Grant History


2018  - We have three students in the scholarship program this year
            - Awarded $8000 scholarships to each of three MISD graduates
          - Funding for the MISD school lunch program
          - Matching grants of $4373 to MISD and the Marathon Volunteer Fire Dpt.  for M2M fundraiser
2017 - We have four students in the scholarship program this year
        - Continuing support of the MISD school lunch program 
        -  $8000 in wildcard scholarships for student / teacher continuing education
        - $10,000 grant in partnership with a $60,000 from Permian Basin Area Foundation and the 
           Stillwater Foundation for the Marathon Colts (PreK) new building
        - $1735 grant to Marathon Public Library for continuing education
2016 - $18,745 continuing support for MISD school lunch program
        - Our first college graduates from the TMF college scholarship fund!  Congratulations
           to Zach Gonzales, Omar Grano, Micella Grano and Krystal Aguilar.  Krystal will continue
            for her Masters Degree!
        - $10,000 grant to start the 3 and 4 year old program at MISD - Colts Program
         - Interim loan to Marathon Volunteer Fire Dpt to bridge work required by a grant award
2015 - Pledge and support of a research telescope project to complement the public observing 
                telescope currently operating in Marathon
          - Support of MISD school lunch program
           -$8000 scholarships awarded to two MISD graduates Timothy Roberts and Audrey Galindo
    .     - Continuation of support for the MISD school lunch program
          - Facilitated the donation of much needed bunker gear for the Marathon Volunteer Fire Dpt.
2014   - $500 each for continuing scholarship to five college MISD graduates, Omar Grano, Zach                    Gonzales, Krystal Aguilar, Micella Grano, Elizabeth Grano                                            
           - $2700 to Post Park for an aerator for the pond
           - MISD scholarships raised from $4000 to $8000.  Oscar Ureste is the first recipient
           -Funded a marketing campaign for MISD 
2013    - $500 each for continuing scholarship to two college MISD graduates, Omar Grano, Zach                    Gonzales
            - $3353 Equipment Grant for Marathon Primary Care Service
             - Funds provided to MISD students and chaperone to attend the Airport Camp in San                        Antonio
              - $4000 Scholarship awards to three MISD graduating seniors ($500 per semester), Krystal                 Aguilar, Micella Grano, Elizabeth Hernandez
              - $12,000 Grant to Marathon Library to support operations
              - Faculty signing bonus at MISD
             - $500 each for continuing scholarship to five college MISD graduates, Omar Grano, Zach                    Gonzales, Krystal Aguilar, Micella Grano, Elizabeth Hernandez
2012     - $14,000 Bonus granted to all faculty and staff at MISD ($1000 each) to be paid in the Fall
            - $325 to Texas Cultural Trust to underwrite their "Adventure in the Arts" book distribution                    to the MISD elementary school
             - TMF's FIRST SCHOLARSHIP! $4000 awarded to each college-enrolled graduate of 
                MISD who have attended ll four years of high school.  First recipients are                                             Vicki Ureste, Omar Grano 
             - MISD Teacher of the Year Award $2000
            - Faculty signing bonus at MISD
            - $500 each for continuing scholarship to two college MISD graduates, Omar Grano, Zach                   Gonzales
            - funding of administration for the biggest event in Marathon...the M2M 
            - $26,000 Grant for funding of back up generator for Marathon Water Service Co-op
2011  - $4000 college scholarship program approved for graduating seniors of MISD                                    (payments begin at the start of college)
              -$5000 paid to MISD for the superintendent's discretionary funds (details of expenditures
                include purchase of "big books" for elementary school)
              -$12,000 signing bonus for three new teachers of MISD                                                  -                     - $24,000 awarded to MISD for one time faculty bonuses  
              -$4000 awarded to MISD for technology improvements and a new server
             -$2000 for a MISD Teacher of the Year award, presented in the fall based on nominations
               from students, parents and colleagues
             -$10,000 operating funds to the Marathon Volunteer Fire Department
             -$5000 to Marathon Health Clinic for equipment
             -$44,000 to Marathon ISD for refurbishment of elementary school playground and 
              planting of a tree - complete May 2012 below budget!