All children should reach their full potential.

Working together toward common goals for children.

Creating healthier environments where children can thrive.




Who We Are

The John Rex Endowment supports an environment where children and families in greater Wake County live healthy lives.  Guided by the belief that all children should reach their full potential, the John Rex Endowment works with the community to support the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of children.

"We're focused on taking the right steps now; creating healthier environments where children can thrive."  Kevin Cain, President and CEO

Upcoming Due Dates

  • August 12 – Preventing Injury Applications
  • August 12 – Expansion Applications
  • August 12 – Capacity Building, Strategic Restructuring, and Organizational Assessment Applications
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In the Spotlight

Gladys Hairston Joins Team

There is someone I’d like you to meet and welcome to the area.  And it’s not only because she’s new to Raleigh and we love to make newcomers feel at home. It’s also because if you meet her you will likely be working in some way with the John Rex Endowment to create a place where children and their families live healthy lives.  Gladys Hairston is our new, and first, Program Associate.