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Maddox Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-06-09

At A Glance

Maddox Foundation

180 W. Commerce St.

Hernando, MS United States 38632-2202


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $53,784,712

Total giving: $1,305,500





Additional Contact Information

Contact for questions regarding the grantmaking process or to submit a 1-page inquiry: Glenda Gurley, e-mail:


Established in 1968 in TN - Maddox foundation was originally incorporated as a trust in Tennessee in 1968. Maddox foundation was reorganized as a Mississippi non-profit corporation in 1999, and all assets of the trust were transferred to the corporation on July 31, 2001

Purpose and Activities

The grantmaker serves as a catalyst for building strong and viable communities that meet the needs of their citizens through collaborative action and service. The foundation believes that successful communities must engage a diverse mix of human, social and economic assets in the process of defining and addressing community needs. It encourages collaborative efforts that engage a wide range of public, corporate, private and other nonprofit partners as investors and service providers. Priority is given to investments that leverage additional support from other sources, and that serve as a channel for long-term strategic change in organizations and communities to better meet local needs. This includes supporting efforts to increase philanthropy in the region through the establishment and support of community foundations.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:


Support for educational programs operated by community-based organizations, and those within local schools, colleges, and universities. The foundation is particularly interested in programs that increase access to knowledge and opportunities for local citizens.

Health Care

Support for programs and organizations that promote the general health and wellness of the entire community. The foundation also supports agencies that address the prevention and cure of diseases that affect the health and well-being of significant segments of the community.

Human Services

Support for a wide range of activities that may be defined as human services, including activities that promote civic engagement in meeting human and community development needs. The foundation focuses to some degree on programs that serve young people, including after-school programs, recreational programs, and related facilities.


Support for the engagement of religious congregations and institutions in programs and projects that address one or more of the foundation's other areas of interest. The foundation also makes occasional gifts to churches honoring the life and work of community volunteers.


Support for programs that preserve wildlife, natural habitats for wildlife, and have a broad range of interests in conservation and environmental issues. These interests include the establishment and preservation of green spaces in urban areas and the development of natural and historic trails and properties.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Community and economic development
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Foundations
  • Graduate and professional education
  • Health
  • Human services
  • Law education
  • Museums
  • Natural history museums
  • Philanthropy
  • Religion
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Male children and youth
  • Males

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $53,784,712 (market value)

Expenditures: $2,321,147

Total giving: $1,305,500

Qualifying distributions: $1,943,565