2023 Grant Update

As the Dan & Margaret Maddox Fund continues to live into our commitment to racial equity, we are critically examining our practices and understandings of grantmaking in an effort to imagine more just and equitable practices.   All 2020 and 2021 grants were multi-year.  Multi-year grants give our nonprofit partners time to plan for shifting funding sources and allows the Maddox board to dive deep into transformative change.

2023 Timeline

We anticipate the schedule below as we move toward our 2023 grant cycle.

  • September 2022 – new grant priorities and process announced
  • December 2022 – 2023 grant application made available
  • March 1, 2023 – application deadline
  • May 15, 2023 – grant announcements made
  • July 1, 2023 – grant funds available

Want to know more?

Please reach out to one of our staff members for any questions!


Download an application template for Microsoft Word.


We make grants to organizations 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

Opportunity Grants

The Maddox Fund has set aside funds outside of the RFP process allowing us to be more nimble in times of change.  Opportunity grants can support new initiatives, adjustments to existing programs, capacity building, collaborations, match programs, emergency funding and staff care.  The Maddox Fund prioritizes Black, Indigenous and People of Color-led organizations for Opportunity Grants.

Reach out to a Maddox staff member if you want to learn more about Opportunity Grants: