Category: Grantees in the News

04/28/20

In the Time of COVID-19, Rex Is Stepping Up for Musicians and Others

Rex Caravan art featuring bus and happy people

Just when we’d all normally be planning a whole lot of summertime music, gatherings, and musical gatherings, along comes COVID-19, and here we are sheltering in place for what promises to be a while yet. For fans, this is pretty sad, as the party is not being taken where they need it the most. But […]

02/11/19

David Best Temples Brings Healing to Coral Springs

Rex Board Member Freddy Hahne sends word about grantee David Best Temples working as part of a healing and reflection program of art taking place in the extended community around Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, site of last year’s mass shootings in Florida.  On February 14, 2019, the first anniversary of the massacre, the Temple […]

06/26/15

HeadCount Interviews Cameron Sears

Cameron Sears

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 […]

06/17/15

Rex Joins Grantees on Participation Row in Santa Clara, Chicago

Participation Row Poster

HeadCount interviews Cameron Sears about Rex. If you’re planning to catch any of the Fare Thee Well shows in Santa Clara or Chicago, we hope you’ll stop by the Rex table and say hello. We’ll be in Participation Row, where Rex grantee HeadCount has gathered a fine bunch of Dead-related charities for you to check out. Be […]

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.   https://www.ricksteves.com/watch-read-listen/audio/radio

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 […]

11/13/12

Rex Grantees on the Big Screen: The Other Dream Team

By Mary Eisenhart One of Rex’s more unusual grants over the years was the one it gave the Lithuanian basketball team in 1992. Now the subject of a documentary film, the team represented the hopes and dreams of their entire nation, newly free of its Soviet occupiers in the wake of the Berlin Wall’s fall. […]

11/05/12

HeadCount Reports ‘Best Year Ever’

This just in from Andy Bernstein, Executive Director  of Rex grantee HeadCount: Hi Sandy! I just wanted to thank you and everyone on the Rex board for supporting HeadCount this year. It turned out to be our BEST YEAR EVER. We registered 103,307 people—about one third in the field and the rest online. I just found […]

10/01/12

Hidden Wings Painter Wins National Award

We were delighted to get this report from recent Rex grantee Hidden Wings about the stellar achievements of one of their members—and his mom. We had to share it!   THE UNFURLED WINGS OF AUTISM: KEVIN HOSSEINI AND PAINTINGS OF LIGHT On September 12, Kevin Hosseini received an Award for Excellence by Ambassador Jean Kennedy […]