Dollar General Literacy Foundation
Dollar General Literacy Foundation

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation believes learning to read and receiving your high school diploma or equivalent is an investment that opens doorways for personal, professional and economic growth. That is why our commitment to literacy remains strong. It is the one gift that no one can take away – the one gift that lasts a lifetime.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is celebrating over 20 years of funding literacy programs. Since its inception in 1993, the Foundation has awarded more than $98 million to nonprofit organizations and schools that have helped more than 5.8 million individuals advance their literacy and basic education skills.

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The Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools

The mission of the American Indian College Fund is to transform American Indian higher education by funding and creating awareness of the unique, community-based accredited tribal colleges and universities. Established in 1989 by tribal college presidents, the Fund is one of the nation's preeminent American Indian charities. The core mission of their work supports the 34 member tribal college institutions. During the 2013-2014 school year, the Fund awarded $6.4 million in scholarships to more than 3,900 students.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation and the American Indian College Fund partnered to establish the Fund's first programmatic initiative dedicated to improving the overall adult literacy and educational attainment rates in Indian Country by supporting tribal college’s GED adult education programs. This partnership has provided affordable and accessible adult education programming for American Indians in rural and economically-disadvantaged communities. More than 700 students will be served this school year through the Dollar General American Indian Literacy and Adult Education program, providing them with a second chance to pursue higher education or employment.

To find out more about the American Indian College Fund, please visit their website