Monday, June 25, 2012

Cracker Barrel Foundation

The Cracker Barrel Foundation seeks to strengthen and preserve their community by supporting programs in the areas of education, human services, cultural affairs and the environment. Special consideration is given to programs that address children, youth and family issues, and emphasize traditional values such as hard work, education and self-reliance.

Proposals are accepted and reviewed throughout the year. Decisions are made quarterly. It is recommended that you wait twelve months between submitting proposals for funding, regardless of their approval status. Unfortunately, they are unable to fund every quality program or organization for which they receive requests. Please understand that this is a reflection of limited available resources, and not upon the worthiness of the organization.

Cracker Barrel Foundation uses no standard application form. It is requested that proposals be concise and include the following:

Please note: Organizations must have a mailing address from a city where a Cracker Barrel is located.
  • Name, address and description of organization
  • Past accomplishments of the organization
  • Objectives of organization and specific project for which funding is requested, if applicable
  • Geographic area served by organization
  • History of previous support from Cracker Barrel Foundation
  • Exact dollar amount of request
  • Plan for evaluating results of project
  • What percentage of total budget is the request?
 Attachment should include:
  • IRS letter of determination of section 501(c)(3) tax exemption status
  • Latest income and expense statement
  • Names and affiliations of those serving on your board of directors
  • Names and qualifications of employees, as well as numbers of volunteers
  • Other sources of income and amount contributed by each
  • Other organizations you are approaching for funding
  • A few current, relevant articles or reviews about the organization, if available
Proposals should be sent to:
Cracker Barrel Foundation
Penny Carroll, Director
P.O. Box 787
Lebanon, Tennessee 37088-0787
Telephone Number: (615) 444-5533
Fax Number: (615) 443-9874

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