The Felix E. Martin Jr. Foundation seeks to enrich the lives of the citizens of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky by providing support to qualified organizations to meet educational, civic and cultural needs of the County – both today and for generations to come.
The Foundation was established in 2008 by a trust created by Felix E. Martin Jr. (1927-2007), a native and long-time resident of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, and is administered by The Community Foundation of Louisville.
About Felix E. Martin Jr.
Felix Eaves Martin, Junior (1927-2007)—a veteran of two wars, a plant engineer, an investor and now a philanthropist—was born on March 17, 1927, in Greenville, Kentucky, the county seat of Muhlenberg County. He was the only child of Felix Eaves Martin, Senior (1891-1960) and Ima Jean Sisk Martin (1903-2001).
The Martin family has been a part of Muhlenberg County for over two hundred years. In 1805, Felix’s great-great-great-grandmother, Susannah Walker Martin, settled in Muhlenberg County from Goochland County, Virginia after the death of her husband, who had fought in the Revolutionary War.