Dollar General Literacy Foundation: Summer Reading Grants
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation was established in 1993 in honor of Dollar General’s co-founder, J.L. Turner, who was functionally illiterate with only a third grade education. The organization funds literacy grants in five focus areas, one of which is Summer Reading. 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 new readers, below grade level readers, or readers with learning disabilities.
Amount: Up to $3,000.
Eligibility: 501(c)(3) organizations with a valid IRS tax ID; Public Libraries. Organizations must provide direct services and be located within 20 miles of a Dollar General store (there are 62 Dollar General stores in NM).
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