The Kenneth Rainin Foundation in Oakland, California, has announced grants totaling more than $3.7 million to ten arts organizations.
Earlier this year, the foundation modified its arts strategy to provide funding to artists in the Bay Area who push boundaries and work collaboratively with other artists, arts organizations, and funders to drive systemic change.
To that end, the foundation's fall grants include awards in support of efforts to advance new economy models and support artists through a network of services, including a grant of $500,000 over two years in support of the Center for Cultural Innovation's AmbitioUS program, which will work to build cross-sector relationships, invest in changemakers, and deploy capital in field-informing ways; and planning grants of $25,000 to Fractured Atlas, CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia, Silicon Valley Creates, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Northern California Community Loan Fund, and Community Initiatives in support of their efforts to develop proposals for network-of-services models and pilots.
In addition, the foundation awarded $264,319 to the City of Oakland to fund a director for arts spaces position and $25,000 to Northern California Grantmakers in support of its Arts Loan Fund, which provides quick-turnaround loans to arts organizations.
For a complete list of grant recipients, see the Rainin Foundation website.