The John Rex Endowment will release our next Racial Equity Capacity Building Request for Proposal in June 2022. The funding opportunity below is now closed. Please stay tuned for more information.

The John Rex Endowment's Request for Proposals (RFP) is strategically developed in response to feedback from grant funded partners and local organizations. We look forward to supporting work that aligns with John Rex Endowment’s mission — “to strengthen organizations that center racial equity and justice to improve the social emotional health of children living in Wake County.”  

Our Racial Equity Capacity Building Request for Proposal, released in February 2022, aims to increase organizations’ effectiveness to lead with a racial equity commitment both in their own organizations and in the broader systems in which they work. 

Organizations who have received funding from the John Rex Endowment within the last five years (2017-2021) are invited to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) by March 15, 2022, no later than 11:59 PM EST. Eligible applicants have received an email invitation from Gladys Hairston, Director of Learning, Research, and Evaluation. 

The John Rex Endowment will award up to four (4) Racial Equity Capacity Building Grants. The grant term is three years, beginning July 1, 2022. Funding requests may be up to $225,000 ($75,000 per year).

Questions about the Endowment’s funding opportunities? CLICK HERE to email Gladys Hairston, Director of Learning, Research, and Evaluation. 

We hosted several community webinars for those who are interested in learning more about the Endowment’s Racial Equity Capacity Building RFP. Our webinars are open to the public regardless of eligibility. 

Racial Equity RFP Webinars 

  • February 24, 2022: CLICK HERE to listen/view the webinar.
  • March 1, 2022: CLICK HERE to listen/view the webinar.