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 2020 Adult Literacy grant.

  • Deadline to apply: February 20, 2020 (by 10 pm CST)
  • Grant announcement: May 14, 2020
  • Maximum grant amount: $10,000

Click here  to download the 2019 Adult Literacy grant recipients.

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 2020 Family Literacy grant.

  • Deadline to apply: February 20, 2020 (by 10 pm CST)
  • Grant announcement: May 14, 2020
  • Maximum grant amount: $10,000

Click here   to download the 2019 Family Literacy grant recipients.

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
  • Target below grade level readers
  • Assist readers with learning disabilities

Click here   to apply for a 2020 Summer Reading grant.

  • Deadline to apply: February 20, 2020 (by 10 pm CST)
  • Grant announcement: May 14, 2020
  • Maximum grant amount: $3,000

Click here   to download the 2019 Summer Reading grant recipients.

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

Congratulations to the 2019 Youth Literacy grant recipients. Click here to view the list of award winners.

The 2020 Youth Literacy grant applications will be available February 27, 2020.