Five Triangle Nonprofits Benefit from $87,000 In Grants
The Jandy Ammons Foundation Distributes First Round of Project-Focused Gifts
Raleigh, NC – January 2013 – Five Triangle-based nonprofit groups have new projects underway thanks to The Jandy Ammons Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit, family foundation that awards grants to organizations seeking to enhance local communities. The Foundation is giving more than $87,000 to help the nonprofits fund projects designed to teach kids about nature, encourage active lifestyles and cultivate fresh produce.
“We believe charitable organizations provide valuable support and education to our society,” says Jan Ammons, The Jandy Ammons Foundation co-founder and president. “We purposely seek out nonprofits who are planning projects that contribute to the health of local communities, but need the capital to make them a reality.”
The 2013 recipients of The Jandy Ammons Foundation grants and the planned projects are:
· Miracle League of the Triangle will build a new baseball field specifically for children with special needs.
· Inter-Faith Food Shuttle will construct a new aquaponics system to help grow a healthy, hunger-free community.
· Agape Kure Beach Ministries will install swamp platforms for use in wildlife education.
· North Carolina Native Plant Society will develop a Black Creek greenway wildlife habitat.
This is the first round of grants given by the Jandy Ammons Foundation, which was launched in 2012 by Jan and Andy Ammons who developed the Heritage community in Wake Forest and Rolesville, NC. In order to be considered for a grant, each organization provided a Letter of Inquiry outlining the project scope and cost, history and goals of the organization, and anticipated outcomes. Each Letter of Inquiry was evaluated for alignment within the The Foundation’s goals and community impact. Then, the list is narrowed and a small group of organizations are asked to submit a full Grant Proposal. The Foundation board then reviews Proposals and awards gifts based the projects impact on the local community.
“We are thrilled with this first group of grant recipients,” says Gina Teague, the Foundation’s Executive Director. “Each project will impact a different segment of the community the organizations serve, which we believe is one of the most effective ways to improve life for as many of our neighbors as possible.”
Letter of Inquiry for 2014 projects are being accepted through May 2, 2014. For more information on the grant proposal process, please go to the website at www.TheJandyAmmonsFoundation.org.
About The Jandy Ammons Foundation:
Founded in November 2012, The Jandy Ammons Foundation is a 501(c)(3) grant-making foundation formed by Heritage developer Andy Ammons and his family. The mission of the organization is to support project-driven endeavors that will enhance wildlife habitats, park settings, educational surroundings, artistic installations or Christian church mission projects. This is achieved through partnering with nonprofit organizations, municipalities or Christian church groups where a significant volunteer base can be demonstrated to help implement project-driven initiatives.
It is a true family foundation; Jan Ammons, Andy Ammons and their daughter Jessie Sloan Ammons make up the Board of Directors, and the Ammons’ two sons, Drew and Max, currently serve on committees within. Gina Teague serves as Executive Director.