Make a Gift

Your donation to PENCIL enables us to connect community resources to MNPS that support students’ academic success.

Every gift to PENCIL means more Reading Partners working one-to-one with struggling students, more school supplies reaching MNPS teachers through the LP PENCIL Box, and more PENCIL Partners bringing real-world experience to Metro’s high school students.

We appreciate your gift, and are excited to share these opportunities for you to get even more engaged at our different giving levels.

Donation FAQs

PENCIL is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. PENCIL’s EIN number is 58-1475675.

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Contact your HR Department to see if your company will match your donation. Some companies will double or even triple your donation.

YES! PENCIL is a proud partner agency of the United Way of Greater Nashville. You can designate your UW campaign gift to go to PENCIL by listing us on your pledge card or UW campaign site. PENCIL’s UW number is 182.

Other Ways to Give

Donate Stock:

PENCIL welcomes stock gifts. For more information on how to support PENCIL through stock transfers, click on the form below.

Join a Community Give-Back Program: 

Sign up to support PENCIL through the Amazon Smile program or register your Kroger Plus card for the Kroger Community Rewards program and help PENCIL earn dollars with every purchase. It costs you nothing, and every penny helps support our mission!

Proud Partner Agency of the United Way of Greater Nashville