The Mackin Family Foundation

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The Mackin Family Foundation, Inc. was incorporated as a Kentucky non-profit corporation in 1999 and is qualified under the IRC 501.C.3 as a private foundation. The foundation’s founder and original benefactor was Joseph Leo Mackin, Jr., who lived in Louisville, KY.

Leo Mackin had, for many years, been a major contributor to charitable activities, organizations and educational institutions in his hometown of Louisville, KY. He was very active in establishing a vision for the foundation until his death in 2000. The current Family Board of Directors’ members will continue to carry forward his vision of assisting the quality of life within the communities that we serve.

The primary categories of funding by the foundation are education (primarily higher education), civic and religious organizations, economic development, arts & culture, and health and human services. The Mackin Family Foundation is a vehicle to help us accomplish this mission.

Requests for contributions from the foundation are reviewed and approved by its Board of Directors. Contributions are made to organizations that have been awarded 501.C.3 status by the Internal Revenue Service. Special consideration is given to requests that have significant Interlock Industries and their subsidiaries' team member involvement. The board will grant requests based on funds available, impact upon the community, individual involvement, and on the board’s judgment regarding the best use of available funds.

All requests should be submitted in writing with copies of the 501.C.3 certification, explanation of the project benefit to the community, and the levels of specific Interlock Industries member involvement.

The foundation also funds the Joseph Leo Mackin, Jr. Building and Driving Our Future Scholarship Program. These three merit scholarships of $5,000 are awarded each year to children of employees of Interlock Industries subsidiaries according to the rules contained in the application forms.

Scholarship Application Cover Click Here for Application (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).