Category: Community Connections


Project Avary Celebrates Crowning Achievements June 4

Rex grantee Project Avary has been making a positive difference in the lives of children with a parent in prison for some years now. On June 4, they’re holding their annual celebration of the kids and their efforts at a notable evening at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. Besides dinner, wine, and […]


Jerry Day: Sunday, August 7

A Rex grantee,  Jerry Day started in 2002 as a fundraiser for Crocker Amazon Playground in Jerry Garcia’s childhood neighborhood, The Excelsior District. Spearheaded and conceived by Excelsior District natives and residents, this civic and cultural event is the largest event associated with the neighborhood. It is wholeheartedly embraced by the community, and the City […]


Vote for Project AVARY May 16!

Rex grantee Project AVARY is currently a finalist in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good contest, donating cars to nonprofits in need. Project AVARY, which works with kids who have a parent in prison, has to rent vans every time it takes the kids on a field trip, so winning a van would be huge. If […]


Bread & Roses: The Fine Art of Music Legends

Rex grantee Bread & Roses presents a not-to-be-missed one-day benefit sale featuring fine art created by some of the music world’s most extraordinary music legends and curated by renowned gallery owner Donna Seager. Pieces to be shown include a limited edition thirteen-color and separated serigraph of Jerry Garcia painted by Grace Slick; a limited edition […]


Let It Grow

We invite you to read how your contribution will enable the Rex Foundation to Let It Grow. There are four distinguishable areas to apply a financial contribution that will enable the Rex Foundation to continue funding people and organizations doing good work. Please click this link to view a three page PDF describing the fundraising […]


Little Kids Rock Auction

Rex grantee Little Kids Rock is currently holding a fundraising auction to support its work of bringing music instruction back to underfunded public schools. Many artists have customized Strats for the cause, among them Stanley Mouse, who’s contributed a distinctly Dead-themed image. Also up for bid: one-of-a-kind guitars by  Ziggy Marley, Jack Johnson, Michael Franti, […]


Action Now+Network Spotlights Rex

Rex Foundation has been featured on Action Now+Network, a dynamic social justice education portal that inspires visitors to learn about the compelling issues dominating our lives today and to take action with organizations that offer collaborative solutions. Find out more about Action Now+Network  here.



Rex grantee Black Rock Arts Foundation is associated with KidAroo through the Black Rock Arts Foundation founding board member Harley K. Dubois. KidAroo is a new music festival for kids, benefiting programs at San Francisco’s Yick Wo Elementary School, on Saturday, September 25. Here’s the press release: New Music Festival Lets Kids Rock Out on […]


New Old Time Chautauqua Launches “Redwood Vaudeville Tour”

June 3, 2010: Rex grantee the New Old Time Chautauqua launches its summer tour this month in San Francisco on June 19 with a performance at Fort Mason in San Francisco. Keep the Faith blends the raucous and the sublime — folk music, aerial acts, new music, poetry, juggling, Sousa marches, bubble magic, beat box […]


Mickey Hart’s Heartbeat for Haiti

Rex board members Mickey Hart and Carolyn (Mountain Girl) Garcia hosted a benefit for Haiti’s earthquake victims at the Fillmore in San Francisco on February 13. The benefit featured Mickey Hart & Friends with Giovanni Hidalgo, Sikiru Adepoju, and Rebeca Mauleon, Big Head Todd and The Monsters, Brett Dennen and Amos Lee. Proceeds  benefit What […]