Name of the Foundation: Kenneth Rainin Foundation
Location: Oakland, CA
Contact Information: (510) 625-5207
Coverage Area: San Francisco Bay Area
Subject Area: Arts, Education, Health
Assets: $255 million (2013)
Last Year Total Giving: Less than $3 million (2012)
In a nutshell: The Kenneth Rainin Foundation focuses on grants supporting art programs and education programs for young children. It is a private family foundation named after Kenneth Rainin, an entrepreneur who worked founding scientific and medical products companies. The foundation inherited the majority of Rainin’s estate upon his death in 2007.
Its education programs are focused specifically in Oakland, Calif. The foundation is partnered with the Oakland Literacy Coalition and the East Bay Community Foundation to fund the Brookfield Literacy Zone. The zone is working to create a model to help further literacy development for children in the Oakland public schools and potentially other Bay Area cities.
It also funds a core grants program to give money to literacy-support organizations working to help Oakland youth literacy.
The foundation also supports the Talk, Read, Sing campaign to help develop underprivileged babies’ speech.
The foundation’s grantees work is in the San Francisco Bay Area. Its CEO is Jen Rainin.
How to apply: Applications can be completed online through the Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s online form.
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