• Adult Literacy Grants
  • Beyond Words
  • Family Literacy Grants
  • Summer Reading Grants
  • Youth Literacy Grants

The need for literacy assistance isn't confined to a single age group or geographic location. That's why the Dollar General Literacy Foundation's grant programs help improve the lives of people of all ages in many different communities.

Adult Literacy Grants

Adult Literacy Grants award 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:

  • Adult Basic Education
  • GED or high school equivalency preparation
  • English Language Acquisition
  • Grant Announcement: May 12, 2016
  • Maximum Grant Amount: $15,000

The open solicitation period for the 2016 Adult Literacy Grants has closed. Thank you to all who applied. The Adult Literacy Grant recipients will be announced May 12, 2016.

Beyond Words: The Dollar General School Library Relief Program

The Beyond Words program, administered by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), 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.

For eligibility requirements and application details, please click here.

Family Literacy Grants

Family Literacy Grants provide funding to family literacy service providers. Organizations applying for funding must have the following three components:

  • Adult Education Instruction
  • Children's Education
  • Parent and Child Together Time (PACT)
  • Grant Announcement: May 12, 2016
  • Maximum Grant Amount: $15,000

The open solicitation period for the 2016 Family Literacy Grants has closed. Thank you to all who applied. The Family Literacy Grant recipients will be announced May 12, 2016.

Summer Reading

Summer Reading Grants provide 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 below grade level readers or readers with learning disabilities.

  • Grant Announcement: May 12, 2016
  • Maximum Grant Amount: $3,000

The open solicitation period for the 2016 Summer Reading Grants has closed. Thank you to all who applied. The Summer Reading Grant recipients will be announced May 12, 2016.

Click here to download the 2015 Summer Reading Grant recipients.

Youth Literacy Grants

Youth Literacy Grants provide 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:

  • Implementing new or expanding existing literacy programs
  • Purchasing new technology or equipment to support literacy initiatives
  • Purchasing books, materials or software for literacy programs
  • Deadline to apply: May 19, 2016 (11:00 p.m. CST)
  • Grant Announcement: September 1, 2016
  • Maximum Grant Amount: $4,000

Click here to apply for a 2016 Youth Literacy Grant.

Click here to download the 2015 Youth Literacy Grant recipients.