Moy Eng - Kenneth Rainin Foundation

Moy Eng, Director

Moy Eng’s career encompasses four decades of experience as a grantmaker, consultant and senior executive. She is known for her visionary ability to identify and support progressive ideas to advance social change. Her work has impacted areas as diverse as arts and culture, renewable energy, lesbian and gay rights, immigrant rights, and international human rights. Moy joined the Rainin Foundation Board in 2021.

From 2014-2023, Moy led Community Arts Stabilization Trust (CAST), a nonprofit social enterprise that uses an innovative real estate strategy to help communities create permanent, affordable spaces for arts and culture organizations facing displacement. CAST was seeded in 2013 with a $5 million, five-year grant from the Rainin Foundation, and has received continued funding since. CAST’s groundbreaking financing and partnership model has inspired similar efforts in London, Vancouver, Seattle, and Austin, among other places.

Moy’s background in philanthropy began at the Mertz-Gilmore Foundation where her support of research and advocacy helped shape policies on immigration reform and gay and lesbian rights in the military. In the 2000s, she directed the arts program at The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, where she commissioned landmark research, invested in public funding for arts education, and funded affordable performing arts spaces.

Moy has been honored for her work by the World Affairs Council, the California Arts Council and the San Francisco Unified School District. She is also a practicing artist—a poet, vocalist and composer. In 2019, she released The Blue Hour, a debut album in collaboration with Grammy-nominated composer and co-producer Wayne Wallace.

Moy received her BA in Theater Arts at Rutgers University and MA in Arts Administration at New York University.