Private Funder: Dollar General Literacy Foundation; Opportunity: Dollar General Literacy Foundation 2017 Youth Literacy Grants; Funding Focus: Education; Geographic Focus: Regional (in the 40 states where the store has locations); Eligibility: Schools & nonprofits; Funding: Up to $4,000 each; Deadline: TBD, the next round opens in January.
Summary: Grants support projects to help under-achieving students improve their literacy skills. Applicants must be located in and provide direct service within Dollar General’s 40-state market area. The program’s website offers a link to the Nat’l Literacy Directory, which should be helpful as applicants craft or enhance their program prior to applying. Grant funding is provided to assist: (1) implementing new or expanding existing literacy programs; (2) purchasing new technology or equipment to support literacy initiatives: and (3) purchasing books, materials or software for literacy programs.
The foundation will launch in January its Adult Literacy Grants competition (https://goo.gl/rf3s40) multiple awards of $15,000 each. Those awards help nonprofits provide direct service to adults in need of literacy assistance.
Info: http://tinyurl.com/cdp89-047; 615/855-5210.