant to them.

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Exploring The Impact Of Our Literacy Investments

05/09/2024 | Education

Informing Change evaluated our Education grantmaking. Explore their findings and recommendations to help us achieve our goal of all Oakland children reading at or above grade level by third grade.

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Dr. David Artis Reflects On Advancing Cutting-Edge IBD Research

04/09/2024 | Health

Rainin Foundation Scientific Advisory Board Member Dr. David Artis’ groundbreaking research has been influential to understanding IBD. In this interview he talks about gut health and disease along with emerging opportunities to support innovation.

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