Mackin Family Foundation
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., whose family is rooted in Louisville, KY. Leo Mackin had, for many years, been a major contributor to charitable activities, organizations and educational institutions in his hometown. He was active in establishing a vision for the foundation until his death in 2000. The current Family Board of Directors’ members continue to advance his vision of enhancing the quality of life within the communities served. Leo truly ‘walked the talk’ due to his hard work was honored to establish the Mackin Family Foundation, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life within the communities we serve.
Joseph Leo Mackin, Jr. Building and Driving Our Future Scholarship
The Joseph Leo Mackin, Jr. Building and Driving Our Future Scholarship Program awards three merit scholarships of $5,000 each year to children of Interlock Industries subsidiaries team members. Click here for the 2016 Application.
Mackin Family Foundation Supports:
The foundation focuses on education, human services, civic and religious organizations, and economic development. The Mackin Family Foundation supports organizations with significant Interlock Industries and their subsidiaries’ team member involvement. The board will grant requests based on, impact upon the community, individual involvement, and on the board’s judgment regarding the best use of available funds. The foundation contributes to organizations throughout the community. Contributions are made to organizations that have been awarded 501.C.3 status by the Internal Revenue Service.
This month’s featured not-for-profit is The Parklands of Floyds Fork.
The Parklands is a systemic, world-class addition to Louisville’s parks system that includes four major parks linked by a park drive, a first-rate urban trail system, and a remarkable water trail, all tracing Floyds Fork, a classic Kentucky stream. This public/private project is unique in the region and unlike anything currently in development across the country—truly a city-shaping model.
The Parklands of Floyds Fork cuts right through the heart of the last major undeveloped section of Metro Louisville. It preserves a vanishing landscape while creating the finest urban edge in the country. 21st Century Parks is employing world-class designers to express a contemporary and futuristic definition of beauty and function in the Floyds Fork corridor. In addition, there are plans for long-term maintenance funding to ensure that those parks will remain safe, clean, accessible public assets that will be well-used and well-loved by present and future generations.
The master plan for The Parklands includes:
- 100 miles of new trails for hiking, biking, and more
- 19 miles of canoe trail along Floyds Fork Creek
- Children’s playgrounds, walking paths, and bark parks
- Numerous facilities for family picnics and community events
- Accessible fishing holes, canoe launches, recreational fields, and much more
The construction costs for The Parklands total $120 million. In February 2013, 21st Century Parks completed the $120 million Capital Campaign goal for park development and land acquisition, more than $60 million through the generosity of local individuals, corporations, and foundations. A federal transportation appropriation, secured by Senator Mitch McConnell, provided $38 million for park development, Louisville Metro appropriated $1.5 million for the project’s first playground, and the Commonwealth of Kentucky, with the support of Governor Steve Beshear, contributed $10 million for infrastructure.
21st Century Parks currently manages the park development process and through the establishment of an annual fund and endowment will continue to be responsible for park operations and maintenance in the future. The annual fund and endowment are supported through community contributions.
The addition of these beautiful parks and trails will enhance the quality of life and help our community and economy grow in ways that are healthful, sustainable, and enjoyable. Reflecting Louisville’s remarkable reputation as a great place to live, this project will become a powerful vehicle for attracting and retaining individuals, families, and employers, contributing to a vibrant future for our community and our children.