All children should reach their full potential.

Working together toward common goals for children.

Creating healthier environments where children can thrive.

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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.

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Exploring Social Determinants of Health in Wake County

The North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH) recently completed an assessment and online Story Map commissioned by the John Rex Endowment to describe how conditions in Wake County such as the number of high-quality child care centers, existence of food deserts and high housing costs (defined as a family spending more than 30% of their income on housing) can affect children and their families’ health and well-being. The report will be used during the 2018 strategic planning process to define future funding priorities toward creating an environment where children and families in greater Wake County live healthy lives. [more]