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Lunch at the Soul Food Project

A 2008 grant from the Rex Foundation helped San Francisco”s Nextcourse establish the Soul Food Project, a collaborative effort to give women leaving the county jail system practical resources for healthy lifestyles and good nutrition. Last week Rex executive director Sandy Sohcot had the opportunity to participate in a session–and enjoy the results. She reports: […]


Rex on the Air

chefs and project coordinatorsListen to a March 9, 2010 interview in which  Rex Foundation executive director Sandy Sohcot spoke with California PTA president Carol Kocivar on KALW FM,  about Rex’s The World As It Could Be project and the impact it’s having on the lives of local high school students who participate.


Make Believe Ball: Great American Music Hall – San Francisco

The Rex Foundation produced our first Make Believe Ball February 18, 2010 at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. The Make Believe Ball spawned from an idea by board member Tim Duncan who collaborated with board member Dawn Holliday to arrange for the replay of the infamous 1975 Grateful Dead Blues for Allah record release party […]


Rex on the Radio–February 13

This Saturday, February 13, Rex Foundation Executive Director Sandy Sohcot joins host Vicki Leeds of West Marin Radio  (KWMR)  on her “Vicarious Traveler” program from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. (Pacific). She’ll be talking about all things Rex, including the upcoming Make Believe Ball and the World As It Could Be project. Listen over the […]


Innocence Project Exonerates 250th Prisoner

Rex grantee The Innocence Project has been working since 1989 to help the wrongfully convicted gain exoneration and justice. With the exoneration this week of Freddie Peacock of Rochester, New York, the organization marked its 250th success. Peacock’s case was especially egregious because it involved a false confession from a mentally ill man. Says IP […]


New Skills, New Lives

The Bread Project in the San Francisco Bay Area is a Rex grantee working to provide job skills in the culinary field to adults who have trouble finding work–and along the way, life skills to help them achieve the goals they once thought impossible. The program’s been so successful that the Project has been forced […]


Grace Potter & The Nocturnals Join Rex Music Caravan

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals graciously supported the Rex Foundation by joining the Music Caravan with a show at The Fillmore in San Francisco. They also attended the Rex pre-concert reception greeting fans and enthralling board members with their open minds and kindness. Grace Potter is one of the sweetest musicians we have met in […]


Renewal, Community and Conversation

[/kml_flashembed]Earlier this month, editor Mary Eisenhart and I sat down for a conversation about the rebirth of the Rex Foundation in 2001, our ongoing renewal, and our community of supporters. We hope you enjoy these video clipsand find them informative, and we invite you to share your thoughts and comments here!


Well-Deserved Kudos for Dune Lankard

Now on the Rex Web site is a great article from Indian Country Today about Dune Lankard, the founder of Rex grantee Eyak Preservation Council (EPC). This photograph of me with Dune Lankard and Carol Hoover, EPC Executive Director, was taken on August 10, 2009 at the 5-Mile House in Cordova, AK, home base of […]


A Heartfelt Tribute

We recently heard from Philippe Vezina of Rhode Island, who suffered the loss of his friend Mark Calo earlier this year and is putting on a fundraising concert this weekend to pay tribute. Philippe, who is sure that Mark would approve, will be donating the proceeds of the event to the Rex Foundation. Philippe writes: […]