Not Your Average Award

May 02, 2016
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation celebrated an exciting day on May 12 when it awarded its spring grant recipients, providing more than $7.1 million to over 900 schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations across 43 states!
Grants will help fund adult, family and summer literacy programs in an effort to teach individuals to read and prepare for high school equivalency exams.
“Consistent with our mission of Serving Others, we are excited to provide these organizations with funding to further literacy and education across the communities we call home,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO.  “It is always so exciting to see the true and meaningful impact the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has on both children and adults looking to improve their lives through literacy.”
The DGLF is also currently accepting applications for youth literacy grants through Thursday, May 19, 2016. Youth literacy grants help fund new technology, equipment, books, materials and software to support schools, public libraries and nonprofit organizations in implementing new or expanding existing literacy efforts. Applications are available on online at
Since the Dollar General Literacy Foundation started in 1993, it has awarded more than $120 million in grants to nonprofit organizations. The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has helped more than 7.3 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

A complete list of grant recipients may be found online at

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About Dollar General Corporation 

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is proud to serve as America’s neighborhood general store. Founded in 1939, Dollar General lives its mission of Serving Others every day by providing access to affordable products and services for its customers, career opportunities for its employees, and literacy and education support for its hometown communities. As of August 4, 2023, the company’s 19,488 Dollar General, DG Market, DGX and pOpshelf stores across the United States and Mi Súper Dollar General stores in Mexico provide everyday essentials including food, health and wellness products, cleaning and laundry supplies, self-care and beauty items, and seasonal décor from our high-quality private brands alongside many of the world’s most trusted brands such as Coca Cola, PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, General Mills, Hershey, J.M. Smucker, Kraft, Mars, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble and Unilever.  Learn more at

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