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.
Check back in Fall 2022 for more information about our grant applications.
As we learn more about racial equity, land acknowledgements are a way to recognize and express gratitude to the First Nations land that we are on. For settlers, the act of performing a land acknowledgement is a very basic and fundamental step towards reconciliation between Indigenous Peoples and colonizers who occupy the land.
We acknowledge that the Maddox Fund occupies the traditional homelands of Indigenous Peoples and that our office sits near the Trail of Tears death march. We know that at least eight tribes called Tennessee home, including the Muscogee Band of Creek, Yuchi, Chickasaw, Chickamauga Band of Cherokee, Choctaw, Eastern Band of Cherokee, Shawnee and Seneca.
None of these tribes are officially recognized by the state of Tennessee.
Featured wildlife conservation partners
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.