Kenneth Rainin Foundation
Kenneth Rainin Foundation
APRIL 2016
2015 Turning Points: Sharing Our Progress
turning points
Our multi-media Turning Points report showcases the proudest moments in our Arts, Education and Health programs, including highlights of our grantees’ accomplishments. New this year, the report also includes videos of Jen Rainin, CEO, and our staff sharing their thoughts on this remarkable past year. See the progress we're making.
Arts Blog: Loans That Fuel Artistic Endeavors
Loans Fuel Art
Access to flexible capital, a resource notoriously lacking in the arts sector, is essential for artists and arts organizations. We recently met with Kiva, the online crowdlending platform, and were excited to learn that it is expanding its work to Bay Area artists and arts organizations. Kiva's work complements that of the Arts Loan Fund, a financial resource that has been serving the Bay Area arts community since 1981. More >
Education Blog: When Early Literacy is Fun and Games
Early Literacy Faith Based Partners
We launched the pilot year of a grant opportunity for faith leaders who, like us, want to support language and literacy development for Oakland’s youngest learners. Over the past few months Paula Ambrose, Education Program Officer, has had the pleasure of attending these fun literacy events, along with our service grant partners, First 5 Alameda County and Literacy Lab. See all the fun they've been having. More >
Health Blog: The Healing Power of Microbes
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As a leading funder of research on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), the Rainin Foundation is excited about the benefits Microbial Restoration Therapy (MRT), and specifically Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT), could offer the estimated 5 million people worldwide living with IBD. So, we convened a panel of academic and industry experts to provide their perspectives and insights for a large-scale clinical trial. More >
See the monthly listing of our grantees' Bay Area performances in our April Arts Pipeline >
Filmmaking Grants
Announcing the Latest Filmmaking Grants
The San Francisco Film Society, in partnership with the Rainin Foundation, awarded $215,000 to seven filmmaking teams. More >
Talking Reading Singing
Talking, Reading and Singing
Watch this video and see how Oakland families are helping their children become kindergarten ready and prepared to succeed in life. Watch >
Innovations Symposium
Bringing Together Scientific Leaders
Scientists and researchers from a variety of fields will join us in July to help us transform Inflammatory Bowel Disease research. More >
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