Supporting youth programs and youth voices
The Maddox Fund is committed to removing barriers that contribute to intergenerational poverty and to unlocking opportunities for marginalized youth. We value high impact programs, including long-term mentoring relationships and life-skills programs. We support movements that promote the voices and courageous leadership of youth.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Maddox Fund’s grants will focus on ages Pre-K through traditional college age (ages 4-24).
The Maddox Charitable Fund supports organizations serving low-income youth. The Charitable Fund does not have a single definition of socio-economic need. If applying under this category, please include in the program description the definition of economic need used by the agency as well as how program eligibility is determined (i.e., TANF, Food Stamps, etc.) and documented.
Grantees should document income eligibility for programs supported by the Maddox Charitable Fund.
- After-school programs
- Positive decision-making programs
- Youth development programs
- Mentoring programs
- Youth fellowship and internship programs
- Pre-K programs
- Health, dental and treatment programs for youth
- Drug treatment programs
- Counseling /Therapeutic Programs
- Pregnancy programs
- Camps and Conferences
- Infant and toddler programs
- Arts Programs
- Museums and historic preservation
- Low-intensity programs with infrequent or short-duration participant contact.
The Charitable Fund will not support:
- Emergency assistance, including family housing, utilities, food or medical assistance.
Marginalized Youth &
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Dan and Margaret intimately knew poverty
Margaret was raised by a single mother and Dan’s father died young, forcing Dan to quit school to help support the family.
Featured youth partners
To find messages and messengers that can move individuals who are “conflicted” about immigrant rights to being solidly supportive and inoculated from being pushed in the wrong direction when hit by attacks for anti-immigrant forces.
TOYS is a week long outdoor camp that teaches youth about the importance of natural resources and conservation.
Buffalo Ridge Hunter Recruitment Initiative is a unique outreach and educational facility that totals over 1800 acres and incorporates a variety of habitats including a few miles of the buffalo river.
United4Hope brings together faith-based organizations and public schools to see Nashville’s students thrive and our communities transformed by serving in four primary roles: student support, family engagement, staff encouragement, and in-kind contributions. The primary focus is on supporting MNPS Reading and Math Literacy initiatives and social-emotional support programs.
TFA-Nashville is working towards a future when all children have access to an excellent education. We recruit our nation’s most promising leaders through a highly selective admissions process; build a diverse corps of recent college graduates and professionals to teach with a minimum two-year commitment in high-need public schools.
The Franktown Outdoors program rewards youth interested in wildlife conservation, hunting, fishing, hiking, etc. with opportunities to learn new skills and enjoy all that nature has to offer. This program is rewards based and our inner city youth must meet certain criteria to participate.