felix martin1 300MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (1/8/19) — The Felix E. Martin Jr. Foundation has announced nearly $40,000 awarded during the winter 2018 Community Grants cycle. In addition to providing support for programs and initiatives identified by the Foundation’s Board of Directors and Task Force, the Community Grants program was established to support the many local organizations currently doing important work for the benefit of the residents of Muhlenberg County. 

Based on applications, approximately $300,000 each year is distributed through this competitive grants program. Organizations receiving winter awards from the Community Grants Program include Greenville Second Baptist Church, McCallie School, Muhlenberg County Board of Education, Muhlenberg County 4-H and Muhlenberg County Fiscal Court.

Greenville Second Baptist Church was awarded $5,200 to assist with training expenses for staff and volunteers who will host the Celebrate Recovery Program. This program is designed to assist people who suffer from addictions, compulsive or dysfunctional behaviors. To learn more about the program, please contact Ministry Leader of Celebrate Recovery, Bennie Dukes, at 270-820-5634 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

McCallie School, Mr. Felix Martin Jr.’s alma mater in Chattanooga, TN, was awarded a $4,600 grant to provide up to two full scholarships for 6th of 7th grade boys from Muhlenberg County to attend McCallie’s Summer Camp in summer 2019. Recipients will be chosen based on financial need, an essay describing why they want to attend camp, and academic success. The scholarship will cover all fees, room and board as well as travel expenses for the summer camp. Applications can be obtained from guidance counselors at Muhlenberg North and South middle schools.

The Muhlenberg County Board of Education was awarded $15,000 for the purchase of a plasma cutter/welder for Muhlenberg County High School’s Industrial Maintenance Program.

Muhlenberg County 4-H was awarded $6,000 to provide partial summer camp scholarships for summer 2019. For more information about the camp or scholarships, contact Mackenzie Pogue, 4-H Youth Development Agent, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 270-338-3124.

Muhlenberg County Fiscal Court was awarded $8,000 to support repairs needed at Spring Ridge School located in Paradise Park in Powderly.

The Foundation expects to award an additional $220,000 in Community Grants through FY 2019. Community Grant applications are accepted throughout the year and reviewed quarterly, with all grant decisions being finalized by June. The next two deadlines for consideration of Community Grant applications are Feb. 18 and May 20.

Nonprofit organizations serving Muhlenberg County are invited to submit applications for projects that address the educational, civic and cultural needs of the county. All proposals must directly serve and benefit Muhlenberg County.

Grant applications can be found on the Foundation’s website, www.felixmartinfoundation.org. Before submitting an application, organizations are encouraged to call the Foundation’s Director of Grants Meredith Zahirovic at (270) 977-9194 to discuss the details of the project and the ways in which it fits the Foundation guidelines.

SurfKY News
News release by Meredith Zahirovic

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