About us

About the fund

 Since 2009, the Maddox Charitable Fund has awarded over $21 million in grants to more than 80 organizations. Our founders had a commitment to  young people, a love of nature and a passion for hunting and fishing. The board of directors, comprised of volunteer community leaders, oversees the fund’s operation and grantmaking.

My job is to make the money and her job is to give it away -- and she's doing a lot better job than I am.

Dan Maddox


We invest in efforts that focus on or support the following:

Where we invest

The Dan and Margaret Maddox Charitable Fund serves the 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

Our Core Values

  • knowledge is power
  • transformative power of education
  • advocacy
  • open to new ways
  • innovative and adventurous
  • calculated risk-taking
  • flexible/adaptable
  • change/evolving
  • growing
  • respect for each other
  • foundation and nonprofit partners
  • can’t change things alone
  • commited to vulnerable in our midst
  • social empathy and compassion
  • lifting
  • creating opportunities
  • stewardship of resources
  • conscientious use of resources
  • serving community
  • strategic decision making
  • intentional in our investment
  • attention to investment portfolio
  • cultivating a better tomorrow
  • building a legacy
  • sustainability