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Search current and former Kenneth Rainin Foundation grantees in the Arts, Education and Health to learn more about what we fund.

Grantee Giving Area Program Grant Year Project Title Amount  
Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School Health Innovator Awards 2023 Defining immune organization in intestine inflammation. $100,000
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Health Innovator Awards 2023 Epithelial Signals Mediating Intestinal Fibrosis. $175,000
Dalhousie University Health Innovator Awards 2023 Targeting thioesterases to correct loss-of-function NOD2 variants. $100,000
Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ)/Weizmann Institute of Science Health Innovator Awards 2023 Functionally decoding the contribution of human host-fungal interactions to the pathogenesis of IBD. $150,000
Francis Crick Institute Health Innovator Awards 2023 Resolving gene-environment interactions in IBD via AHR. $175,000
Harvard Medical School Health Innovator Awards 2023 The enteric nervous system primes peripheral immunity and drives systemic inflammation during IBD. $100,000
Harvard Medical School Health Innovator Awards 2023 Role of regulatory fibroblasts in eliciting immune tolerance to colitis. $100,000
Harvard Medical School Health Innovator Awards 2023 Pain and neuro-immune crosstalk in gut barrier function and colitis. $75,000
Harvard University Health Innovator Awards 2023 Discovery of therapeutic microbial metabolites in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. $175,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Health Innovator Awards 2023 PREDICTS-Net: Multi-omics network analysis to identify key drivers of disease initiation and progression in the preclinical phase of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). $75,000
Johns Hopkins University Health Innovator Awards 2023 Engineered cytokine-antibody fusion protein to treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease. $150,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Health Innovator Awards 2023 Understanding the role of lysosomal autophagy in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. $175,000
Mayo Clinic Health Innovator Awards 2023 Metabolism controls CD4 T helper cell-induced pathogenicity during Inflammatory Bowel Disease. $100,000
Medical University of South Carolina Health Innovator Awards 2023 A Randomized Crossover Trial of Bright Light Therapy in Crohn’s Disease on Intestinal Barrier Homeostasis. $100,000
Seattle Children's Hospital Health Innovator Awards 2023 Evaluating the Tolerability and Efficacy of a Whole Food Home-Blended Formula as Exclusive Enteral Nutrition Therapy for pediatric Crohn’s Disease. $150,000
Stony Brook University Health Innovator Awards 2023 Inhibiting Serine Synthesis as a Novel Treatment for Intestinal Fibrosis. $100,000
University of California, Berkeley Health Innovator Awards 2023 A system to track host responses to the microbiota during homeostasis and inflammation. $75,000
University of California, Berkeley Health Innovator Awards 2023 An Antifibrotic Prodrug for the Prevention of Intestinal Scarring in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. $125,000
University of California, Davis Health Innovator Awards 2023 Exacerbation of colitis by impaired microbial catabolism of sorbitol. $175,000
University of California, San Diego Health Innovator Awards 2023 Microbial modulation of gut B cells during homeostasis and colitis. $150,000
A site specific dance in Bayview-Hunter’s Point where three dancers are on top of a roof and one dancer is dancing on a wooden block with a briefcase.


Our Arts Program funds dance, film, public space and theater projects that highlight important issues facing our society and local communities.

A young Black girl smiling while she looks down at an open book, reading.


Our Education Program supports schools and community-based organizations that help Oakland’s children develop literacy and social emotional skills.

A female scientist in the lab looking into a microscope.


Our Health Program invests early in novel approaches and collaborations to advance Inflammatory Bowel Disease research.