Kenneth Rainin Foundation
April 2015
Turning Points
     of a Pivotal 2014

Last year, the Rainin Foundation experienced robust development throughout our organization. With our 2014 Turning Points, we are delighted to share some of our pivotal moments, and highlights of our own efforts and the work of our grantees. These turning points represented growth in our arts, education and health programs and are charting our course in 2015 and beyond.

Learn more about our exciting programs and our vision for the Foundation's future.

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In the Spotlight: 
    Ragged Wing Ensemble

Ragged Wing Ensemble is a theater company that began producing work in the East Bay in 2004. The organization specializes in original, ensemble-created work at the center of social change ...


Teachers Boost Literacy Skills

A group of Oakland PreKindergarten teachers is closing the opportunity gap for 3 and 4 year olds. Read alouds, meaningful transitions, extended conversations and opportunities for writing are giving children the boost they need to be kinder ready.

Under the Microscope:
       Health Grants Highlights

IBD and Nanoparticles: Dan Peer, PhD, of Tel  Aviv University, and Eran Elinav, MD, PhD, of the Weizmann Institute of Science, describe their work on nanoparticle delivery strategies to combat Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).


See our April Guide to Bay Area Performances

Abstracts due
April 15

Seize this opportunity to present your work in a Poster Session to the Scientific Advisory Board, renowned guest speakers, international grantees and research colleagues.

Travel grants are available to students and post-docs selected to participate in poster sessions.



Stop by our booth on Foundation Row during  Digestive Disease Week (DDW), May 16 - 19, 2015, in Washington, D.C. Get a cool giveaway & enjoy a snack. 

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Kenneth Rainin Foundation is a private family foundation dedicated to enhancing quality of life by championing and sustaining the arts, promoting early childhood literacy and supporting research to cure chronic disease. Collaboration and innovation are at the heart of all our programs. Our vision is guided by the belief that change is possible through inquiry, creativity and compassion.

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