Recent Grantee News

People's Grocery

People’s Community Market Bringing Food Store to West Oakland

Kudos to the People’s Community Market on its upcoming groundbreaking for a much-needed market and community facility in West Oakland. Read the details in the East Bay Times. We were very impressed with their work as People’s Grocery when we gave them a grant in 2005, and we’re delighted to have been of assistance to […]

Philadelphia Orchard Project

Philadelphia Orchard Project Checks In

We were happy to receive this detailed update from Phil Forsyth, Executive Director of Rex grantee Philadelphia Orchard Project, filling us in on their work over the past year, supported in part by our grant. Thanks to POP for the great work in your community! We are pleased to submit this report on the programs and activities […]

Sunsar Maya

Sunsar Maya Library Opens

We were delighted to receive this update  from Jehan Seirafi of Sunsar Maya, a recent recipient of a Rex grant,  on the group’s work in Nepal: I wanted to share some great news; we’ve opened our library at SuMa After-School. When the children arrive each day, they’re able to read, explore, and check out books to […]

Philadelphia Orchard Project

Philadelphia Orchard Project Shares a Few Scenes

Recent Rex grantee the Philadelphia Orchard Project sent along some photos of our grant at work!       And here’s a video from last year:

Eugene PeaceWorks/KEPW Homegrown Community Radio

Rex Supports Community Radio in Eugene

We’re happy to share this update from recent grantee KEPW Community Radio: Hello Cameron, On behalf of Eugene PeaceWorks, the proud sponsor of KEPW Community Radio, thank you for the generous donation of $3500 last June. First of all, the donation provided a huge boost in the morale and confidence of our board and KEPW project […]

Sunsar Maya

Nepali kids in Maya Sansar's after school program

Your Generosity Changing Lives:
In Nepal With Sunsar Maya

Many kids in Nepal struggle with poverty and health issues. Then last year, two major earthquakes made things even harder. Rex grantee Sunsar Maya, already on the scene with its after-school education program, was able to help get things back to normal and provide extra support. We’re happy to share this report from Executive Director Jehán […]

Journey Home Foundation

Your Donations at Work in Nepal:
Rex Grantee Journey Home Foundation

We were delighted to receive this news from recent Rex grantee Journey Home Foundation. Co-founder Bikash Gurung files this report: “We have completed rebuilding the community bathrooms in Gumda Village, Nepal. “These community bathrooms were given priority to disabled girls and boys. Our volunteers formed community bathrooms committees in this village, and they all thought […]

Banana Slug String Band

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Banana Slug String Band Releases ‘Too Hot’

Last year, Rex presented the good folks at Banana Slug String Band with a grant of $5,000 to fund a new video.  They got to work, and now we’re pleased to share their latest opus, “Too Hot,” with you. It’s all about climate change, and keeping it cool. Check it out! The band is celebrating its 30th […]

826 Valencia

kids with books

826 Valencia Wants Your Vote!

Rex grantee 826 Valencia is one of 10 Bay Area finalists for a Google Impact Challenge Grant. All 10 finalists will receive at least $250,000, with the top four vote-getters receiving $500,000 apiece. 826 Valencia hopes to use the grant to transform a former liquor store in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district into a writing and tutoring […]

Cathedral Shelter of Chicago


Through the Years With Rex in Chicago

We’re delighted to be returning to Chicago this weekend, and looking forward to seeing the many  friends we’ve made there over the years. It seems like just the other day we were celebrating our 20th anniversary at the inaugural Black Tie-Dye Ball with our longtime supporters Dark Star Orchestra, who’ll be playing a Rex Musical Caravan show […]