Current funding opportunities for projects related to our five-year plan, Our Plan for Impact, 2013-2018, are detailed below.

Preventing Injury - Open for Fall and Winter Grant Award Cycles

  • Through the grant-funded program Skills and Knowledge for Injury Prevention Partners (SKIPP) our community continues to take advantage of training and annual networking events to learn effective prevention strategies. We are encouraged by the diversity of focus areas and strategies used in active grant projects. However, we know more can be done to address the leading causes of Wake County childhood injury: motor vehicle crashes involving children; assaults and violence (i.e., physical/sexual violence, child abuse); self-inflicted injuries and self-harm (i.e., suicide, cutting); and falls. We will accept applications for both new projects as well as those that expand on currently funded Preventing Injury grants (see our 2017 Expansion Guidelines for information). Full details are provided in the Preventing Injury Request for Proposals.

Coalition Effectiveness - Open for Fall Grant Award Cycle Only

  • The John Rex Endowment awarded its first Coalition Effectiveness grant in our Healthy Weight funding area in 2015. Our 2017 funding opportunity will prioritize funding to coalitions aligned with our Injury Prevention or Mental Health, Social and Emotional Well-being funding areas, though applications are welcome from coalitions working in Healthy Weight.  View the Coalition Effectiveness Request for Proposals for detailed information. In our Resources for Applicants and Grantees, we offer a directory which lists consultants who have identified themselves as providing services to coalitions (a.k.a. task forces, collaboratives, councils, etc.).

Nonprofit Capacity Building - Open for Fall Grant Award Cycle Only

  • This past year afforded us a unique point to reflect on our capacity building work and consider how to best meet the changing needs of local organizations. As a result, in 2017 we are initiating a new approach for our Nonprofit Capacity Building funding. Key improvements include multi-year funding for grantees, increased interactions with program staff, and built-in peer support among awarded organizations. With the change in structure, applicants should pay attention to our refined eligibility and priority consideration criteria. See the Nonprofit Capacity Building Request for Proposals for complete information. In our Resources for Applicants and Grantees, we offer a directory of area consultants who provide services to nonprofit agencies.

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If you have questions about John Rex Endowment funding opportunities, or our online grant management system, contact Gladys Hairston, Program Associate, at Gladys Hairston or 919-838-1110 extension 6.