The John Rex Endowment is continuing to build the infrastructure of the nonprofit community by engaging Executive Service Corps (ESC) of the Triangle to consult with the Endowment’s grant-funded partners as they assess their business resulting from the COVID-19 crisis, and beyond. This opportunity with ESC is an expansion of the Endowment’s current partnership with Armstrong/McGuire which is providing no-cost, confidential consulting opportunities to more than 35 of the Endowment’s grant-funded partners to help them focus on needs specific to their organizations.
As we come together in response to the spread of COVID-19 and anticipate steps toward recovery, it becomes even more important to have a complete count in the 2020 Census. While Wake County’s response rate continues to increase, we know that some neighborhoods are undercounted. What this means is that communities where people who may most need services will receive less than their fair share of political representation and funding for the next ten years.Read More
Triangle Capacity-Building Network announces a new funding opportunity in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The network of local funders is making available $290,000 for general operating support grants of up to $10,000 per organization. Eligible organizations must be Triangle-based and serving Chatham, Durham, Orange and/or Wake Counties and have a budget of $100,000 to $5 million. Prioritization will be given to organizations led by and serving people of color.Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the vital role and yet precarious position that nonprofits hold in our communities. People every day require the services that nonprofits provide. This is especially true during times of crisis, when nonprofits find themselves struggling to meet increased client needs while dealing with tighter budgets, reduction in volunteer help and vulnerable staff members.Read More
As we begin the week with what health officials predict will be a “very difficult time” in the course of this pandemic, we want you to know we are here for you – to be a thought partner or to be a friend – a safe space to share the struggles. I’m proud to say that the Endowment is firm in our belief in and commitment to you, the Wake County nonprofit community, as you serve on the front lines to help our children and families.
In my previous message I spoke about the immediate steps we are taking to support our grantees as they deal with the crisis. In many of our conversations you've told us to use our voice on your behalf. We take this role seriously. That is why we took these steps:Read More
The John Rex Endowment was founded 20 years ago, in April 2000.Read More
John Rex Endowment awarded a grant in early March to SAFEchild to lead 40 Wake County agencies as they continue working on effective child abuse and neglect prevention strategies. The two-year, $225,000 grant builds upon an Endowment grant awarded in 2018 to SAFEchild and Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina, resulting in the formation of the Wake County Child Abuse Prevention Committee and subsequent recommendations for helping children and families.
As we come to terms with the impact of COVID-19 upon our community, we like you are coping with almost hourly news updates, concerned about our friends and neighbors’ safety and discerning what we can do to make a difference. At John Rex Endowment, we have been speaking with grantmakers around the state; our grant recipients; and our board of directors and other community leaders to hear the needs of those who are serving Wake County’s most vulnerable children and families.Read More