Building
partnerships
to create
opportunities

Our Mission

The Dan and Margaret Maddox Charitable Fund’s mission is to better the communities of Middle Tennessee through strategic investments that further wildlife conservation, and improve the lives of young people. 

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Investing in high impact programs and courageous leaders to transform the lives of marginalized youth and further wildlife conservation

Dan and Margaret Maddox

A Legacy of Giving

Dan and Margaret Maddox had a passion for helping low-income young people and a love for nature. For nearly half a century, their generosity sowed the seeds that would grow into opportunities for young people to prosper and wildlife habitats to thrive.

Read more about Dan and Margaret’s story »

Our Partners

Through leadership and innovation, our partners drive social change and the idea that we all can live in harmony with nature and one another.   Visit the Grant Directory to see all Maddox partners and grants.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$50,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

Girls Inc. at the YWCA serves 360 at-risk girls through in-school programming, spring break camp, and summer camp. The key objective of Girls Inc. is to equip girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow up healthy, educated, and independent.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$7,000
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Program Area
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.

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Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$50,000
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Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$17,500
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Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

WDYO 104.1FM is a youth of color led community radio station in Nashville. WDYO has trained over 40 young people as DJs, 30 of whom have recorded live radio programs and 15 of whom have a weekly show. WDYO includes a Coordinating Committee, DJ Trainings and Apprenticeship Program.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$5,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

Our Pre-K classroom is a Metro Public Schools classroom that is funded by Metro during the school year. Our Summer Pre-K Enrichment Program reinforces what the children have learned, adds enrichment activities, and provides a safe place for low income families to leave their children.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$6,000
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Program Area
low-income youth
Program Description

Urban Housing Solutions is transitioning our Fisk Court property to house homeless youth in partnership with Oasis Center, located across the street. Part of this transition and rehabilitation includes creating a common outdoor space with a shade structure, outdoor furniture, and landscaping.

Transparency Policy

We strive to maintain solid relationships  with our partners, stakeholders, and our community built on openness, inclusivity, and transparency.  As such, we remain committed to being accountable, accessible, and offer full financial disclosure.