EIN 58-1475675

Pencil Foundation

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Pencil's mission is linking community resources to nashville public schools to help young people achieve academic success and prepare for life. Pencil's mission is to link community resources to nashville public schools to help students achieve academ...
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Angela U Adams CEO
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Program areas at Pencil Foundation

Pencil partners are businesses and organizations committed to student success through organized, coordinated activities that match the unique attributes of each partner with the specific needs of each school or academy. By leveraging our wide network of business contacts and comprehensive knowledge of nashville schools, Pencil connects businesses and schools in customized, meaningful ways that directly help metro students achieve success in school and in life. We manage these relationships by facilitating communication, providing activity ideas, supporting volunteer management, and helping the school and partner develop a year-long action plan. In addition, Pencil hosts the pencilmein615.org website where schools, partners and individuals log their volunteer hours and in-kind gifts. We are committed to implementing more opportunities for virtual engagement so that students continue to benefit from these impactful 1:1 experiences with Pencil partners, regardless of where students are learning.
Pencil's four school-based family resource centers (frcs) serve as a hub for community resources, helping students and their families navigate outside agencies that can assist with social, emotional, and physical needs. Through assistance from Pencil partners, community agencies and other resources, frcs are typically able to stock emergency food/clothing and develop services tailored to their school population, such as ged and english-language classes, counseling and eye exams, and much more. As school transitioned to remote learning and unemployment became rampant this spring, our frcs became critical distribution hubs for weekly food boxes provided by second harvest food bank as well as other key family necessities such as diapers, household essentials, and sanitizing products.
The lp Pencil box exists to remove barriers to learning for metro students by ensuring classrooms are stocked with the necessary supplies - and that teachers don't have to spend their own money to purchase these supplies. Through generous donations from businesses, organizations and individuals, the box is stocked with core supplies such as pencils, pens, notebooks, crayons, scissors, reading books, backpacks and much more. Every metro teacher can make up to four shopping trips per school year. As students transitioned to learning remotely at the end of the academic year, we began packing and delivering student supply kits at mnps meal sites to assure students working at home (particularly elementary students) had core supplies on hand.

Who funds Pencil Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
United Way of Greater Nashville (UWGN)Program Opns (Obi)$132,000
Dollar General Literacy FoundationYouth Literacy Partner$75,000
Scarlett Family FoundationSupport for Programs$75,000
...and 21 more grants received totalling $428,221

Personnel at Pencil Foundation

Angie AdamsPresident and Chief Executive Officer$145,915
Dr. Robert WallaceChief Operating Officer
Kelly RolfVice President of Development and Marketing
Bob KucherVice President of Partnerships and Programs / Vice President , Partnerships and Programs
Joel WrightDirector of Operations and Warehouse Programs / Partnerships and Programs Coordinator
...and 14 more key personnel

Financials for Pencil Foundation

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$3,474,102
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$20,300
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$11,250
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$53,953
Total revenues$3,559,605

Form 990s for Pencil Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-02-22990View PDF
2019-062019-12-09990View PDF
2018-062018-12-22990View PDF
2017-062017-12-05990View PDF
2016-062017-02-21990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s
Data update history
July 22, 2022
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $75,000 from Dollar General Literacy Foundation
February 25, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 7 new personnel
September 28, 2021
Received grants
Identified 10 new grant, including a grant for $75,000 from Scarlett Family Foundation
August 22, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
April 29, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
Nonprofit Types
SchoolsEducational service providersFamily service centersCharities
EducationHuman servicesChildrenHunger
Provides grantsFundraising eventsState / local levelReceives government fundingCommunity engagement / volunteeringTax deductible donationsEndowed support
General information
7199 Cockrill Bend Blvd
Nashville, TN 37209
Metro area
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
Davidson County, TN
Website URL
(615) 242-3167
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
B92: Remedial Reading, Reading Encouragement Programs
NAICS code, primary
624190: Individual and Family Services
Parent/child status
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