Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards over $4 Million to more than 870 Schools, Nonprofits and Literacy Organizations across the U.S.

Grants provide funding for youth literacy programs

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Dollar General Literacy Foundation this morning awarded over $4
million to approximately 870 schools, nonprofits and literacy
organizations to enhance and support youth literacy and education across
the 43 states Dollar General serves.

“At Dollar General, our mission is Serving Others, and we
are committed to making a difference in people’s lives through the
support of literacy initiatives and educational programs in communities
across the U.S.,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO. “These grants
fill a critical need in our communities by providing a timely funding
boost at the beginning of the school year for the enhancement of
literacy programs.”

These youth literacy grants are awarded at the beginning of the academic
year in an effort to give teachers, schools and organizations a great
start with the funding and resources they need for the upcoming school

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. In the past 22 years, the Dollar General
Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $100 million in grants to
nonprofit organizations, helping more than six million individuals take
their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

A complete list of grant recipients may be found online at
Grant applications for adult, family, summer and youth literacy grants
will be available in January 2016.

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