Funding Opportunities Announced for Fall Grant Award Cycle

New funding is available for projects related to our Preventing Injury and Nonprofit Capacity Building goals in our five-year plan, Our Plan for Impact, 2013-2018.

For the Preventing Injury goal, funding is directed towards supporting more organizations to engage in prevention activities that are effective in preventing injuries and ensuring the overall safety of Wake County children.  See the Preventing Injury Request for Proposals for details.

For the Nonprofit Capacity Building goal, funding is focused on building the strength and sustainability of nonprofit organizations that support Wake County children in living healthy lives.  Three types of support are available as detailed in each respective Request for Proposals:

  • Organizational Assessment grants allow organizations to undergo an assessment of current capacities.   
  • Capacity Building grants provide funding for organizations to implement strategies identified through an assessment process for the purpose of increasing their effectiveness and sustainability. 
  • Strategic Restructuring grants support two or more organizations assessing the feasibility of and implementation needs for alliances or integrations, such as consolidated administrative functions, shared staff positions, or mergers. 

Expansion Grant applications will also be accepted for projects that build or expand on a prior John Rex Endowment assessment, planning, or implementation grant.  See the "Guidelines for Expansion Grant Applications" for details.

To apply for grants you must apply online.  Tutorials and instructions are available on our websiteReturning users should login using your e-mail address and password.  Deadlines are stated in each request for proposals.  If you have questions about these funding opportunities or our online system, contact Gladys Hairston, at or 919-838-1110 extension 6.