Kenneth Rainin Foundation Awards $4.1 Million for Early Education

Kenneth Rainin Foundation Awards $4.1 Million for Early Education

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation in Oakland, California, has announced grants totaling more than $4.1 million to twenty-three early childhood education organizations.

Grant recipients include the Book Trust ($50,000), in support of a book access program that enables students to choose and keep the books they are most excited to read; the Center for the Collaborative Classroom ($50,000), for late-stage development of a curriculum designed to boost teachers’ capacity to integrate social emotional development supports into academic instruction; Education for Change ($930,000), for core instruction and literacy supports for nine hundred transitional kindergartners and their teachers at five elementary schools; and the Lotus Bloom Family Resource Center ($100,000), in support of its efforts to grow the on-site Family Resource Center at Allendale Elementary School and offer a full suite of early childhood, literacy-rich programs for families with young children.

In addition, the foundation awarded $40,000 to Reach out and Read, Inc. in support of its efforts to deliver its early literacy program to eighteen clinics in Oakland; $100,000 to the Roses in Concrete Community School to pilot a teacher development and assessment system project; and $55,000 to the Unity Council of Alameda County to help create a set of strategic objectives that build on and improve the performance of its program.

"Rainin Foundation Awards Over $4.1 Million in Education Grants." Kenneth Rainin Foundation Press Release 06/15/2018.