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

Wake County SmartStart Receives Grant for Farm to Child Care Project

The John Rex Endowment has awarded Wake County SmartStart (WCSS) $675,639 for a Farm to Child Care project to help more than 160 child care facilities make changes so it becomes the norm to prepare and serve fresh, local produce for snacks and meals throughout growing seasons. WCSS will focus on child care facilities in Wake County that serve low-income families and children who need improved access to healthy, nutritious food.