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Media Contact: Gina Teague
The Jandy Ammons Foundation Awards $232,000
2015 Grants Awarded to North Carolina NonProfits
Raleigh, NC – January 13, 2016 – Eight North Carolina-based nonprofits will see their capital projects come to life in 2016 thanks to The Jandy Ammons Foundation, Inc. The local family foundation is giving $232,000 to help fund capital projects in the areas of art, wildlife conservation, education and mission. In the Foundation’s three years of existence, Grant awards have been given out totaling $553,720.
“Charitable organizations generate valuable opportunities for local communities,” says Jan Ammons, The Jandy Ammons Foundation co-founder and President. “Our goal is to seek out those with a strong volunteer base who are planning unique projects to bolster the health and wellness of their community. They simply need the capital to propel them forward, and that’s where we can contribute.” Jan, an avid community supporter and volunteer, has given her time to the public school system, parks and trails in her municipality, and church missions. She and her husband, Andy Ammons, have witnessed the power of inventive solutions that blend learning with the arts, the environment and the mission field – it was the guiding factor for the creation of The Jandy Ammons Foundation.
The 2015 grant recipients and their planned projects are:
- Agape & Kure Beach Ministries of Fuquay-Varina is building a Health Care Center to provide physical safety needs for guests and campers year round;
- Inter-Faith Food Shuttle of Raleigh is adding to the Camden Street Learning Garden with a compost education system and greenhouse;
- Marbles Kids Museum of Raleigh will open a new exhibit combining music education and nature appreciation called TreeTunes;
- North Carolina Coastal Land Trust of Wilmington is transforming the Everett Creek Property into a nature preserve;
- Raleigh City Farm of Raleigh is adding cold chain infrastructure to the urban farm;
- Raleigh Little Theatre of Raleigh will educate others with state-of-the-art technical theatre teaching equipment;
- Transitions LifeCare, founded as Hospice of Wake County is setting up a Pediatric Suite in their 10-room expansion project;
- WakeMed Foundation of Raleigh has installed an art installation for WakeMed North to promote a calm and healing environment for patients and visitors;
“Through the Foundation, we are able to support community-minded projects that need capital support to get out of the planning phase and into implementation,” says Andy. “We are excited about the momentum that these nonprofits bring to the table.”
“Our goal is to find projects across the state that provide positive life experiences in an array of ways,” says Gina Teague, the Foundation’s Executive Director, “This is our way of reaching as many people as possible.”
Letters of Inquiry for 2016 projects are being accepted through May 2, 2016. For more information on the grant proposal process, please visit: 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.