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 specific “shovel ready” standalone projects, including the following:

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

Beyond the scope of the foundation’s mission are grant funding requests for the following:

  • Programs
  • Salaries/staffing/personnel
  • Operations
  • Scholarships
  • General land acquisition
  • Political candidates
  • Political or lobbying interests
  • Events, including dinners, balls, and other ticketed galas
  • General fundraising, which could include capital campaigns

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 make grants, loans, or scholarships to individuals of any kind, international organizations, or other private non-operating foundations or endowments. The Jandy Ammons Foundation does not support purposes outside the foundation’s funding priorities as outlined above.

Grant Application Process

To apply for a grant from The Jandy Ammons Foundation, a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) must be submitted on or before March 6, 2023. The foundation will issue letters of invitation or denial to applicants on or before June 30, 2023. Organizations who receive a letter of invitation will then submit a full grant proposal. See below for more information about 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 1 and no more than 3 pages long and can be submitted at any point in the year — please note that requests for funds in 2024 must be received by March 6, 2023. 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 staff and/or 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 will be issued by June 30, 2023.

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). The foundation requests more proposals than it can fund, thus a letter of invitation is not a pledge for financial support. The Grant Proposal Form is available for download here. To be considered, the proposal must be completed, including all attachments, by the deadlines listed below.

Following a full proposal invitation, foundation board and staff members typically visit the proposed project location to consult with project leaders for further information. Please be sure your proposal includes best contacts for coordinating the visit and any other questions.

All final grant recipients must sign a Grant Agreement outlining your obligations regarding the funds.


2023 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 2023 Grant Proposal calendar is as follows:

  • March 6, 2023 Letters of Inquiry Due.
  • June 30, 2023 Grant Proposal Invitation or Denial Sent.
  • September 15, 2023 Grant Proposal Packages Due.
  • November 17, 2023 Grant Acceptance or Denial Sent.