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John Rex Endowment Offers New Funding

John Rex Endowment logojre logoThe John Rex Endowment announced new funding available for projects related to its Nonprofit Capacity Building goal in the its five-year plan, Our Plan for Impact, 2013-2018:

Funding is focused on building the strength and sustainability of nonprofit organizations that support Wake County children in living healthy lives.  Three types of support are available as detailed in each respective Request for Proposals:

  • Organizational Assessment grants allow organizations to undergo an assessment of current capacities.
  • Capacity Building grants provide funding for organizations to implement strategies identified through an assessment process for the purpose of increasing their effectiveness and sustainability.
  • Strategic Restructuring grants support two or more organizations assessing the feasibility of and implementation needs for alliances or integrations, such as consolidated administrative functions, shared staff positions, or mergers.

Expansion Grant applications will also be accepted for projects that build or expand on a prior John Rex Endowment assessment, planning, or implementation grant.  Requirements and guidelines are outlined in the JRE “Guidelines for Expansion Grant Applications.”

Details on this funding cycle and deadlines are outlined at the John Rex Endowment website. Questions may be referred to Kate Shirah, at or 919-838-1183.

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