Examples of Grants

Fiestas de Septiembre

The J. F Maddox Foundation collaborates with the Hobbs Hispano Chamber of Commerce to celebrate Hispanic culture every September.  The festivities include vendors, dance, and musical performances at an all day event.

GRADS - Teen Pregnancy Program

Lea County has historically had one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates in New Mexico.  According to research conducted by the Hobbs Municipal Schools, close to half of the students that report their pregnancy to the school do not complete their education.

In response to this continuing problem, the Foundation provided a grant to the Boys and Girls Club of Hobbs to develop a daycare facility, which is an integral part of the Graduation, Reality, and Dual Skills (GRADS) program.  Through the GRADS program, Boys and Girls Club staff provide these teenage parents with life skill classes, parenting workshops, and assistance with college and job applications.

Heart's Desire Inc.

Heart's Desire is dedicated to helping individuals with life controlling issues such as substance abuse, anger management, and hunger.  The J. F Maddox Foundation has funded several projects to help improve the buildings and infrastructure of Heart's Desire Inc.  The capital improvements help to serve the many different programs of Heart's Desire Inc.


Every year the Hobbs Juneteenth Committee celebrates African American Culture in Hobbs, NM.  The celebration includes food, athletic tournaments, and much more.  The J. F Maddox Foundation provides a grant to support the production of the event each year.

Science It's a Girls Thing

Camp takes place on the campus of Texas Tech University.  Helps to encourage girls to attend college and pursue a course of study in a science related field.  Grant provided to Texas Tech University for girls entering their sophomore and junior year of high school in Lea County.