GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation on Monday made an approximately $9.2 million commitment to support literacy.
The financial commitment includes nearly $8.2 million in spring grants to support family, adult and summer literacy program across the country. Grant recipients will be announced on May 12 and a list of organizations selected for funding will be posted on www.dgliteracy.org. These grants aim to support schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations in implementing new literacy initiatives or expanding existing ones. Funding may be used to purchase new technology, equipment, books, materials, or software to enhance literacy programs.
DGLF’s commitment also features a $1 million grant to DonorsChoose to support a match program for book projects on May 5 in celebration of Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week.
Additionally, Dollar General said it is offering a monthly in-store discount for teachers. Teachers may sign up to receive the exclusive teachers’ offer through the DG App or website and add the discount as a DG Digital Coupon. The discount is one-time use each month and may be added monthly.
“Today’s announcement further demonstrates our commitment to serving teachers and students across the nation,” said Denine Torr, executive director of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. “The Dollar General Literacy Foundation believes everyone should have access to programs that help strengthen reading and build critical literacy skills, and teachers should have the tools needed for quality classroom instruction. We are proud to offer grants to schools, libraries and nonprofit organizations that help increase access to education and inspire innovation, helping to build brighter futures for all families.”