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Dollar General Literacy Foundation

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Dollar General Literacy Foundation


We believe in the power of learning

For 26 years, we’ve watched millions of hardworking people reach for their dreams.
All are facing challenges and contending with busy lives, yet they still find ways to thrive.
Our foundation has awarded more than $186 million to support literacy and learning.
In turn, these grants have enabled more than 12 million people to achieve their goals.
We are honored to help.


Adult Literacy Grants 2021 Application Closed
We award funding to organizations that provide direct services to adults in need of literacy assistance in one of the following areas:

  • Adult Basic Education
  • GED or High School Equivalency Preparation
  • English Language Acquisition

Beyond Words: Dollar General School Library Relief Program Ongoing
Together with the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), we support public school libraries recovering from major disasters by providing grants for books, media, and equipment.

Family Literacy Grants 2021 Application Closed
Nonprofit organizations that support the whole family in literacy and are seeking funding are encouraged to apply if they provide the following:

  • Adult Education Instruction
  • Children’s Education
  • Parent and Child Together Time (PACT)

Summer Reading 2021 Application Closed
These grants support the creation or expansion of summer reading programs. Local nonprofit organizations, schools, and libraries are eligible to apply if their programs meet the following criteria:

  • Target Pre-K – 12th grade students who are new readers
  • Target below grade level readers
  • Assist readers with learning disabilities

Youth Literacy Grants May 20, 2021, 10pm CST
Schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations that help students that are below grade level or having trouble reading are eligible to apply. Grant funding is provided to assist in the following areas:

  • Implementing new or expanding existing literacy programs
  • Purchasing new technology or equipment to support literacy initiatives
  • Purchasing books, materials or software for literacy programs


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