Apply for a Grant

2020 Grant Application

The deadline for the 2020 grant application was 1/15/20. The deadline for the 2021 grant application will be 1/15/21.  Please check back in October when our application will be open!


Download an application template for Microsoft Word.

New applicant?

If you are new to our grant system, please visit our new applicants page to set up your account.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Maddox Fund offers extensive information about our interest areas and priorities on our FAQ page. It is beneficial to read the FAQ before submitting an application. If you have questions after reading the FAQ, feel free to call the office at 615-385-1006 or email our staff. An appointment is not needed for a phone conversation; we are happy to talk with you.

Required Budget Form

Because your profile is up-to-date, the Maddox Fund only needs one form in addition to your narrative proposal.  Please download the budget form, complete, and upload into the online system.

Budget Workshops

The Maddox Fund will offer budget workshops for nonprofits wanting clarification on budget issues. We encourage new applicants to attend a workshop, but it is not required. If you would like to attend a workshop, email with the date you would like to attend. Please limit attendance to 2 people from each nonprofit as space is limited.

December 12, 10:00-11:30 AM
January 8, 10:00-11:30 AM

If you are unable to make it to our office for a workshop, we will have an online workshop on December 4th at 2:00 PM.  Please e-mail us if you would like to attend that.  We also have a budget tutorial video online if you’re unable to make any of these dates.

Giving Matters

Maddox grant reviewers will often use Giving Matters for additional information on your organization. For questions about Giving Matters, visit our FAQ page.  If this is a barrier for your organization, please contact Maddox staff.

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

Where we invest

The Dan and Margaret Maddox Fund serves 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