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 low-income 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 directly affect game and fish habitat

Wildlife Conservation &
the Census

A complete count is important to making sure that Middle Tennesse receives funding and can strategize around protecting the environment.  Check out these facts and learn how you can get involved.

A complete count will help us capture our regions growth and help us develop plans to protect the environment.
10 minutes
that's the estimated time it takes to complete the census
$35 million
that's how much is allocated for water and waste disposal in rural counties, which is dependent on census data
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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

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

To support programming and general operations.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$8,000
More info
Program Area
wildlife conservation
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

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
$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.