Funding the power of learning

Adult Literacy Grants

We award funding to organizations that provide direct services to adults in need of literacy assistance in one of the following areas:

  • Adult Basic Education
  • GED or High School Equivalency Preparation
  • English Language Acquisition

The open solicitation period for the 2020 Adult Literacy Grants has closed. Thank you to all who applied.  The Adult Literacy Grant recipients will be announced May 14, 2020 via email and a list of grant recipients will also be posted here.

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Dollar General School Library Relief Program

Together with the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), we support public school libraries recovering from major disasters by providing grants for books, media, and equipment.

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Family Literacy Grants

Nonprofit organizations who support the whole family in literacy and are seeking funding are encouraged to apply if they provide the following:

  • Adult Education Instruction
  • Children’s Education
  • Parent and Child Together Time (PACT)

The open solicitation period for the 2020 Family Literacy Grants has closed. Thank you to all who applied.  The Family Literacy Grant recipients will be announced May 14, 2020 via email and a list of grant recipients will also be posted here.

Summer Reading

These grants support the creation or expansion of summer reading programs. Local nonprofit organizations, schools and libraries are eligible to apply if their programs meet the following criteria:

  • Target Pre-K – 12th grade students
  • Target below grade level readers
  • Assist readers with learning disabilities
  • Serve students learning English as a Second Language

The open solicitation period for the 2020 Summer Reading Grants has closed. Thank you to all who applied.  The Summer Reading Grant recipients will be announced May 14, 2020 via email and a list of grant recipients will also be posted here.

Youth Literacy Grants

Schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations who help students that are below grade level or having trouble reading are eligible to apply. Grant funding is provided to assist in the following areas:

  • Implementing new or expanding existing
    literacy programs
  • Purchasing new technology or equipment to
    support literacy initiatives
  • Purchasing books, materials or software
    for literacy programs

Click here to apply for a 2020 Youth Literacy grant.

Deadline to apply: May 21, 2020 (by 10pm CST)
Grant announcement: September 10, 2020
Maximum grant amount: $4,000

Click here to download the 2019 Youth Literacy grant recipients.