Cracker Barrel Foundation

Serving others is just what we do, and not just in our restaurants.

Our Mission

The Cracker Barrel Foundation seeks to strengthen and preserve our 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.

Our History

Cracker Barrel’s core value of positive community impact was reflected when the Foundation was formed in 1996. Since that time, the Cracker Barrel Foundation’s philanthropic initiatives have provided support for charitable organizations to strengthen the communities in which we work and live.

Recent News

The Cracker Barrel Foundation recently announced it has joined an elite group of national partners and will support the National Military Family Association’s Operation Purple Family Retreat Program, making sure families of those returning from deployment are able to rekindle special family bonds. Learn more here.


Proposals should be sent in hard copy, via US Postal Service, to:

Cracker Barrel Foundation
Penny Carroll, Director
P.O. Box 787
Lebanon, Tennessee 37088-0787

Phone: (615) 444-5533
Fax: (615) 443-9874