About us

About the fund

 Since 2009, the Maddox Charitable Fund has awarded over $21 million in grants to more than 150 organizations. Our founders had a commitment to  young people, a love of nature and a passion for hunting and fishing. The board of directors, comprised of volunteer community leaders, oversees the fund’s operation and grantmaking.

My job is to make the money and her job is to give it away—and she's doing a lot better job than I am.

Dan Maddox

Grantmaking

We invest in efforts that focus on or support the following:

Where we invest

The Dan and Margaret Maddox Charitable Fund serves the 41 counties of Middle Tennessee listed below. Programs must operate within this geographic area. 

Bedford, Cannon, Cheatham, Clay, Coffee, Davidson, Dekalb, Dickson, Fentress, Franklin, Giles, Grundy, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Lawrence, Lincoln, Macon, Marion, Marshall, Maury, Montgomery, Moore, Overton, Perry, Pickett, Putnam, Robertson, Rutherford, Sequatche, Smith, Jackson, Stewart, Sumner, Trousdale, Van Buren, Warren, Wayne, White, and Williamson

Our Core Values

  • We believe education and knowledge are transformative
  • We champion just and equitable systems and policies
  • We manage our resources with integrity and transparency
  • We embrace the shared responsibility to better our community and protect our wildlife habitats
  • We honor the voices of marginalized communities
  • We engage our work with humility and curiousity
  • We celebrate courageous leadership