GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Sep 17, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- The Dollar General Literacy Foundation, a philanthropic arm of Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG), announced that it has awarded $550,000 in grants to 110 non-profit organizations across the company's 27-state market area. The grants went to non-profit literacy providers dedicated to increasing the functional literacy of adults and families.
Dollar General Literacy Foundation grants provide program support to non- profit literacy organizations in the Dollar General market area with the intent of helping literacy providers increase their capacity to serve low- level literacy adults and their families. Programs supported through the Foundation's grants include adult basic education, GED preparation, English as a second language, family literacy and workforce literacy initiatives.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation accepts proposals on an annual basis. The next Request for Proposal submission deadline is April 9, 2004. RFP packages will be available online January 9, 2004. For more information on the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, visit the company's Web site at www.dollargeneral.com. To place your name on the RFP mailing list for future RFPs, send your organization's name, a contact name, and mailing address to The Dollar General Literacy Foundation, P.O. Box 1064, Goodlettsville, TN 37072-1064.
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Dollar General Corporation is a Fortune 500® retailer with more than 6,500 stores in 27 states and distribution centers in Kentucky, Florida, Virginia, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio.
The following list includes the 110 organizations that received funding from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation during the 2003 grant cycle.
Organization City State Central Alabama Laubach Literacy Council Montgomery Alabama Northwest - Shoals Community College Adult Muscle Shoals Alabama Education Program SAFE Family Services Center Sylacauga Alabama Literacy Council of Hot Springs County, Inc. Malvern Arkansas Literacy Council of Jefferson County Pine Bluff Arkansas Literacy Council of Western Arkansas, Inc. Fort Smith Arkansas Polk County Literacy Council, Inc. Mena Arkansas Delaware Technical & Community College Adult Dover Delaware Education Program Adult Literacy League, Inc. Orlando Florida GROWS Literacy Council Apopka Florida Learn to Read of Northwest Florida, Inc. Pensacola Florida Sarasota Family YMCA/Children's Services Sarasota Florida Catholic Social Services, Inc. Atlanta Georgia Community Partnership of Elbert County Elberton Georgia Easter Seals Middle Georgia Dublin Georgia Literacy Volunteers of America Decatur Georgia Carl Sandburg College Literacy Coalition Galesburg Illinois Chinese Mutual Aid Association Chicago Illinois Dominican Literacy Council Aurora Illinois John A. Logan College Literacy Program Carterville Illinois Youth Service Bureau of Illinois Valley Ottawa Illinois Clinton County Economic Advancement Foundation Frankfort Indiana La Porte Literacy Coalition La Porte Indiana Literacy Coalition of Kokomo-Howard County, Inc. Kokomo Indiana Steuben County Literacy Coalition Angola Indiana The Salvation Army Family Literacy Program Terre Haute Indiana Volunteers in Tutoring Adult Learners (VITAL) Bloomington Indiana Iowa Homeless Youth Centers Des Moines Iowa Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. Marshalltown Iowa Tripoli Public Library Tripoli Iowa Donnelly College Kansas City Kansas Hutchinson Community College Learning Center Hutchinson Kansas Literacy Resources Wichita Kansas Seward Community College ESL Program Liberal Kansas Bell County Council on Literacy, Inc. Middlesboro Kentucky Scott Education and Community Foundation Georgetown Kentucky Western Kentucky Refugee Mutual Assistance Bowling Green Kentucky Society Western Kentucky University Adult Literacy Bowling Green Kentucky Program Progressive Education Program New Iberia Louisiana Reading Education for Adult Development (READ) Oakdale Louisiana St. Ambrose Family Outreach Center Baltimore Maryland St. Michael's Rectory ESL Literacy Initiative Silver Springs Maryland The Learning Bank of COIL Baltimore Maryland Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries Detroit Michigan Oakland Literacy Council Pontiac Michigan Southgate Adult & Community Education Southgate Michigan Specialized Language Development Learning Grand Rapids Michigan Center, Inc. Bolivar County Literacy Council Cleveland Mississippi EXCEL, Inc. Okolona Mississippi Grenada League for Adult Development Grenada Mississippi Lafayette County literacy Council Oxford Mississippi Laclede Literacy Council - LVA Lebanon Missouri Missouri Humanities Council St. Louis Missouri SERVE, Inc. Fulton Missouri Women's Employment Network (WEN) Kansas City Missouri Lincoln Action Program Lincoln Nebraska Lincoln Literacy Council Lincoln Nebraska Literacy Volunteers of America - West Hudson Kearny New Jersey Literacy Volunteers of America Cape - Pleasantville New Jersey Atlantic, Inc. Literacy Volunteers of America in Mercer County Trenton New Jersey Literacy Volunteers of Middlesex South River New Jersey Hispanic Outreach Services Albany New York InterReligious Council of Central New York Syracuse New York Literacy Volunteers of America - Suffolk County Bellport New York The Learning Place Syracuse New York Craven Literacy Council New Bern North Carolina Gaston Literacy Council, Inc. Gastonia North Carolina Literacy Council of Buncombe County Asheville North Carolina Literacy Council of Wake County Raleigh North Carolina Stanly Community College Family Literacy Albemarle North Carolina Program Clinton County Adult New Readers Wilmington Ohio Licking County Coalition for Housing Newark Ohio Project: Learn of Summit County Akron Ohio YWCA of Greater Cincinnati Cincinnati Ohio Family & Children's Services Tulsa Oklahoma McAlester Regional Literacy Council McAlester Oklahoma Oklahoma Literacy Resource Office Oklahoma City Oklahoma Pontotoc County Literacy Coalition Ada Oklahoma Alle-Kiski Learning Center, Inc. Arnold Pennsylvania Carlisle Area OIC Learning Center Carlisle Pennsylvania Center for Literacy Philadelphia Pennsylvania Voice for Adult Literacy United for Education Chester Pennsylvania YWCA of Westmoreland County Greensburg Pennsylvania Howard Adult Center Georgetown South Carolina Laurens County Literacy Council Laurens South Carolina Middle Tyger Community Center Lyman South Carolina Trident Literacy Association North Charleston South Carolina Baptist Hospital Foundation Nashville Tennessee Christian Women's Job Corps Nashville Tennessee Collierville Literacy Council Collierville Tennessee Dyer County Literacy Program, Inc. Dyersburg Tennessee Literacy Council of Sumner County Hendersonville Tennessee Preston Taylor Ministries Nashville Tennessee Read to Succeed - United Way of Middle Nashville Tennessee Tennessee AAMA Adelante Houston Texas Austin Families, Inc. Austin Texas Benitia Family Center San Antonio Texas Houston READ Commission Houston Texas Literacy Advance of Houston, Inc. Houston Texas National Alliance of Urban Literacy Coalitions Houston Texas Vickery Meadow Learning Center Dallas Texas Victoria Adult Literacy Council Victoria Texas Literacy Volunteers of America - Prince William Woodbridge Virginia Literacy Volunteers of Marshall & Ohio Counties Wheeling Virginia Loudoun Literacy Council Leesburg Virginia Patrick County Public Schools Stuart Virginia Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic Charlottesville Virginia Rosedale Community Center Rosedale Virginia Hamlin-Lincoln County Public Library Hamlin West Virginia Tri-State Literacy Council Huntington West Virginia
SOURCE Dollar General Corporation
Denine Torr, Charitable Contributions Specialist of Dollar General Corporation, +1-615-855-5208