Current funding opportunities for projects related to our five-year plan, Our Plan for Impact, 2013-2018 will be announced in May 2017. Applications will be accepted in the Fall and Winter grant award cycles according to our 2017 schedule.
- 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. The John Rex Endowment will accept applications for Injury Prevention funding for both new projects in these areas as well as those that expand on currently funded Preventing Injury grants.
- 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. The May RFP will be shaped by our learnings from the initial grant.
- 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 will include multi-year funding for grantees, increased interactions with program staff, and built-in peer support among awarded organizations. The May RFP will include a description of the new structure and criteria for application.
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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.