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Local Family Foundation Donates $305,725 To Support Community Nonprofits

The Jandy Ammons Foundation Announces 2018 Grant Recipients

Raleigh, NC – January 23, 2019 – Twelve North Carolina-based nonprofits will see their capital projects come to life in 2019 thanks to support from The Jandy Ammons Foundation. The local family foundation is giving $305,725 to fund capital projects related to art, wildlife conservation, education and mission. All total, the Foundation has given $1,385,494 in grant awards in its six years of operation.

“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, public parks and trails efforts, 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 – the powerful combination was the impetus to create The Jandy Ammons Foundation.

2018 grant recipients are:

  • A Lotta Love, Chapel Hill
  • Artspace, Raleigh
  • Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh
  • Community of Hope Ministries, Garner
  • Holts Chapel Community Church, Oriental
  • Marbles Kids Museum, Raleigh
  • NC Museum of Art Foundation, Raleigh
  • NC State Engineering Foundation, Raleigh
  • Town of Wake Forest, Wake Forest
  • Triangle Land Conservancy, Raleigh
  • Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh
  • Wilders Grove Youth Center, Raleigh

“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 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 2019 projects are being accepted through May 6, 2019. For more information on the grant proposal process, please visit:

About The Jandy Ammons Foundation

Founded in November 2012, The Jandy Ammons Foundation is a 501(c)(3) grant-making foundation formed by Heritage Wake Forest developer Andy Ammons and his family. The organization’s mission 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 Ammons Rumbley make up the Board of Directors, and the Ammons’ two sons, Drew and Max, serve on committees within. Gina Teague serves as Executive Director.