Since 1993, the foundation awarded over $98 million to charitable organizations advancing literacy in the US. The Dollar General Literacy Foundation provides support for literacy programs for children, youth, adults and families in 40 states.
In order to be eligible for Dollar General grants, the organization must focus on one/several of the following areas: adult literacy (GED, English language), family literacy (adults’ education, children’s education, parenting classes), youth literacy (purchase of new technology, books, other educational materials), summer reading programs for kids.
Applicants must be 501c3 approved organizations, be located in and provide direct services in a state in which Dollar General operates, and must be located within 20 miles of a Dollar General store.
Grants vary by program, on average $3,000-$15,000.
Deadlines for grant applications vary by program, generally the end of February. However, youth literacy programs may apply until mid-May (in 2015, the deadline was May 21st).
More detail on The Dollar General Foundation Grants,