Grant Guidelines

Foundation Mission

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-Making Focus

The Jandy Ammons Foundation seeks to make grants to nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charities where a significant volunteer base can be demonstrated to help implement project-driven initiatives.

Eligibility & Types of Support

The Jandy Ammons Foundation makes grants to 501(c)(3) public charities recognized by the IRS. The Foundation intends to make grants to the following types of organizations and projects:

  • Wildlife/park/hunting/conservation projects
  • Educational projects/artistic installations
  • Christian church mission endeavors
  • Other organizations and projects within the scope of the Foundation's mission

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 sponsor a scholarship program and therefore does not make grants, loans or scholarships to individuals.  The Foundation does not support political candidates or lobbying efforts; we do not give grants to individuals, international organizations, other private non-operating foundations or endowments, nor do we support dinners, balls or ticketed events.  The Jandy Ammons Foundation does not support purposes outside the Foundation's funding priorities.

Application Procedure

The Jandy Ammons Foundation requires a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) on or before Monday, May 1, 2017, from interested grant applicants.  The Foundation will issue letters of invitation or denial to applicants on or before Monday, July 10, 2017.

Letter of Inquiry

The first step in applying to the Foundation is a Letter of Inquiry. Letters may be submitted at any time during the year, although they will be reviewed on an annual basis. LOIs should be at least one and no more than three pages long and should include the following:

  • A brief statement of the project to be addressed, the history and goals of your organization, and your organization’s involvement with past projects of this sort.
  • A brief summary of activities, including an outline of your objectives, and anticipated outcomes and implications.
  • The approximate starting date and duration that the funding will cover.
  • The total amount of funding needed, the amount requested from the Foundation, and information about other sources of support, both assured and requested.
  • Contact information, EIN, and IRS Determination Letter for the organization.

All letters are first reviewed to determine if they fall within the Foundation’s program guidelines. Those that do not are immediately declined. Letters that are within the guidelines are then reviewed to determine the following:

  • The priority of the proposed activity within the Foundation’s goals.
  • The impact or the likely results of the activities.

LOIs to be mailed to:
The Jandy Ammons Foundation
PO Box 97487
Raleigh, NC 27624–7487                                                                                                             

Or emailed to: Gina@thejandyammonsfoundation.org

Proposals

Full proposals will be accepted by invitation only. Because the Foundation requests more proposals than it can fund, you should not interpret such a request as an indication of likely support. The Grant Proposal Form is available for download on our website. To be considered, the proposal must be complete, including all attachments, by the deadlines listed below.

The Foundation may request additional information in writing from applicants. We might also consult with persons knowledgeable about the proposed project and related activities.  We welcome your suggestions as to who might be qualified to assist us in our review of your proposal. Finally, as part of our review, we may request to meet with applicants.

If the Foundation awards you a grant, you will be asked to sign a Grant Agreement that sets forth your obligations with respect to the funds.

Deadlines

The Foundation’s 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 LOI deadlines. Otherwise, the Foundation will not be able to research your grant request fully.

The 2017 Grant Proposal calendar is as follows:

  • Letters of Inquiry (LOI) must be received by the Foundation on or before Monday, May 1, 2017.
  • Letters of Invitation or Denial will be postmarked by the Foundation on or before Monday, July 10, 2017.
  • Full Grant Proposals must be received by the Foundation on or before Monday, September 11, 2017.
  • Grant Award notifications will be postmarked by the Foundation on or before Monday, November 13, 2017.

 

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