Wildlife
Conservation

Developing conservationists

The Maddox Fund supports programs dedicated to land preservation, water quality, wildlife habitat and public policy advocacy. We strive to connect marginalized children and youth with wildlife through hunting, fishing and outdoor activities. With our partners, Maddox is  developing outdoor enthusiasts and life-long conservationists.

Tennessee Wildlife Federation little girl fishing

Frequently Asked Questions

+ What is the Maddox Fund’s definition of “conservation”?

The Maddox Fund’s interest in wildlife conservation is rooted in Dan and Margaret’s love of the outdoors and passion for hunting and fishing.  We support programs that protect wildlife habitat, as well as youth hunting and fishing programs.

+ What type of conservation programs is Maddox interested in?

  • Activities that get marginalized youth into the outdoors with wildlife
  • Hunting and fishing programs
  • Game and fish habitat conservation efforts
  • Conservation and wildlife habitat public policy advocacy

+ What type of conservation programs is Maddox less interested in?

  • General environmental education
  • Urban greenspace and parks
  • Recycling programs
  • Projects that do not impact game and fish habitat

Dan Maddox fishing

Did you know?

Growing up in rural Alabama, Dan started hunting small game at an early age. His passion for the outdoors and his commitment to conservation grew as he came to understand the relationship between human development and wildlife habitat.

Not to be left behind, Margaret took up hunting later in life, becoming accomplished in her own right, including earning the Grand Slam of Sheep.

 

Featured wildlife conservation partners

Harpeth Conservancy logo
Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$15,000
More info
Program Area
wildlife conservation
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$45,000
More info
Program Area
wildlife conservation
Program Description

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.

Tennessee Environmental Council logo
Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$15,000
More info
Program Area
wildlife conservation
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

Tennessee Wildlife Federation logo
Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$75,000
More info
Program Area
wildlife conservation
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$50,000
More info
Program Area
wildlife conservation
Program Description

Hands On Nashville (HON)’s AmeriCorps Program matches members – adults who commit to a year-long term of public service – with community partners, building organizational capacity to meet needs through volunteerism. A partnership with Volunteer Tennessee makes this program possible.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$30,000
More info
Program Area
wildlife conservation
Program Description

TennGreen protects important wildlife habitat using two key strategies: conservation easements on privately-held land and acquisition. On occasion, funding assistance is requested/required by landowners or by public agencies to cover specific costs of this conservation work. TennGreen requests funding to create a Wildlife Habitat Conservation Assistance Fund.