The John Rex Endowment’s work is guided by our Strategic Roadmap, launched in 2019. It reflects what we have learned and how we will meet our desired impact that all Wake County children and their families are safe, healthy and living to their full potential. Through experience, we have learned that in order to be effective, the foundation must make long-term commitments to these efforts.

In December 2019 the Board of Directors approved two funding areas, aligned with the Strategic Roadmap:

  • Children’s positive social, emotional, and behavioral health and well-being
  • Nonprofit Capacity Building - the enhancement of a nonprofit's core infrastructure so the organization can deliver quality programming more effectively and efficiently, for the near- and long-term future.

As we strive to bring positive change to children, we believe these two funding areas are the most promising in which our work can make the greatest impact.

All of the Endowment's competitive grant cycles are listed in our Grant Award Cycles. We will update our Current Funding Opportunities to announce grant funding, as appropriate.

If you have questions, please contact Gladys Hairston, Director of Learning, Research, and Evaluation.  Gladys can be reached at or 919-838-1110 extension 6.