John Rex Endowment Awards Grant to Arts Access

John Rex Endowment Awards Grant to Arts Access

John Rex Endowment announces a grant of $162,430 to Arts Access, Inc. for the Wake Arts Inclusion Project, which focuses on increasing participation by children with disabilities in the full range of cultural arts activities in Wake County. [more]

More Than $580,000 Awarded to Support Positive Mental Health

More Than $580,000 Awarded to Support Positive Mental Health

The John Rex Endowment announces grants for Arts Access Inc. and Wake County SmartStart for projects to support positive mental health of children. Arts Access will receive a $28,750 grant to plan for new and more intensive ways to make arts accessible to children with disabilities. Wake County SmartStart will receive $551,978 to improve Wake Connections, an online system that simplifies the process for connecting families of young children to home-based programs and community resources. [more]

Five Grants Awarded Totaling More Than $800,000

Five Grants Awarded Totaling More Than $800,000

The John Rex Endowment announces the approval of $824,106 in funding for five grants to organizations that support the physical, mental and emotional well-being of children. Recipients include Natural Learning Initiative of the College of Design at NC State University, Salvation Army of Wake County, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine Program on Integrative Medicine, Advocates for Health in Action and PLM Families Together. [more]

$1.9M Invested in Project to Improve Children’s Places and Spaces for Positive Mental Health

$1.9M Invested in Project to Improve Children’s Places and Spaces for Positive Mental Health

The John Rex Endowment has awarded $1.9 million to support five organizations that are partnering to nurture children’s mental, social and emotional well-being in places and spaces where children live, learn and play. The four-year grant project will engage a network of Wake County organizations and leaders to transform community settings into vibrant places that attract families and provide healthy childhood experiences that are critical for children from birth to age 8.

WakeMed Physician Practices and Triangle Family Services Receive Grants

WakeMed Physician Practices and Triangle Family Services Receive Grants

The John Rex Endowment announces a four-year grant of $769,271 to support the implementation of programs to increase the capacity of WakeMed Physician Practices – Pediatrics to promote positive social, emotional, physical, and cognitive health of children. Triangle Family Services has also been awarded a $34,055 grant for a nonprofit capacity building project.

New Grant Awards Total More Than $675,000

The John Rex Endowment announces an investment of more than $675,000 for seven grants to support the physical, mental and emotional well-being of children in greater Wake County. Grant recipients include InterAct, Duke Center for Child and Family Policy, Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute, Haven House Services, Lucy Daniels Center, Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education and Triangle Family Services.