In response to the national unrest and cry for humanity, in June, the John Rex Endowment pledged to work alongside a variety of different agencies so that systemic racism becomes a problem of the past. Today, the Endowment announces it has joined forces with the United Way of the Greater Triangle to provide matching funds for support of a new Anti-Racism Community Fund. The Fund will support both local leaders of color who can lead community-level change and nonprofits that are able to dismantle racist structures in housing, food, health, workforce, or education.Read More
For 20 years, the Endowment has focused on the children and families of greater Wake County by engaging in thoughtful and strategic grantmaking and advocacy. Our commitment to supporting our neighbors and the capacity of nonprofits who work tirelessly on behalf of others has never wavered. We invite you to visit our 20th commemoration page where you'll find a video story to learn about our past and hear about our future plus see the list of the 96 unique organizations named as our grant-funded partners over the years. Without their leadership and commitment to children, our mission could never be realized.Read More
John Rex Endowment Board of Directors approved over $1 million in grants to organizations that support children and their families to be safe, healthy and living to their full potential.Read More
Racism is systemic in this community and this country, and it steals lives – whether from violence or silence – as well as livelihoods. At the John Rex Endowment, we acknowledge this fact, lament it, and express our deepest apology for ways in which we may inadvertently perpetuate it. Our commitment is to challenge ourselves daily to understand and to grow in ways that resist all forms of racism while we help lay the groundwork for a new and equitable society.Read More
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