Category: Rex Foundation


“Ramble On Rose” Brings Midnight Ramble Band to The Fillmore December 3

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Earlier this year, the Rex Foundation Board of Directors presented our Ralph J. Gleason award to Levon Helm. Named after the renowned music journalist from San Francisco who was a major figure in the advancement of music in America in the 1960s, the award is given to people or organizations that have exemplified high standards in furthering creativity and promoting modern musical […]


Rex Joins Franti to Support Equality in NC

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We were very pleased to provide a $5,000 matching grant when Ralph J. Gleason Award recipient Michael Franti and Seane Corn joined forces this past July at  Battleship Park in Wilmngton, NC,  to benefit the Human Rights Campaign and Equality North Carolina. This event followed one the two collaborators hosted two years ago aboard the […]


A Giant Celebration of Jerry!

  Worlds collide and tribes gather at the Fillmore August 17 as San Francisco icons gather to celebrate Jerry Garcia in Can’t Stop The Train, a one-of-a-kind evening of music and fun. SF Giants pitcher Jake Peavy brings his band, The Outsiders, joined by guests Tim Flannery, Jackie Greene, Luther and Cody Dickinson, Col. Bruce […]


A Great Night in Boston!

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Thank you to the Boston Red Sox and all who made Grateful Dead Tribute night at Fenway Park on April 28, 2016 such an awesome event. Thanks to the Kind Buds, who played the pregame VIP reception, and Fennario, who rocked Yawkey Way. The event raised over $10,000 for the Rex Foundation, and we’re very […]


First Grantees of 2016


We’re delighted to announce the recipients of this year’s first round of grants, as well as the 2016 Ralph J. Gleason Award. Thanks to our recipients for the great work they do, and thanks to you for helping us help them! Ralph J. Gleason Award Levon Helm Studios  $10,000 Grants Cascadia Wildlands  $5,000 Get on the Bus $2,500 […]


Bill Graham on Rex, 1989

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  We’re pleased to share with you this bit of history from the Rex benefit concerts at the Greek in Berkeley in August, 1989. Bari Scott of KPFA interviews Bill Graham, legendary concert promoter and Rex Board Member. We still miss Bill, and it’s a treat to hear him again, as he talks about Rex’s […]


Supporting Rex-On Wall Street

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  Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places… Even Wall Street, as investor Deb Solomon discovered a few years back when she found her networking resources falling a bit short. “I needed to meet new people on Wall Street,” she recalls. “Every networking event I went to started […]


Announcing Our Latest Grantees!

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We’re delighted to announce the recipients of this year’s second round of grants (see the February 2015 grantees here), as well as the 2015 Jerry Garcia Award. Thanks to our recipients for the great work they do, and thanks to you for helping us help them!   Jerry Garcia Award Creative Alliance  $10,000 Grants 509 […]


HeadCount Interviews Cameron Sears

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Recently the folks at HeadCount, who are hosting the Participation Row villages at the Fare Thee Well shows,  interviewed Rex Executive Director Cameron Sears about the Rex Foundation’s history. Also the tale of how he got involved with the Grateful Dead, some ensuing adventures, and how he’d like to see the Rex Foundation evolve in […]


Rex Announces
Fire on the Mountain
Vertical Challenge, March 20


Some rise, some fall, some climb… To benefit the Rex Foundation at our first-ever ski race, taking place this March as part of WinterWonderGrass in Squaw Valley, CA.  Get your team together and sign up now!