New Mission Statement 2021

After more than 20 years of advancing positive change for children, and two years of strategic racial equity work, the John Rex Endowment team is excited to introduce our “North Star”—a new mission statement that brings clarity to who we are, what we do, and who we aspire to be.

The John Rex Endowment's mission is to strengthen organizations that center racial equity and justice to improve the social emotional health of children living in Wake County.  

This mission addresses how we will support organizations working to improve children’s social emotional health. The statement, which our Board of Directors adopted December 2021, evolves the Endowment’s 2018 Strategic Roadmap. It guides funding and advocacy strategies that align with our vision and commitment to the community.