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Deadline: February 23, 2017

Dollar General Literacy Foundation: Summer Reading Grants

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation understands that success in today’s world requires a strong educational foundations, particularly solid literacy skills. The Foundation’s overall program goals are to:

  • Increase access to programs that are designed to help adults and youth who are struggling with basic literacy and education
  • Ensure individuals are able to read English at proficient levels to advance toward and obtain their high school diploma or equivalent
  • Help create models of success/best practices that can be replicated in order to help increase the high school graduation rate and GED attainment rate in the United States

The Foundation’s 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.

Amount: Grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded.

Eligibility: 501(c)(3) organizations with a valid IRS tax ID and public libraries. Organizations must provide direct services and be located within 20 miles of a Dollar General store (there are 79 Dollar General stores in NM.

Note that public, private, or charter schools are not eligible.

Link: http://www2.dollargeneral.com/dgliteracy/Pages/index.aspx

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