Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards More Than $2.5 Million to Approximately 650 Schools, Nonprofits and Literacy Organizations across the U.S.
Wed, 21 Aug 2013
Grants provide funding for youth literacy programs
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation today awarded more than $2.5
million in grants to approximately 650 schools, nonprofits and literacy
organizations to support youth literacy programs.
“Youth literacy grants from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation are
awarded at the beginning of the academic year to help make a distinct
impact on the communities we serve by supporting programs that improve
education and enhance literacy,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s
chairman and CEO. “At Dollar General, we are passionate about our
mission of Serving Others and it’s exciting to see the
real difference literacy and learning makes in people’s lives.”
Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013, the Dollar General
Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others
improve their lives through literacy and education. Since its inception
in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than
$84.9 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than
4.8 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or
A complete list of grant recipients may be found online at www.dgliteracy.org
and grant applications for adult, family, summer and youth literacy
grants will be available in January 2014.
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For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and
its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.com.