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 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:
Click here to download the 2015 Adult Literacy Grant recipients.
The 2016 Adult Literacy Grant applications will be available January 2016.
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.
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Family Literacy Grants provide funding to family literacy service providers. Organizations applying for funding must have the following three components:
Click here to download the 2015 Family Literacy Grant recipients.
The 2016 Family Literacy Grant applications will be available January 2016.
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 new readers, below grade level readers or readers with learning disabilities.
Click here to download the 2015 Summer Reading Grant recipients.
The 2016 Summer Reading Grant applications will be available January 2016.
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:
The open solicitation period for the 2015 Youth Literacy Grants has closed. Thank you to all who applied. The Youth Literacy Grant recipients will be announced September 10, 2015.