The John Rex Endowment provides grant funding to Wake County nonprofits who share our desired impact that all Wake County children and their families are safe, healthy and living to their full potential.

Acknowledging that the Endowment’s Strategic Roadmap sets our vision, we also know that the impact of COVID 19 means our communities and circumstances are different and will never be the same. The Endowment’s Board of Directors and staff are compelled to reimagine responsible ways to respond both short-term and long-term as a funder and community partner. 

We believe we can best serve the community by sustaining our current grant-funded partners while postponing any open funding opportunities until 2021. During the remainder of 2020 we will continue to collaborate with the nonprofit community; evaluate circumstances as we move through COVID-19 and racial injustices; and be an advocate for causes and equitable systems that strengthen nonprofits and the children and families they serve.

Watch for announcements on our website, in our newsletter and on our Facebook page. Be sure to get updates by joining our mailing list. 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.