Dollar General awards $2.5 million in grants to support youth literacy programs

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation on Thursday awarded more than $2.5 million in grants to approximately 650 schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations to support youth literacy programs.

"Youth literacy grants from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation are awarded at the beginning of the academic year to help make a distinct impact on the communities we serve by supporting programs that improve education and enhance literacy," stated Rick Dreiling, Dollar General's chairman and CEO. 

Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $84.9 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 4.8 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.


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