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

Read the latest news from the Foundation and learn about the organizations we support.

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Saying Goodbye To Our Colleague

06/10/2024 | Arts

After seven years of dedicated service to the Rainin Foundation, Ted Russell is departing to re-establish his consultant practice where he will continue to support artists.

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Grant Opportunity For Early Language & Literacy Development

06/05/2024 | Education

Early Care Spaces will provide grants of up to $100,000 to support organizations promoting early language and literacy development for Oakland children from birth to five years old.

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Grant Opportunity For IBD Research

07/10/2024 | Health

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation invites Letters of Inquiry for our Innovator Awards Program from August 1 through September 30, 2024.

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