Category: Grantee Profiles


Announcing Our June 2021 Grantees

Summer’s here and the time is right for sharing the news about our latest grantees! Thank you for making this possible! (See our previous 2021 grantees here.)   Abundant Earth Foundation $5,000 This project of Abundant Earth Foundation supports a music and video recording studio at OLCERI (Oglala Lakota Cultural and Economical Revitalization Initiative) on […]


2014 Grantees

  Banana Slug String Band 1-888-32SLUGS 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; […]


2013 Grantee Profiles

826 Valencia 826 Valencia San Francisco, CA 94110 415-642-5905 826 Valencia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen when trained […]


More Rex Grantees for 2012!

What do HeadCount, Culture Jam, and the Duke Ellington School of the Arts have in common? They’re just a few of the latest Rex grantees! Read about them here.


2012 Grantees

Arts and Healing Initiative 2626 33rd Street Santa Monica, CA 90405 310-452-1439 The mission of Arts and Healing Initiative (AHI) is to facilitate the use of the arts in the community as a vehicle for empowerment and transformation. Arts-based therapeutic programs offer accessible, nonverbal and universal tools for improving health by reducing stress and […]


Announcing Our First 2011 Grantees

We are pleased to announce Arts for Humanity! as the recipient of the Rex Foundation’s Jerry Garcia Award in memory of Grateful Dead guitarist and founding Rex Board member Jerry Garcia.  This award honors and supports individuals and groups that work to encourage creativity in young people. We believe the work of Arts for Humanity! (AH!) is just what the […]


2011 Grantees

Bolinas Stinson Summer Camp PO Box 1034 Bolinas, CA 94923 415-868-9067 Bolinas Stinson Summer Camp Facebook page The goal of the camp is to provide all local West Marin children with equal access to memorable summer camp experiences. Although camp fees are kept to a third the cost of similar camps, many area families are […]


2010 Grantees

Arts for Humanity! 819 W Pedregosa Street Santa Barbara, CA  93101 805-687-6615 2010 JERRY GARCIA AWARD Arts for Humanity! empowers low-income at-risk youth and youth with disabilities through participatory performing and visual arts programs. In partnership with local artists, student interns, and community organizations, the programs cross generational, socioeconomic, physical, and developmental divides to […]


2009 Grantees

Asylum Access PO Box 14205 San Francisco, CA  94114 415-285-6002 2009 BILL GRAHAM AWARD. Asylum Access is dedicated to making human rights a reality for refugees around the world. Because less than half of one percent of refugees resettle in the US, Asylum Access reaches refugees where most remain – in Africa, Asia and Latin America, […]


2008 Grantee Profiles

Ali Akbar College of Music 215 West End Avenue San Rafael, CA 94901 2008 RALPH J. GLEASON AWARD. The mission of the Ali Akbar College of Music is to teach, perform and preserve the classical music of North India, specifically the Seni Baba Allauddin Gharana (tradition), and to offer this great musical legacy to […]