Grant Guidelines

Mission and Focus

Jan and Andy Ammons established The Jandy Ammons Foundation in November 2012.  The Foundation’s mission is to improve local communities through innovative, project-driven endeavors that will enhance wildlife habitats, park settings, educational surroundings, artistic installations or Christian church mission projects.

Grant Eligibility & Types of Support

The Jandy Ammons Foundation makes grants to 501(c)(3) public charities recognized by the IRS. The Foundation focuses on “shovel ready” stand-alone projects in the following sectors:

  • Wildlife/conservation/hunting projects
  • Educational projects/artistic installations
  • Artistic installations
  • Christian church mission endeavors
  • Park settings/Community areas
  • Other organizations and projects within the scope of the Foundation’s mission

The applicant must be a 501(c)(3) public charity.  Activities and/or projects proposed for funding must be charitable in nature as defined by IRS regulations and related guidance.

The Foundation does not sponsor a scholarship program and therefore does not make grants, loans or scholarships to individuals of any kind.  The Foundation does not support political candidates or lobbying efforts; we do not give grants to individuals, international organizations, other private non-operating foundations or endowments, nor do we support dinners, balls or ticketed events.  The Jandy Ammons Foundation does not support purposes outside the Foundation’s funding priorities.

Grant Application Process

To apply for a grant from The Jandy Ammons Foundation a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) must be submitted on or before Monday, May 4, 2020.  The Foundation will issue letters of invitation or denial to applicants on or before Monday, June 22, 2020.  Organizations who receive a letter of invitation will then submit a full grant proposal.  See below for more information at the LOI and the full proposal.

Submitting a Letter of Inquiry

The first step in the grant application process is submitting a Letter of Inquiry (LOI).  LOIs should be at least one and no more than 3 pages long and can be submitted at any point in the year however for 2020 the LOI must be received by May 4, 2020.  The foundation reviews them on an annual basis only.  Please include:

  • A brief statement about the project a grant will address, as well as the history and goals of your organization and its involvement with similar past projects (if any).
  • A brief project scope: objectives, anticipated outcomes, and any project-related activities already underway.
  • Expected project start date and duration.  (If grant funding will not encompass the entire project, please specify grant-specific timelines.)
  • Total amount of funding needed, the amount requested from the Foundation, and information about other sources of support, both assured and requested.
  • Organizational contact information, EIN and IRS Determination Letter.

All letters are personally reviewed by Foundation board and committee members.  You will be notified about next steps after your LOI.  Letters of declination or invitation to submit a full grant proposal are issued by Monday, June 22, 2020.

Mail or email LOI to:

The Jandy Ammons Foundation
PO Box 97487
Raleigh, NC 27624–7487

Grant Proposals

Full  grant proposals are accepted by invitation only (following a LOI). Since the Foundation requests more proposals than it can fund, a letter of invitation is not always an indication of support. The Grant Proposal Form is available for download on our website. To be considered, the proposal must be completed, including all attachments, by the deadlines listed below.

The Foundation may request additional information from applicants, including visits to the proposed project location to consult with project leaders for further information.  We welcome your suggestions about best contacts for our review of your proposal.

If the Foundation awards you a grant, you will be asked to sign a Grant Agreement that sets forth your obligations regarding the funds.


2020 grant cycle deadlines are listed below. Please note that we accept LOIs throughout the year and we strongly encourage applicants to send LOIs well in advance of the deadline.  Early LOI submission allows the Foundation time to fully research your grant request.

The 2020 Grant Proposal calendar is as follows:

  • May 4, 2020 Letters of Inquiry Due.
  • June 22, 2020 Grant Proposal Invitation or Denial Sent.
  • September 14, 2020 Grant Proposal Packages Due.
  • November 9, 2020 Grant Acceptance or Denial Sent.