2018 Grant Application

Grant applications are due Tuesday, January 16, 2018 by 4:30 p.m. CST.  Applications will be accepted through the online application system. Be sure to click "SUBMIT" before the deadline or the application cannot be accepted.

Grant approval and declinations will be announced by the second week of May 2018.

(This link will allow you to access saved and submitted applications as well as grantee reporting.)

Areas of Interest

The Dan and Margaret Maddox Charitable Fund’s mission is to better our community through strategic investments in furthering wildlife conservation, and in improving the lives of young people.

We invest in efforts that:

  • Focus on education
  • Focus on low-income youth
  • Support and protect wildlife habitats, especially those important for hunting and fishing

We look for initiatives that operate out of:

  • A mindset of effective management and excellence
  • A culture of results and innovation
  • A philosophy of high impact  (micro or macro)
  • Approaches that have the ability to significantly improve the lives and communities of the underserved

Our founders had a commitment to helping disadvantaged young people who strive to better their lives.  And they had a love of nature and a passion for hunting and fishing.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Maddox Charitable Fund offers extensive information about our interest areas and priorities in our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).  It is beneficial to read the FAQ before submitting an application. 

If you have questions after reading the FAQ, feel free to call the office at 615-385-1006 or email our staff at  An appointment is not needed for a phone conversation, we are happy to talk to you.


Required Budget Form

The only required document, if your organization is up-to-date on, is the Maddox Charitable Fund budget form.  Instructions:  download the form to your computer, save on your hard drive, complete the budget and upload into the online application system.



Budget Workshops

The Maddox Charitable Fund will offer budget workshops for nonprofits wanting clarification on budget issues.  We encourage new applicants to attend a workshop, but it is not required.  If you would like to attend a workshop, email Kaki Friskics-Warren with the date you would like to attend.  Please limit attendance to 2 people from each nonprofit as space is limited.  

Tuesday, December 5, 10:00-11:30 a.m.; 100 Taylor Street 37208

Wednesday, January 10, 10:00-11:30 a.m.; 100 Taylor Street 37208

The Maddox Charitable Fund requires all grantees to have an up-to-date profile.

Specifically, be sure the following are up-to-date:

  1. 990 for most recent fiscal year (if not complete, explain in the comment section)
  2. Audit for most recent fiscal year (if an audit, review or compilation is available)
  3. Board of Directors, attendance...
  4. Management with biographical information
  5. IRS Letter

For assistance updating your profile, contact the appropriate coach, based on your organization's name:  Elizabeth Madsen works with organizations beginning with 1-9 and A-E; Kathryn Bennett works with nonprofits beginning with F-Z.  They can each be reached at The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee by calling 615-321-4939 or888-540-5200.

Up-to-date profiles are required to apply to the Maddox Charitable Fund.


2017 Grant Reporting

Final reports for 2017 grantees are due July 16, 2018.  The checks for 2018 grants cannot be released until the 2017 final report is received and accepted.

The narrative final report should be submitted through the online system.

The final financial report should be submitted on the required Final Financial Report Form and uploaded through the online system.

Forms and Links



Geographic Area Served

The Dan and Margaret Maddox Charitable Fund serves 41 counties in Middle Tennessee (see map below).

See the Frequently Asked Questions for more information on areas of interest.

Budget Form