Dollar General Literacy Foundation is Offering Youth Literacy Grants - Generocity Philly

Apr. 2, 2014 10:00 am

Dollar General Literacy Foundation is Offering Youth Literacy Grants

Applications are  open until May 22 for Dollar General’s Youth Literacy grant program. The youth literacy grants provide funding to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading. Dollar General is a low-price general store which in some Philadelphia neighborhoods provides many of the community’s basic […]

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Applications are  open until May 22 for Dollar General’s Youth Literacy grant program. The youth literacy grants provide funding to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading.

Dollar General is a low-price general store which in some Philadelphia neighborhoods provides many of the community’s basic needs. There are 17 locations in the city and several more throughout the region. The 75-year old company uses the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to give back to these communities, outside of providing detergent and basic food stuffs.

The Youth Literacy grants can be used to provide assistance with:

  • Implementing new or expanding existing literacy programs
  • Purchasing new technology or equipment to support literacy initiatives
  • Purchasing books, materials or software for literacy programs

Last year’s recipients included the following Philadelphia-based schools, public libraries and nonprofits: Big Picture Philadelphia, Boys and Girls Club Philadelphia, Potter Thomas School, and Reese Street Community Center. View the complete list here.

The 2014 grant application can be filled out here until May 22. The maximum grant awarded is $4,000, and grant winners will be announced August 28.

Dollar General’s Literacy Foundation offers several different types of literacy grants: adult literacy grants, library grants, family literacy grants, summer reading grants, and youth literacy grants. Learn about all them here.

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