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 people creating opportunities to connect with others and act together so children here are safe and supported."  Kevin Cain, President and CEO

The Latest

2017 Funding Opportunities Preview

In 2013 the John Rex Endowment published Our Plan for Impact: 2013-2018. Our five-year plan outlines the foundation’s commitment to children through investing in Healthy Foods and Active Living; Preventing Injury; Positive Mental Health; Coalition Effectiveness and Nonprofit Capacity Building. This year we are pleased to have funding available for projects toward our Preventing Injury, Coalition Effectiveness, and Nonprofit Capacity Building goals. In May, we will release the Requests for Proposals (RFPs) which will detail each grant funding opportunity.