Contributions & Gifts

Why should you invest in PENCIL? 
Because PENCIL invests in the students of Metro Nashville Public Schools.

  • Invest in the second-graders wanting extra help learning to read words like “neighbor.” With PENCIL Reading Tutors, now they love to discover new books.
  • Invest in the sixth-graders needing to master multiplication of decimals.  Because of PENCIL Math Tutors, they are ready to take on seventh-grade math. 
  • Invest in the high school students learning what it means to have a plan for college and career. Because of PENCIL Partnerships in our Academies, they are working beside professional engineers, scientists, graphic designers and computer programmers. 
  • And invest in the students in all grades whose families work hard but they still struggle to make sure they have crayons, pencils and notebooks for class. Because Metro teachers get free school supplies at the LP PENCIL Box, these students are prepared.

Your donation to PENCIL is directly related to students’ success in the classroom. Stronger PENCIL Partnerships mean more tutors, more mentors and more school supplies. More support from people like you means more opportunities for deserving students to learn and succeed.

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