Dollar General Literacy Foundation supports youth literacy programs

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded $397,000 to Nashville-area organizations to support youth literacy programs. Award recipients include:
Cheatham County School District, Ashland City, $2,000
Freedom Middle School, Franklin, $2,000
Liberty Elementary, Franklin, $2,000
United Way of Williamson County, Franklin, $4,000
Gallatin Shalom Zone, Gallatin, $2,000
Millersville Elementary School, Goodlettsville, $3,000
100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee, Inc., Nashville, $2,000
Backfield in Motion, Inc., Nashville, $2,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee, Nashville, $2,000
Book ‘Em, Nashville, $4,000
Country Music Foundation, Nashville, $15,000
Easter Seals Tennessee, Nashville, $10,000
Fannie Battle Day Home for Children, Nashville, $3,000
FiftyForward, Nashville, $50,000
Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation, Nashville, $85,000
Hearing Bridges, Nashville, $4,000
Humanities Tennessee, Nashville, $4,000
Nashville Academy Theatre and Nashville Children’s Theatre Association, Nashville, $2,000
PENCIL Foundation, Nashville, $18,000.00
Teach For America, Inc., Nashville, $20,000
Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Nashville, $25,000
Tennessee State Collaborative on Reforming Education, Nashville, $50,000
The Brown Center for Autism, Nashville, $2,000
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, $50,000
Youth Life Foundation of Tennessee, Nashville, $30,000
Gorham MacBane Public Library, Springfield, $2,000
Robertson Education Initiative, Springfield, $2,000

Awarded at the beginning of the academic year, youth literacy grants from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation help provide teachers, schools and organizations with the funding and resources they need to properly begin the school year.

“Youth literacy grants from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation help make a distinct impact on the communities we serve by supporting programs that improve education and enhance literacy,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman/CEO. “At Dollar General, we are passionate about our mission of Serving Others and it’s exciting to see the real difference literacy and learning make in people’s lives.”

This fall, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded approximately $4 million in youth literacy grants to approximately 825 schools, non-profit organizations, libraries and community groups dedicated to the advancement of literacy.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education since its inception in 1993. In the past 21 years, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $97 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 5.8 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

A complete list of grant recipients may be found online at . Grant applications for adult, family, summer and youth literacy grants will be available in January 2015.

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