The John Rex Endowment supports an environment where children and families in greater Wake County live healthy lives.  Guided by the belief that all children should reach their full potential, the John Rex Endowment works with the community to support the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of children.

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President’s Message: Learning from the Past and Planning for the Future

A busy winter at John Rex Endowment is giving way to the promise of spring – and with it, the advent of new grant awards and opportunities. Our Strategic Roadmap – announced in October 2018 – is based upon 19 years of experience in building the capacity of the nonprofit sector and shaping community policies and environments, and/or supporting system-level improvements. It is also based upon our appreciation that children and their families’ lives are complex, and issues are intertwined. None of us live or work in silos.

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Sabrina Slade Joins John Rex Endowment Team

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Sabrina Slade as Social Innovation Director, effective April 1, 2019. S…

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Youth Thrive Works Collaboratively on Youth Issues

Wake County’s Youth Thrive, a John Rex Endowment grantee, is a successful collaborative that amplifies the reac…

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