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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

PENCIL

Linking community resources with Nashville Public Schools

four stars

90.91

7199 Cockrill Bend Boulevard Nashville, TN 37209
tel: (615) 242-3167   Web Site
EIN: 58-1475675

Board Leadership
Darin Matson
Chairman

CEO
Angie Adams
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.91 four stars
  Financial 93.35 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1982, PENCIL Foundation is the premier organization linking community resources of both volunteers and materials with Metro Nashville Public Schools. PENCIL administers eight educational programs that involve the community as volunteers and mentors, provide academic enrichment opportunities, prepare students for graduation and get school supplies in the hands of children who need them.

Founded in 1982, PENCIL Foundation is the premier organization linking community resources of both volunteers and materials with Metro Nashville Public Schools. PENCIL administers eight educational programs that involve the community as volunteers and mentors, provide academic enrichment opportunities, prepare students for graduation and get school supplies in the hands of children who need them.

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Financial

four stars

93.35

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
89.0%
  Administrative Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.60
  Program Expenses Growth 8.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by PENCIL on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by PENCIL on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
PENCIL (TN) 90.91 four stars
A Gift for Teaching (FL) 91.52 four stars
Hillsborough Education Foundation (FL) 89.39 three stars
Kids In Need Foundation (OH) 92.38 four stars
Classroom Central (NC) 94.74 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,591,564
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $147,111
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $296,896
Total Contributions $3,035,571
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,035,571
   Other Revenue $92,542
TOTAL REVENUE $3,128,113
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,354,468
   Administrative Expenses $67,897
   Fundraising Expenses $200,791
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,623,156
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $504,957
   
Net Assets $1,690,734

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
LP Pencil Boxes for the Distribution of School Supplies $1,514,255 64.3%
Network Partnerships $510,844 21.7%
Family Resource Centers $303,685 12.9%

Ratings History
PENCIL has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 05/01/2019 90.91 four stars
2017-06 05/01/2018 90.58 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 90.45 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 88.18 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 82.45 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 80.57 three stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 82.71 three stars
2012-06 03/01/2014 84.92 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 58-1475675
Name in IRS Master File PENCIL FOUNDATION
NTEE Code B90
NTEE Classification Educational Services and Schools - Other
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (603) Non-financial services of facilities to other organizations
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date August, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$126,785 4.83% Angie Adams President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
PENCIL (TN) 90.91 four stars
Crayons to Classrooms (OH) 97.17 four stars
AdoptAClassroom.org (MN) 93.98 four stars
DonorsChoose.org (NY) 96.66 four stars
Hillsborough Education Foundation (FL) 89.39 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

PENCIL
7199 Cockrill Bend Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37209
tel: (615) 242-3167
EIN: 58-1475675

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Board Leadership

Darin Matson
Chairman

CEO

Angie Adams
President, CEO

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