Funding the power of learning

Adult Literacy Grants

We award funding to organizations 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

Click here to apply for a 2019 Adult Literacy grant.

Deadline to apply: February 21, 2019 by 10pm CST

Grant announcement: May 9, 2019

Maximum grant amount: $15,000

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)

Click here to apply for a 2019 Family Literacy grant.

Deadline to apply: February 21, 2019 by 10pm CST

Grant announcement: May 9, 2019

Maximum grant amount: $15,000

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, schools and libraries are eligible 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

Click here to apply for a 2019 Summer Reading grant. NEW this year- schools are eligible.

Deadline to apply: February 21, 2019 by 10pm CST

Grant announcement: May 9, 2019

Maximum grant amount: $3,000

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 eligible 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

Applications for 2019 grant proposals will be available February 28, 2019 and will be due by May 16, 2019.

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

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