Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards $2.5 Million in Grants

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, has announced grants totaling more than $2.5 million in support of youth literacy programs.

Awarded to nearly six hundred and fifty schools, nonprofits, and literacy organizations, the grants will support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education. Celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year, DGLF has awarded more than $84.9 million in grants to nonprofits around the country, helping some 4.8 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

"Youth literacy grants from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation are awarded at the beginning of the academic year to help make a distinct impact on the communities we serve by supporting programs that improve education and enhance literacy," said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General's chairman and CEO. "At Dollar General, we are passionate about our mission of serving others, and it's exciting to see the real difference literacy and learning makes in people's lives."