The Rainin Foundation envisions a world where Bay Area artists thrive. Our work is rooted in the belief that we can achieve greater impact when we partner with others, share knowledge and leverage resources.
We believe that visionary artists push the boundaries of creative expression, tell diverse stories and reflect on contemporary issues relevant to ourselves and the world around us.
By seeding innovative ideas, investigating practices, examining new models of support and collaborating across sectors, we hope to remove barriers to unleash creativity. Our partnership with grantmaking intermediaries allows our funding to operate closer to the ground, as we share power and decision-making with trusted aligned partners in the community.
Arts Program Snapshot
We fund artists working in dance, film, public space and theater, and encourage experimentation that boldly moves the field forward.
Arts News & Stories
08/24/2023 | Arts
Three neighbors who connected through “Commons Archive” reflect on the public art project and the neighborhood they call home.