At Dollar General, our mission is Serving Others
and we live out this mission every day. We are dedicated to improving the lives of our customers by making shopping simple and affordable. We are also committed to helping others better their own lives through community support, in particular literacy and education.
Dollar General is deeply committed to the communities we call home. We consider the needs of our customers and the issues important to them. In keeping with its corporate mission of Serving Others, the company has a longstanding tradition of supporting literacy and education.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation
Committed to helping increase the literacy skills of individuals of all ages, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $135 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 8 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education since its inception in 1993.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards grants each year to nonprofit organizations, schools and libraries within a 20-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center to support adult, family, summer and youth literacy programs.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation also supports customers interested in learning how to read, speak English or prepare for the high school equivalency test. At the cash register of every Dollar General store, customers may pick up a brochure with a postage-paid reply card that can be mailed in for a referral to a local organization that offers free literacy services.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation reviews grants to support adult, summer, family and youth literacy programs. Interested applicants may apply each January at www.dgliteracy.org.