Dollar General Literacy Foundation Grant Application Now Open

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for adult, family, summer reading and youth literacy programs.  Applications are available online at

Eligible organizations must be a qualified 501(c)(3) organization with a valid IRS tax ID or be a public library or school and must be located within a 20-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center.


Adult Literacy Grants

Adult Literacy Grants award funding to nonprofit organizations that provide direct service to adults in need of literacy assistance. Organizations must provide help in one of the following instructional areas:

Family Literacy Grants

Family Literacy Grants provide funding to family literacy service providers. Organizations applying for funding must have the following three components:

Summer Reading Grants

Summer Reading Grants provide funding to local nonprofit organizations and libraries to help with the implementation or expansion of summer reading programs. Programs must target Pre-K through 12th grade students who are below grade level readers or readers with learning disabilities.

Youth Literacy Grants

Youth Literacy Grants provide funding to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading. Grant funding is provided to assist in the following areas: