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

Upcoming Due Dates

  • Dec. 8 – Applications for Organizational Assessment grants
  • Dec. 8 – Invited applications for Positive Mental Health and Capacity Building grants
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In the Spotlight

Schools and Community Partners Unite to Improve Pedestrian Safety

A collaborative project between the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center, the Wake County Public School System, and community partners will create Safe Routes to School (SRTS) model programs to improve safety and to encourage more students and families to regularly walk or bike to school.  The John Rex Endowment grant-funded collaborative work will involve local decision-makers to establish municipal and school-level policy changes that address safety issues at and around schools across Wake County.