Funding the power of learning

Adult Literacy Grants

We award funding to nonprofits that provide direct services to adults in need of literacy assistance in one of the following areas:

  • Adult Basic Education
  • GED or High School Equivalency Preparation
  • English Language Acquisition

The open solicitation period for the 2018 Adult Literacy Grants has closed. Thank you to all who applied.  Applications for the 2019 grant proposals will be available in January.

Please click the link below for a list of the 2018 grant recipients.

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Beyond Words:

Dollar General School Library Relief Program

Together with the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), we support public school libraries recovering from major disasters by providing grants for books, media, and equipment.

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Family Literacy Grants

Nonprofit organizations who support the whole family in literacy and are seeking funding are encouraged to apply if they provide the following:

  • Adult Education Instruction
  • Children’s Education
  • Parent and Child Together Time (PACT)

The open solicitation period for the 2018 Family Literacy Grants has closed. Thank you to all who applied. Applications for the 2019 grant proposals will be available in January.

Please click the link below for a list of the 2018 grant recipients.

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Summer Reading

These grants support the creation or expansion of summer reading programs. Local nonprofit organizations and libraries are encouraged to apply if their programs meet the following criteria:

  • Target Pre-K – 12th grade students who are new readers
  • Target below grade level readers
  • Assist readers with learning disabilities

The open solicitation period for the 2018 Summer Reading Grants has closed. Thank you to all who applied. Applications for the 2019 grant proposals will be available in January.

Please click the link below for a list of the 2018 grant recipients.

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Youth Literacy Grants

Schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations who help students who are below grade level or having trouble reading are encouraged to apply. Grant funding is provided to assist in the following areas:

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

The open solicitation period for the 2018 Youth Literacy Grants has closed.  Thank you to all who applied.  The Youth Literacy recipients will be announced August 28, 2018.