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06/27/14

Jerry Day Returns to McLaren Park August 3

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Rex grantee Jerry Day returns to the Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre at San Francisco’s McLaren Park in Jerry Garcia’s old neighborhood on Sunday, August 3. Melvin Seals and the JGB, Stu Allen and Mars Hotel, Tea Leaf Trio and special guests will be playing music all day, starting at 11:30 a.m. Admission is free; for a donation of $100 […]

06/27/14

SF Giants Announce Jerry Garcia Tribute Day August 12

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A beloved San Francisco tradition returns! On August 12, 2014, the San Francisco Giants host Jerry Garcia Tribute Night at AT&T Park. Preceding the interleague game with the White Sox, there will be a VIP party and meet-and-greet with members of the Garcia family, and a portion of ticket proceeds goes to the Rex Foundation. […]

05/19/14

2014 Grants

Banana Slug String Band $5,000 Centro Legal de la Raza $2,500 Conscious Alliance (2014 Bill Graham Award) $10,000 Figures in Flight $5,000 Pathways To Hope $5,000 Project Censored $5,000 Stagebridge $5,000 Telluride Fire Festival $2,500 Learn more about them here.

05/19/14

2014 Grantees

  Banana Slug String Band 1-888-32SLUGS www.bananaslugstringband.com The Banana Slug String Band is a group of lovable musicians and educators from the coastal redwoods of Northern California that integrates music, poetry, drama, and movement with hands-on science. With vocals, guitars, mandolin, bass, harmonica, banjo and percussion, Slug songs range from rockin’ boogies to gentle ballads; […]

05/14/14

Rex Grantee BAYCAT on Community Connection and the Evolution of Philanthropy

We were delighted to see this Forbes interview with Villy Wang of Rex grantee BAYCAT, who discusses how philanthropy’s evolved from constant begging to creating its own self-sustaining ecosystem. We love what Villy has to say, and hope you do too. Former Rex Executive Director Sandy Sohcot says: “The Forbes article brings well-deserved attention to […]

03/24/14

Rick Steves Talks With Rex Grantee 88 Bikes

2013 Rex grantee 88 Bikes‘ Dan Austin chatted with Rick Steves this weekend on his syndicated NPR program about the serendipitous beginnings of 88bikes and its early roots in Austin’s cross-country bike journey.  Dan’s segment begins at around 33:00 and he talks about 88 Bikes beginning at 47:00.   http://www.ricksteves.com/watch-read-listen/audio/radio

11/21/13

The World As It Could Be Enters a New Phase

A note from Sandy Sohcot: Your commitment and involvement as supporters of and participants in The World As It Could Be Human Rights Education Program (TWAICB) has made it possible to advance the positive impact of our work.  With this message I want to outline the next exciting phase of the Program, as I now […]

11/08/13

Nightfall of Diamonds: Special Hotel Rates

If you’re coming to Nightfall of Diamonds at the Fillmore on December 7, and would rather enjoy the show without worrying about the long drive home, good news! Two Joie de Vivre hotels within walking distance of The Fillmore are offering special room rates to Rex Foundation guests who book reservations by midnight PST, Friday, […]

10/14/13

Changes at Rex: Welcome Cameron! Thank You, Sandy!

When longtime Executive Director Sandy Sohcot announced her impending departure this past spring, a search ensued to find just the right person to step into the role. Now, as Board President Tim Duncan says, we’re pleased to announce that the next ED is “one of our own.” Join us in welcoming our new Executive Director, […]

10/09/13

Rex Grantee Helps Domestic Workers Get OT

Rex 2013 grantee the California Domestic Workers Coalition played a key role in the state’s new law that requires overtime pay for domestic workers. Starting in January, nannies, cooks, housekeepers and other domestic workers will be paid time and a half for working more than 9 hours a day or 45 hours a week. Read […]