Kenneth Rainin Foundation
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Kenneth Rainin Foundation
 
FEBRUARY 2016
 
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Grantees Assess Our Performance
 
jennifer rainin
 
The Kenneth Rainin Foundation recently received the results of our very first Grantee Perception Survey, conducted on our behalf by the Center for Effective Philanthropy, to evaluate how we are doing. We are thrilled by the overwhelmingly positive scores we received. This is a very proud moment for us, individually and collectively. As a young foundation, we are heartened to hear that we are serving our grantees so well. See Report Highlights.
 
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Arts Blog: Three Years of Impact
 
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Over the past three years we’ve gotten to know the original four organizations of our Impact Grant Program intimately, supporting them as they negotiated tricky challenges and soldiered on to the next level of their development. As our first cohort graduates to the final two years of general operating support, we are taking time to reflect on what we’ve learned. More >
 
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Education Blog: What’s Most Important In Early Childhood Education?
 
Early Childhood Education
Guest Blog: Jonathan Klein, GO Public Schools
I spent a very hopeful—arguably breakthrough—morning a few weeks ago at a convening of the Oakland Starting Smart and Strong coalition. The event, co-convened by the Rainin Foundation, featured Dr. Marc Hernandez from the University of Chicago who shared research about what early skills most predict kindergarten readiness and what early childhood programs were best helping our children develop those skills. More >
 
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Health Blog: Accelerating Research into Practice
 
Accelerating Research
We are committed to investing in cutting-edge research, and therefore have a stake in advancing successful research findings into therapies to improve outcomes for people living with IBD—an area that lacks resources. We are partnering with FasterCures, a program of the Milken Institute, to help us define the Rainin Foundation’s role in accelerating the translation of scientific discoveries into therapeutics. More >
 
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Innovator Award Deadline
 
 
Innovator Award Deadline is February 15
$100,000 grants support one-year research projects. More >
 
 
 
Elizabeth Banks; Donna Langley
 
 
Growing Gender Parity Movement in Film
Energized by the groundswell of attention on women in film. More >
 
 
 
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Winter Grantee News Round Up
Check out the latest stories about our grantees and partners. More >
 
 
 
 
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