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News & Stories

News about the Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s grantmaking in the Arts, Education and Health as well as grantee stories.

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation shares news, what we’re learning and stories written in collaboration with our grantees and partners. Read our blogs to learn about the work of the Foundation and the incredible artists, educators and researchers we support.

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Introducing Our New Website

06/28/2023 | Equity + Opportunity Foundation News

We are excited to welcome you to the Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s new website with improved accessibility and a better user experience.

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Living Our Values Through Stakeholder Compensation 

06/08/2023 | Equity + Opportunity Foundation News

Learn about the process and outcomes of our cross-departmental deep dive into our stakeholder compensation data to better align our practices with our values.

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Megan De Trane Promoted To Digital Communications Specialist

05/08/2023 | Foundation News

Megan joined the Foundation in 2018 and has played an integral role in advancing equity through our communications.

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Foundation Awards 2023 Rainin Fellowship To Four Bay Area Anchor Artists [VIDEO]

04/26/2023 | Arts

Meet the 2023 Rainin Fellows—Mohammad Gorjestani (Film), Joanna Haigood (Dance), Related Tactics (Public Space) and Sean San José (Theater).

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Six Insights For Embedding DEI In Communications

04/18/2023 | Equity + Opportunity Foundation News

Learn how the Diversity and Inclusion Strategies in Communications Group, which includes representatives from each program area and grants management, works and what we’ve accomplished since forming in 2021.

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A Conversation With Board Member William Rogers

04/17/2023 | Foundation News

William Rogers joined our Board in 2017. He speaks about the value of “second chances,” which stems from his life story and now shapes his leadership philosophy.

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Celebrating 10 Years Of A Bold Experiment [VIDEO]

04/13/2023 | Arts

Community Arts Stabilization Trust (CAST) has proven its success in securing safe, affordable spaces for artists to thrive in the Bay Area.

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Jen Rainin Is Mixing Things Up

03/21/2023 | Foundation News

Kenneth Rainin Foundation CEO, Jen Rainin, was profiled in the latest issue of “Lifestyles Magazine.”

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Healing Justice: 2023 Exploring Public Art Practices Symposium

03/21/2023 | Arts

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation is excited to partner with the Oakland Museum of California to present the Exploring Public Art Practices symposium.

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These Partners Are Bridging The Literacy Gap In Oakland

03/15/2023 | Education

FULCRUM and Ignite! Reading are showing the power of what’s possible when Oakland children get equitable access to evidence-based learning and supports.

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Honoring Dr. Averil Ma’s Enduring Legacy On Our Health Program

03/15/2023 | Health

As a preeminent clinician-scientist studying the molecular mechanisms underlying inflammation and cancer, Dr. Averil Ma’s expertise has guided our focus on IBD research.

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Meet Scott Snapper, Scientific Advisory Board Co-Chair

02/28/2023 | Health

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation is pleased to announce that Scott Snapper, MD, PhD, is the new Co-Chair of our Scientific Advisory Board, joining fellow Co-Chair Bana Jabri, MD, PhD.

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