New & Experimental Works (NEW) Program
The NEW Program provides unrestricted and artist fee support grants of $5,000-$30,000 to small and mid-size dance, theater and multidisciplinary arts organizations that enable Bay Area artists to produce visionary projects relevant to the communities they serve.
Our Health grants enable researchers worldwide to test ideas, gather and share data, and collaborate to advance the understanding of IBD. The Innovator Awards support individual research projects with grants of up to $150,000 and collaborative projects involving multiple investigators with grants of up to $300,000.
Early Career Catalyst Award
To commemorate the Foundation's 15th anniversary of formal grantmaking, these one-time awards will support the work of two early career investigators whose research has the potential to improve the lives of people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
SFFILM Rainin Grants & Programs
The Rainin Foundation’s unique partnership with SFFILM began in 2009 with the SFFILM Rainin Grant program, which is the largest granting body for independent narrative feature films in the United States.
The Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s Education grants support schools and community-based organizations that help Oakland’s children develop literacy and social emotional skills.
The Rainin Fellowship
The Rainin Fellowship supports visionary Bay Area artists working in dance, film, public space and theater. This prestigious fellowship recognizes and supports artists who push the boundaries of creative expression, anchor local communities and advance the field. Visionary artists illuminate our experiences and envision pathways to more vibrant communities. They can help us to heal and show us a way forward.
Open Spaces Program
The Open Spaces Program supports partnerships between nonprofits and artists to create temporary, place-based public art projects that are responsive to issues relevant to communities in San Francisco and Oakland.
The Impact Program provided multi-year capacity building support to small and mid-size dance, theater and multidisciplinary arts organizations that received funding through the Foundation’s New and Experimental Works (NEW) Program.
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