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

In the Spotlight

President's Message: Staying the Course as Change Happens

Friends who sail tell me of their great pleasure in selecting a destination, and then, paying attention to shifts in the wind, unseen currents, and obstacles in the water, begin tacking and jibing this way and that to get where they want to go. I have no experience with this form of recreation, but I take their point: always have a desirable destination before you set sail and be prepared to take advantage of circumstances or navigate around them. Like most sailors, the Endowment has a destination.  And, like them, we need to take account of factors along the way in order to have a successful journey. [more]