The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded grants totaling $8.3 million in support of literacy and education initiatives.
"In keeping with Dollar General's mission of Serving Others, we are excited to provide grants to support literacy and education initiatives in the communities we proudly call home," said Todd Vasos, Dollar General's CEO. "Each year, funds provided by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation make a real difference by providing the tools that students, adults, and families need to pursue new opportunities and accomplish their goals. We believe these programs empower the communities we serve, and we are honored to play a role in their success."
“Education has the ability to level the playing fields in life,” said Denine Torr, Dollar General’s senior director of Community Initiatives. “Through these grants, we are helping expand access to educational programs and enhancing literacy instruction for adults, families, and youth. We are excited to invest in programs across our hometown communities that are uplifting and empowering others to have a brighter future.”
Each year, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards funds to nonprofit organizations, schools and libraries within a 20-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center to support adult, family, summer and youth literacy programs. Through partnerships with national literacy organizations like the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, XPRIZE Foundation, and the American Libraries Association, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation supports organizations that increase access to educational programming, stimulate and enable innovation in the delivery of educational instruction and inspire a love of reading.