In the spring of 1984 the first Rex
benefit was held. For the next 11 years, the Grateful Dead performed Rex
benefit concerts across the country that resulted in over $7.2 million in
grants to some 900 programs. In December 2001, the Rex Foundation initiated
its renewal efforts and has since granted $1,335,462 to 238 programs in the United States
and internationally, bringing the total grants since our inception to $8.7
million to over 1,000 grassroots programs.
These grants have supported a broad
spectrum of grassroots programs consistent with our core mission areas - our
World of Giving. This world is quite extensive, where we've endeavored to
spread seed-type support.
As a rider on the Rex Community Caravan's
virtual bus, you are moving all of us forward through the realms of this
world of giving:
Click above on each of the six different
realms to see some examples of programs Rex Foundation grants have supported
since 1984 in each of these realms. A number of beneficiaries could be
included in more than one area, and there are many more listed throughout our
website that challenge the use of categories and words. We hope this view of
the Rex World of Giving conveys the rich diversity of our beneficiaries.
If you would like to get on board the Rex Community Caravan with your $5
or more donation, click here