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

In the Spotlight

Funding Opportunities Announced for Winter Grant Award Cycle

Funding is available for projects related to our Positive Mental Health and Nonprofit Capacity Building goals in our five-year plan, Our Plan for Impact, 2013-2018.

For the Positive Mental Health goal, funding is directed towards improving the effectiveness and reach of programming in Wake County children’s places and spaces (i.e., community settings where children regularly spend time) that promotes their positive mental health.  See the Positive Mental Health Request for Proposals for details.

For the Nonprofit Capacity Building goal, funding is focused on building the strength and sustainability of nonprofit organizations that support Wake County children in living healthy lives.  Three types of support are available as detailed in each respective Request for Proposals.