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Rex Endowment accepting requests

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RALEIGH, N.C. – The John Rex Endowment is accepting grant applications for programs working to promote positive development among Wake County youth, and for local nonprofits working to build their internal capacity.

In an effort to support youth during adolescence, the Positive Youth Development funding program will award grants to organizations that aim to build their own capacity to provide such services, or to groups that provide training to other community groups.

During its first funding cycle, the program awarded four grants totaling $720,000.

The grant application, along with guidelines, is available online, and letters of intent to apply for a grant are due to the Rex Endowment by noon on Oct. 12, with full applications due Dec. 7.

The Capacity Building grant program was created to help local nonprofits boost their ability to serve the health and well-being needs of children in Wake County.

The program provides grants to help groups conduct internal assessments, engage in short-term strategic planning, restructure their organizations or assist with critical leadership transitions.

Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded for organizational assessments, while awards for capacity-building projects will not exceed $35,000.

Since its inception in the fall of 2009, the Capacity Building program has awarded $320,000 in grants to 24 local nonprofits.

Details about the program are online, and letters of intent to apply for a grant are due by noon on Oct. 12, with full applications due Nov. 23.

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