Contributions & Gifts
  • Starting school without basic school supplies.
  • Being embarrassed because you can't read or do math at your grade level.
  • Facing huge emotional and economic barriers without the confidence and/or encouragement to stay in school and graduate on time.
supports PENCIL programs that assist students in Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools to:
  • Read at or above grade level by the time they complete the third grade.
  • Gain the math skills that are prerequisite to mastering algebra.
  • Attend school consistently to encourage learning.
  • Gain skills and knowledge required to succeed in the workplace.
  • Receive the highest quality of academic instruction and administration.
  • Experience student-adult mentor relationships.
To make a donation using your credit card click here. Donations to PENCIL are tax deductible.

In-Kind Donations

  • PENCIL also appreciates in-kind donations--e.g., school supplies for LP PENCIL Box..

PENCIL is listed in The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's overview of nonprofits.  For more information about our organization, please visit  Financial information is available for your review at