John Rex Endowment Announces Over $950,000 in Grants

The John Rex Endowment awarded over $950,000 in October for grants that support an environment where children and families in greater Wake County live healthy lives.

Nonprofit capacity building grants were awarded to Community Music School, East Wake Education Foundation, Learning Together, Passage Home and The Hope Center at Pullen to build their organizational strength and sustainability as they support vulnerable children. John Rex Endowment board member Deborah Nelson said, “We continue to believe this type of support is essential to allow organizations time to pause, reflect, assess and then act.” Over $3 million has been awarded since 2010 when grants were first awarded in this funding area.

Two additional awards were made to expand projects previously funded by the Endowment.

WakeMed Pediatrics will receive $543,130 to continue the work of the LAUNCH program to support families and promote the social and emotional well-being of children by helping to shift the focus of care provided in medical practices to prevention.

NC Child will receive $50,000 to continue its efforts, in partnership with NC Counts Coalition, to strengthen and coordinate Wake County’s efforts to count young children (0-5 years old) in the 2020 Census.

Kellan Moore, John Rex Endowment president and CEO, says, “When we announce grant awards, I am always humbled by the tenacity and expertise of our nonprofit community to address the complex issues affecting our children and families. We are proud to partner with them.”