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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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Engaging Community To Preserve A Neighborhood’s Rich History

01/24/2024 | Arts

Jena Dominique shares strategies that supported community engagement and consensus on an ambitious public art piece that will commemorate the legacy of the Black Panther Party.

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Foundation Awards Over $626,000 in Education Grants

01/23/2024 | Education

2023 end-of-year Education grants support Oakland’s early learning ecosystem.

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$1 Million Available To Two Early Career Researchers

02/21/2024 | Health

We invite Letters of Inquiry for the Early Career Catalyst Award from March 1 through March 29, 2024. The Rainin Foundation is making one-time awards totaling $1 million to commemorate our 15th anniversary of formal grantmaking.

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