Low-Income Youth

Supporting youth programs and youth voices

The Maddox Charitable Fund is committed to removing barriers that contribute to intergenerational poverty and  to unlocking opportunities for marginalized youth. We value high impact programs, including long-term mentoring relationships and life-skills programs.  We support movements that promote the voices and courageous leadership of youth.

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Frequently Asked Questions

+ What is the Maddox Charitable Fund’s definition of “youth”?

The Charitable Fund’s grants will focus on ages Pre-K (4/5 year olds) through traditional college age.

+ What is the Maddox Charitable Fund’s definition of “low-income”?

The Maddox Charitable Fund supports organizations serving low-income youth.  The Charitable Fund does not have a single definition of socio-economic need.  If applying under this category, please include in the program description the definition of economic need used by the agency as well as how program eligibility is determined (i.e., TANF, Food Stamps, etc.) and documented.

Grantees should document income eligibility for programs supported by the Maddox Charitable Fund.

+ What type of low-income programs is Maddox interested in?

  • After-school programs
  • Positive decision-making programs
  • Youth development programs
  • Mentoring programs
  • Youth fellowship and internship programs
  • Pre-K programs

+ What type of low-income programs is Maddox less interested in?

  • Health, dental and treatment programs for youth
  • Drug treatment programs
  • Counseling /Therapeutic Programs
  • Pregnancy programs
  • Camps and Conferences
  • Infant and toddler programs
  • Arts Programs
  • Museums and historic preservation
  • Low-intensity programs with infrequent or short-duration participant contact.

The Charitable Fund will not support:

  • Emergency assistance, including family housing, utilities, food or medical assistance.

Margaret Maddox with youth hockey players

Dan and Margaret intimately knew poverty

Margaret was raised by a single mother and Dan’s father died young, forcing Dan to quit school to help support the family.

Featured youth partners

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$15,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

In Edgehill, poverty and crime can be daily experiences. When a parent’s addiction, incarceration or health problems impede girl’s school and life success, ENP’s “The Spot” becomes a community of trust. As a Promise Zone leader, ENP proposes to expand The Spot as a model for neighborhoods addressing similar problems.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$75,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

MOBC Academic Student Unions provide academic case management and college preparation services for underserved high school youth at Stratford and Maplewood High, assisting youth with life-planning, ACT preparation, and college attainment activities, helping build support networks and patterns of success. Students in college access Post-Secondary Success persistence support in college.

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Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$40,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

To support programming and general operations.

Grant Year
2018
Grant Amount
$20,000
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Program Area
education
Program Description

This program combines tutoring by certified teachers, innovative academic support software, and weekly one-on-one academic mentoring and intensive case management to ensure high drop-out risk Club members progress on time to the next grade level each year and graduate high school ready for college, trade school, military, or employment.

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

To support programming and general operating.

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

To support programming and general operations.