Interdependence, creativity and equity are at the heart of what we do. We embed principles of diversity, equity and inclusion in every aspect of our work—from who we hire and partner with to how we invest and carry out our grantmaking. Our core program grants support Bay Area artists to thrive, Oakland children to read and succeed, and innovative research to improve the lives of people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
The Foundation’s three giving areas are Arts, Education and Health. Explore our funding strategies and initiatives.
Our Arts Program supports diverse, visionary Bay Area artists working in dance, film, theater and public space.
Our Education Program supports Oakland schools and community-based organizations to develop the language, literacy and social emotional skills of children from birth to eight years old.
Our Health Program provides early support for innovative research ideas that can lead to improvements in preventing, diagnosing and treating Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
What We’re Learning
The Kenneth Rainin Foundation reports on our progress and shares what we are learning so others can build on that knowledge and amplify its impact.
Foundation News & Stories
11/29/2023 | Foundation News
The final conversation in our Board profile series is with Board member and CEO Jen Rainin, who is also Kenneth Rainin’s daughter.
11/17/2023 | Foundation News
The Kenneth Rainin Foundation achieved the Platinum Seal of Transparency from Candid’s GuideStar, the world’s largest database of nonprofit organizations and funders.