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 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

+ 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.

Dan Maddox fishing

Land Acknowledgement

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 is officially recognized by the state of Tennessee.

Featured wildlife conservation partners

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$7,000
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Program Area
wildlife conservation
Program Description

Youth Incorporated Camp YI will host 4 weekend overnight youth hunts and 2 or more day hunts for youth hunters in Middle Tennessee. The 175 acre Camp YI will furnish lodging, food plots, and hunting stations: hard shell platforms, ground blinds, and double ladder deer stands to assist the hunters.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$50,000
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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.

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.

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.

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

To support programming and general operations.