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Dollar General Literacy Foundation

 
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    CFDA#

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    Funder Type

    Corporate Foundation

    IT Classification

    C - Funds little to no technology

    Authority

    Dollar General Corporation

    Summary

    The following grant programs are currently available through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation:
    • Adult Literacy Grants: This program awards funding to nonprofit organizations that provide direct service to adults in need of literacy assistance. Organizations must provide help in one of the following instructional areas: (a) Adult Basic Education, (b) GED or high school equivalency preparation, and, (c) English Language Acquisition.
    • Beyond Words: The Dollar General School Library Relief Program: This program is administered by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), and benefits public school libraries recovering from major disasters. The fund provides grants for books, media, and equipment that support learning in a school library environment.
    • Family Literacy Grants: This program provides funding to family literacy service providers. The Foundation uses the federal government's definition of family literacy when reviewing grant applications. Organizations applying for funding must have the following three components: (a) Adult Education Instruction; (b) Children's Education; and, (c) Parent and Child Together Time (PACT).
    • Summer Reading Grants: This program provides grant funding to local nonprofit organizations and libraries to help with the implementation or expansion of summer reading programs. Programs must target Pre-K through 12th grade students who are new readers, below grade level readers or readers with learning disabilities.
    • Youth Literacy Grants: This program provides funding to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading. Grant funding is provided to assist in the following areas: (a) Implementing new or expanding existing literacy programs; (b) Purchasing new technology or equipment to support literacy initiatives; and, (c) Purchasing books, materials or software for literacy programs. 
     

    History of Funding

    Previous grantees can be seen on the program page.

    Additional Information

    Detailed information on each of  grant program can be reviewed: http://www2.dollargeneral.com/dgliteracy/Pages/index.aspx

    Contacts

    Dollar General Foundation Staff

    Dollar General Foundation Staff
    100 Mission Ridge
    Goodlettsville', TN 37072
    6158554000
    6158554000
     

  • Eligibility Details

    • Adult Literacy Grants - Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations that provide direct service to adults in need of literary assistance
    • Beyond Words - Eligible applicants are public school libraries that have incurred substantial damage or hardship due to a natural disaster, fire or an act recognized by the federal government as terrorism within the past 36 months.
    • Family Literacy Grants - Eligible applicants are family literacy service providers.
    • Summer Reading Grants - Eligible applicants are local nonprofit organizations and libraries
    • Youth Literacy Grants - Eligible applicants are schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations

    Deadline Details

    • Adult Literacy Grants: Applications must be submitted on February 22, 2018.
    • Beyond Words Program: Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
    • Family Literacy Grants: Applications must be submitted on February 22, 2018.
    • Summer Reading Program: Applications must be submitted on February 22, 2018.
    • Youth Literacy Program: Applications must be submitted on May 17, 2018.
    Applications should be submitted by 11:00 p.m. CST on the application due date. It is expected that FY19 competition information will be available by mid-January, 2019.

    Award Details

    • Adult Literacy Grants: Maximum award is $15,000
    • Beyond Words Program: Award amounts vary
    • Family Literacy Grants: Maximum award is $15,000
    • Summer Reading Program: Maximum award is $3,000
    • Youth Literacy Program: Maximum award is $4,000



     

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