I wouldn't have been so excited to become the Executive Director of the San Francisco Film Society if it didn't have the support from Kenneth Rainin Foundation.
The SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grants support feature narrative films that through plot, character, theme or setting explore human and civil rights, antidiscrimination, gender and sexual identity and other social issues of our time. This is NOT a documentary grant.
This bold, unprecedented initiative helps realize the Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s visionary goals at the same time as it consolidates the Film Society’s position as a national leader in support of cinematic work that celebrates humanity in all its variety and vitality. “The Kenneth Rainin Foundation’s mission is to fund inspiring, world-changing work,” said Jennifer Rainin, KRF founder and president. “We are thrilled to partner with the San Francisco Film Society to harness the power and influence of film for positive social change and to support the vibrant Bay Area film community.”
The grants, which run 2009–13, is awarded in the spring and fall of each year. It is more than just a cash grant (more than just money!). Read about the grants here. And read about the Kenneth Rainin Foundation here.