The Higgins Center for Nonprofits is a multi-tenant nonprofit center. We provide nonprofit organizations affordable office space, opportunities for collaboration, development and training opportunities to allow them to better accomplish their mission. The below market rent, utilities, and building services available for our partners allows them to focus on their mission of providing services to provide for and improve our community.

Our Mission

The Higgins Center for Nonprofits maximizes the impact of nonprofits through affordable rent while offering development and collaboration opportunities.

Our Vision

Connecting nonprofits working to improve our community.

Our Values







Media Inquiries

Please direct all media inquiries to the attention of Ashley Reynolds at [email protected] or 270.842.2259.

Higgins Center for Nonprofits Logo available to download

Our tenants enjoy access to

  • Coworking Facility Services
  • Business Development Opportunities
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Free Workshops and Learning Programs
  • Referral to Resources and Consultants


The Higgins Center for Nonprofits was born because of the vision and generosity of Fred Higgins.

For more than forty years, Fred Higgins owned and operated Minit Mart Foods, a convenience store chain that has grown to include more than 200 locations. His success as a businessman never clouded his unique ability to slow down and put others first, always paying attention to the “least of these” in society. Fred was passionate about philanthropic work. He served as the first Kentucky Kids on the Block, Inc. Board President and paved the way for the puppet troupe to impact 25,000+ children annually with powerful life changing messages.

In 2015, Fred deeded the former Minit Mart headquarters to Kids on the Block, forever linking the business and the nonprofit that both meant so much to him. Initially called the SKY Center for Nonprofits, the building was renamed The Higgins Center in the fall of 2019.

The legacy of Fred will continue as South Central Kentucky nonprofits will forever find affordable rent and development opportunities at 958 Collett Avenue.

Fred Higgins

Center Leadership

Hannah Barahona- Coldwell Banker Legacy Group

Adam Galloway- German American Bank

David Hosay- Sublime Media Group

John Kelly – Retired

Tracey Pharris- BB&T/Truist

Ashley Reynolds- Kentucky Kids on the Block

Steve Sutton- Chase Bank

Barry Williams – Communications Systems/ABCO Courier