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The Maclellan Foundation, Inc.


Last profile update: 04/11/2017
Last grant data update: 02/03/2018

At A Glance

The Maclellan Foundation, Inc.

820 Broad St., Ste. 300

Chattanooga, TN United States 37402-2604

Telephone: (423) 755-1366


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor






Incorporated in 1945 in DE; reincorporated in TN in 1992 - The late Robert J. Maclellan, an insurance executive, was chairman of the Provident Life and Accident Insurance Co. of Chattanooga and a director of the American Trust and Banking Company. In 1954, Mr. Maclellan established a second foundation known as the R. J. Maclellan Charitable Trust, which is smaller in size of assets and more local in scope of activities. In addition to gifts from R. J. Maclellan, the Maclellan Foundation, Inc. is supported by contributions from other members of the Maclellan family, notably the estate of Robert L. Maclellan, who was chairman and chief executive officer of the Provident Life and Accident Insurance Co. at the time of his death in 1971. The R.J. Maclellan Charitable Trust was merged into the Maclellan Foundation, Inc. as of September 14, 2000

Purpose and Activities

The purpose of the foundation in the Chattanooga area is to provide financial and leadership resources to foster biblical Christian values in the community and meet practical and spiritual needs. This is primarily accomplished through faith-based ministries. On a national basis, the foundation's vision is to see strong families worshipping in healthy churches, influencing culture, and seeking to serve God above all else. The focus is on nationwide strategies that deliver faith-based solutions.On an international basis, the foundation's vision is to see a vibrant, disciplined, reproducing church. The focus is on establishing and strengthening the church, discipleship and leadership development, promoting community transformation, and increasing access to Scripture.