Nashville Peace and Justice Center
530 26th Ave. N
Nashville TN 37209
Nashville Peace and Justice Center
Mission Statement
The Nashville Peace and Justice Center (NPJC) is a community based coalition of individuals and organizations working to promote equity and to create a peaceful, just and sustainable society through reflection, education and non-violent action.
CEO/Executive Director NA NA NA
Board Chair Ms. Lorri Mabry
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 1991
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
Graph: Expense Breakdown Graph - All Years
Projected Expenses $10,795.00
Projected Annual Revenue 7900 (2018)
Mission The Nashville Peace and Justice Center (NPJC) is a community based coalition of individuals and organizations working to promote equity and to create a peaceful, just and sustainable society through reflection, education and non-violent action.
HISTORY. In 1991, the first Gulf War transformed a network of activist groups into the Nashville Peace and Justice Center (NPJC). Providing a central location for a variety of peace and justice groups to meet, it became a connecting point for a variety of grassroots groups and new coalitions. As of 2011, the NPJC has 16 member organizations and an organizing base of thousands of individuals.
Impact The Center has two primary functions: (i) local center for movement-based organizing and (ii) education and training center for activists and organizers. All of the Center's work falls into six-interrelated categories: (i) Social/Economic Justice, (ii) Racial Justice, (iii) Peace-building & Conflict Resolution,(iv) Human Rights, (v) Environmental Sustainability, and (vi) Interfaith Diversity Work. All Center activities are constructed with the goal to expand, deepen and diversify the base of activists and organizers in Middle Tennessee. The Nashville Peace and Justice Center has been serving the Middle Tennessee area for twenty years, providing a broad range of services. The sixteen member groups in the coalition have been focused on everything from peace activism to the environment to the economic and justice disparities of marginalized communities. Through the combined efforts of the member groups and the more that 2,000 individual activists, NPJC has been able to impact the Tennessee State Legislature, the City of Nashville, and even national policy regarding such issues as health care and the war in Iraq. The Leadership Institute, sponsored by the NPJC, has trained hundreds of community activists over the years in the skills needed to affect meaningful social change.
Attract more people of diverse cultural backgrounds.
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy / Alliances & Advocacy
Secondary Organization Category International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security / Arms Control, Peace Organizations
Tertiary Organization Category Environment / Environmental Education
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN - Davidson
TN - Williamson
TN - Rutherford
Our primary focus is in Middle Tennessee, but our members and organizations are interested in statewide, national and international issues as well. 
Description A nine week intensive training in the fundamental skills of grassroots organizing. The Institute is offered three times each annual cycle. A team of 10 – 15 Local organizers/facilitators offer training in specific organizing skills such as understanding power, racial justice, media outreach, citizen lobbying, and community resource mapping all in the context of existing local issue-based campaigns. Each training will be offered to 30 participants,
Budget 2000
Population Served , ,
Description We hold a monthly roundtable discussion for all progressive individuals and organizations, regardless of whether they belong to NPJC.  Each month we choose the most burning issue of the day and discuss what to do about it. We try to involve both those leaders and groups dedicated to a particular issue and the broader progressive community, to help each issue find a wider constituency and to help us all become more knowledgeable about the issues and their interrelations.
Budget 800
Population Served , ,
Description The primary purpose is to combat militarism; to stop wars and occupations and to rechannel our resources towards peaceful purposes through education and the mobilization of public dissent. NPJC “educates into action” the general public by mobilizing public activities with a goal to put the voices of war veterans, families of soldiers, and young people at the forefront. The secondary purpose is to expand the movement by supporting local collective organizing (see accomplishments). The Nashville Peace Coalition has been the primary hub of local peace activism.
Budget 500
Population Served Adults, ,
Description With U.S. media outlets overwhelmingly owned by for-profit conglomerates (8 conglomerates own 85% of all media) the NPJC offers alternatives to this system through 2 primary mechanisms: (i), interactive website, and (ii) a weekly electronic "Eblast" community events calendar that reaches 2500 NPJC members.
Budget 400
Population Served Adults, ,
Description The majority of NPJC member organizations have little or no budget, staff, or office. NPJC is a free community space. Members hold over 75 meetings a year in our conference room, and the NPJC office technology is available for member usage. NPJC provides informal technical assistance, publicity and help with coordination of events.
Budget 4000
Population Served , ,
CEO Comments

