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 Local Family Foundation Donates $336,194 To Support Community Nonprofits

The Jandy Ammons Foundation Announces 2020 Grant Recipients and passes $2 million in total giving.

Raleigh, NC – February 10, 2021 – Eleven North Carolina-based nonprofits will see their capital projects come to life in 2021 thanks to support from The Jandy Ammons Foundation. The local family foundation is giving $336,194 to fund capital projects related to art, wildlife conservation, education and church mission. The recent grants bring the Foundation’s total giving to $2,008,353 in grants over the past eight years.

“Nonprofits are valuable pillars of our community,” says Jan Ammons, The Jandy Ammons Foundation co-founder and president. “Our goal is to support organizations with a strong volunteer base who are planning unique, specific projects for the health and wellness of their community. If their missing piece is capital to propel them forward, that’s where we want to 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.

2020 grant recipients are:

  • A Blessing Inc., Bunn
  • A Lotta Love, Chapel Hill
  • CAM, Raleigh
  • Coastal Land Trust, Ocracoke Island
  • NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh
  • NC State Engineering Foundation, Raleigh
  • Poe Center for Health Education, Raleigh
  • Preservation NC, Raleigh
  • Rex Healthcare Foundation, Raleigh
  • Transplanting Traditions Community Farm, Hillsborough
  • Ware Creek Community, Blounts Creek

“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, especially after a tough year like 2020.  Whether it’s getting people outside improving public health education, these grants support a better community.”

“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 2021 projects are being accepted through May 3, 2021. 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, along with Chris Rumbley, Jessie’s husband.  Gina Teague serves as Executive Director.