We take pride in furthering our mission of Pleasing People® through the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Foundation as well as Cracker Barrel Old Country Store’s corporate giving. Since 1996, the Foundation alone has awarded millions of dollars in grants to support numerous nonprofits and programs, while additional corporate donations have supported countless charitable entities across the country.
We direct the majority of our philanthropic efforts toward supporting the families of those serving in America’s armed forces. By directing our giving toward this area — and choosing a select group of recipients — we believe Cracker Barrel can have a deeper, more meaningful, and lasting impact.
As part of our commitment to military personnel, Cracker Barrel and the Cracker Barrel Foundation have long supported military-focused nonprofits and charitable initiatives, including the USO, the National Military Family Association, Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, United Through Reading, and the National Museum of the United States Army, among many others.
Cracker Barrel Employee Support
The strength of our brand and the success of our stores rely on the health and wellbeing of our employees and their families. In addition to providing financial and in-kind donations to nonprofits that support the Cracker Barrel philanthropic mission, Cracker Barrel also supports its employees and their spouses and children through several key initiatives.
Cracker Barrel Cares
For the past decade, Cracker Barrel Cares has allowed employees to help fellow employees who are experiencing extreme financial hardship. Employees donate to Cracker Barrel Cares to show their deep commitment to serving people – starting with their fellow employees and their families. Recipients know that grants represent true caring and support from their Cracker Barrel family.
Employee Scholarship Program
The Foundation supports an annual Employee Scholarship Program, which recognizes and rewards the accomplishments of Cracker Barrel employees and their children who excel in their studies and serve their communities.
Cracker Barrel and its Foundation considers requests for grants and donations of dining certificates from nonprofit and community organizations who also support our philanthropic focus.
Grants: If you are a federally recognized 501(c)(3) entity supporting military families, you may apply for a financial grant from the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Foundation by emailing Foundation@CrackerBarrel.com.
Dining Certificate Donation: If you are a tax-exempt charitable organization helping military families in your community, you may request a dining certificate (redeemable at a local Cracker Barrel Old Country Store) by emailing Donations@CrackerBarrel.com.