Progressive advocacy organizations in Tennessee face a substantial challenge from the state level political environment. This challenge should be addressed by advocacy organizations working together to organize outreach to the public, including rallies and educational forums. The Center and its member organizations have a been able to organize outreach and rallies as well as effectively lobby for their goals at the Federal, state, and local levels. This capability will become more valuable as more traditional lobbying methods may become less effective. The Center, though its monthly Roundtables, offers a meeting place for both progressive organizations and individuals to come together to discuss current opportunities and threats. This capacity is supplemented through an electronic newsletter with a readership of over 1800 recipients.

The Center has historically enabled new advocacy organizations to emerge and grow through fiscal sponsorships. In the last four years, the Center has sponsored both the Nashville Homeless Power Project and the Progreso Community Center serving Nashville’s growing homeless and Hispanic populations respectively. The current financial crisis has debilitated some organizations serving important constituencies while new populations and needs are emerging. The Center can provide fiscal sponsorships and technical expertise in conjunction with the Leadership Institute or separately to serve the needs of Middle Tennessee and esspcially the Nashville-Davidson County Metro area.

Jerry Harder


Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Lorri Mabry
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term Dec 2017 to Nov 2018
Board Members
Ms. Elizabeth Barger Community VolunteerVoting
Ms. Karen Cisler Community VolunteerVoting
Mr. John Eldredge Community VolunteerVoting
Mr. Jerry Harder Community VolunteerVoting
Ms. Lori Mabry Community VolunteerVoting
Mr. William Northrup Community VolunteerVoting
Ms. Susan Shann ShannVoting
Mr. Ken Townsend Community VolunteerVoting
Rev. Richard Wineland Community VolunteerVoting
Ms. Cora Wiser Community VolunteerVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? No
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Does the Board include Client Representation? Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Mr. John Eldredge
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term Dec 2017 to Nov 2018
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Raising
Risk Management Provisions
General Property Coverage
Special Event Liability
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director NA NA NA
Term Start Jan
Email NA
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 50
Contractors 0
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2018
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2018
Projected Revenue $7,900.00
Projected Expenses $10,795.00
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Endowment Spending Percentage (if selected) 0%
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$14,179$10,272$68,698
Administration Expense$6,681$1,814$6,915
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates----$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.050.730.12
Program Expense/Total Expenses68%85%91%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$12,022$11,068$32,772
Current Assets$12,022$11,068$32,772
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$18,399
Total Net Assets$12,022$11,068$14,373
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities----1.78
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, Gifts and Grants $12,164Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $7,133Contributions, Gifts and Grants $8,561
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Revenue $9,275Program Revenue $825Program Revenue $486
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMembership Dues $375Membership Dues $490Membership Dues $400
IRS Letter of Exemption
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? No
Campaign Start and End Dates June to Dec
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount 0 as of May
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires June 2019
Solicitations Permit
2018-2019 Solicitation Permit
Registration No Financial Comments
Financial figures taken from 990.
990 was prepared by Cloud Bookkeeping Service.
Foundation and corporate contributions may be included in Individual Contributions sum, as figures are not separated in 990EZ.
Comments provided by Kathryn Bennett 9/17/18.
Nonprofit Nashville Peace and Justice Center
Address 530 26th Ave. N
Nashville, TN 37209
Primary Phone (615) 321-2266
CEO/Executive Director NA NA NA
Board Chair Ms. Lorri Mabry
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Year of Incorporation 1991

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