Invite-Only Grants - Kenneth Rainin Foundation

Invite-Only Grants

Invite-Only Grants complement Kenneth Rainin Foundation grantmaking programs in the Arts, Education and Health.

These grants are by invitation only.

Invite-Only Grants are part of our annual program budgets and advance our strategic goals in the Arts, Education and Health. Funding supports bold ideas and opportunities that complement our open application grantmaking programs to move us closer toward our vision of all Oakland children reading at or above grade level, no one suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Bay Area artists thriving.

  • Arts Invite-Only Grants support organizations that are working to improve conditions for artists to live and thrive in the Bay Area.
  • Education Invite-Only Grants support schools and community-based organizations that help Oakland’s children develop literacy and social emotional skills.
  • Health Invite-Only Grants support bold ideas, research and innovations that can lead to scientific breakthroughs and improve the prediction, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

Explore Invite-Only Grant recipients.

Someone holding up an app on their phone next to a model of a human chest with a patch on the abdomen.
G-Tech Medical received funding through our Health Invite-Only Grants to support the development of a wireless patch system that travels with IBD patients to monitor gut motility as they experience life and symptoms. Photo credit: Fox Nakai