Human Services

GraceWorks Ministries, Inc.

aka GraceWorks

Franklin, TN


Neighbor serving Neighbor, by the power of God's grace. Who needs help... The working poor: Most are unprepared or ill-equipped to deal with a crisis situation (illnesses, accidents, divorce, loss of employment are all reasons many seek help) The working and middle classes: Growing numbers of Williamson County residents, including many who have never had to ask for help before, need help with the expenses of living. The poverty stricken: People who are having trouble breaking the cycle of poverty and dependence on outside help.

Ruling Year


Principal Officer

Valencia A. Breckenridge

Main Address

104 Southeast Parkway

Franklin, TN 37064 USA


Williamson, hunger, food, children, shelter





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Other Housing, Shelter N.E.C. (L99)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Established in 1995, GraceWorks Ministries is a Christian-based nonprofit in Franklin, TN that provides basic needs to help people in Williamson County move past a point of crisis.

Through a network of committed volunteers, community partners, and donors, GraceWorks serves local residents by providing multiple programs and services to meet the needs of neighbors in crisis situations. Through these programs, GraceWorks strives to provide hope through help and improve the quality of life for those in need.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Family Support

Hunger Prevention

Seasonal Needs

Instructional Programs

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

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Total dollars received in contributions

Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Context notes

Cash income. In-kind included and this number is $4.8M.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

1. Meet an expected 10% increased demand across all our services.
2. Continue developing long-term solutions toward a stable and financially secure for those in need through internal training and partnering with other organizations to provide mentoring, training and education.
3. Increase monetary and in-kind funding, visibility and understanding.
4. Continue developing an outstanding team of staff and volunteers.

We have recently undergone a 360 Degree Review which will become a guide for GraceWorks to create a long-term strategic plan to address both current and future needs within the community.

GraceWorks has both the experience and resources needed to be both effective and efficient to address the needs of our community. This includes relationships with volunteers and area businesses who assist us in achieving our goals.

We also network with other nonprofits so that, in the event a neighbor needs a service we cannot provide, we are able to assist them by referring them onto another agency.

Record of need requests and needs met for all service areas are maintained at GraceWorks. We use such information in grant proposals and our annual review.

In 2016, GraceWorks was able to fulfill nearly 47,000 needs for help valued at $5.2 million.

External Reviews

Affiliations & Memberships

Center for Nonprofit Management Excellence Network

Nashville's Table

Williamson County Chamber of Commerce

American National Red Cross

Second Harvest Food Bank

United Way Member Agency

Feeding America - Affiliate



GraceWorks Ministries, Inc.

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Not Applicable


Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Not Applicable


Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Not Applicable


Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Not Applicable


Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

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