Local Funders Are Listening and Collaborating to Strengthen Nonprofits

Local Funders Are Listening and Collaborating to Strengthen Nonprofits

Leaders from 14 local funders recently joined forces to address their concern over local nonprofits’ capacity building needs. The group commissioned a research project with North Carolina State University’s Institute for Nonprofits focusing on better understanding the capacity building needs of local nonprofits to support their organizational health and sustainability. [more]

Seven Grants Totaling More Than $800,000 Awarded

Seven Grants Totaling More Than $800,000 Awarded

The John Rex Endowment announces the approval of more than $800,000 in funding for seven grants to organizations and groups that support the physical, mental and emotional well-being of children. Recipients include Haven House Services, The Hope Center at Pullen, Learning Together, TheGifted Arts, Wake County Public School System, Wake Technical Assistance Collaborative and WAKE Up and Read. [more]

Eight Nonprofits Receive Capacity Building Grants

Eight Nonprofits Receive Capacity Building Grants

The John Rex Endowment announces eight grants totaling $201,210 to support nonprofit capacity building and organizational assessments for agencies that support the physical, mental and emotional well-being of children. Recipients include Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle, Haven House Services, El Pueblo, InterAct, Kidznotes, Lucy Daniels Center, SAFEchild, and WakeEd Partnership. [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]

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.

Nonprofit Capacity Building: 2014 Review and Future Directions

Nonprofit Capacity Building: 2014 Review and Future Directions

Since 2009 the John Rex Endowment has made grant awards to Wake County nonprofits to enhance and build their core infrastructure.  It is our belief that in order for an organization to effectively carry out its mission the organization itself must be strong.  Our Nonprofit Capacity Building: 2014 Review and Future Directions report provides a perspective on the impact of our support in the areas of leadership, adaptive, management and technical capacity.  We learned that grantees feel they are stronger organizations, with better capacity, as a result of John Rex Endowment funding.  Read more in Learnings.