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Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards Nearly $100,000 to Iowa

5/16/2024

Grants Part of More Than $10.6 Million Awarded to Support Literacy and Education Programs;

Funding Supports Adult, Family and Summer Literacy Programs Across the Country

Goodlettsville, Tennessee – May 16, 2024 – Today, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation (DGLF) announced the award of nearly $100,000 in literacy grants to Iowa non-profit organizations, libraries and schools. The funds are part of the Foundation’s more than $10.6 million donated to support adult, family and summer literacy programs in the 48 states in which Dollar General operates. With today’s grants, the DGLF also surpasses helping more than 20 million individuals achieve their educational dreams since its inception in 1993.

“We believe individuals of all ages deserve access to a quality education, and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation is thrilled to support thousands of learners across the country as they enrich their lives with literacy and education,” shared Denine Torr, executive director of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. “This year’s spring grant cycle is equally exciting as we surpass impacting more than 20 million individuals. We hope these funds provide resources needed to positively change students’ lives, helping them to build a brighter future for themselves and generations to come.”

Iowa recipients are listed below, and a comprehensive list of grant recipients may be found online at www.dgliteracy.org. The grants awarded to Iowa organizations are expected to positively impact the lives of nearly 8,000 individuals.

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These grants support schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations within a 15-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center in implementing new literacy initiatives or expanding existing ones. Funding may be used to purchase new technology, books, materials, or software to enhance literacy programs. Learn more about the Foundation’s literacy grant programs online at http://www.dgliteracy.org.

Iowa recipients include:

City
Organization Name
 Grant Amount
Ankeny
Des Moines Area Community College
 $              10,000
Ankeny
The Little White Schoolhouse Foundation
 $                3,000
Cedar Rapids
Catherine McAuley Center
 $              10,000
Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids Community School District Foundation
 $                2,000
Des Moines
8th College Connections
 $              10,000
Des Moines
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa
 $                3,000
Des Moines
Children and Family Urban Ministries
 $                2,000
Des Moines
Everybody Wins – Iowa Inc.
 $                2,000
Des Moines
Lutheran Services in Iowa
 $              10,000
Dubuque
St. Mark Youth enrichment
 $                2,000
Dysart
Norma Anders Public Library
 $                1,000
Harlan
Harlan Community Library
 $                1,750
Harlan
Harlan Community Schools
 $                7,500
Iowa City
The James Gang DBA Antelope Lending Library
 $                9,000
Iowa City
The James Gang DBA Antelope Lending Library
 $                2,000
Leon
The Family Place, Inc.
 $              10,000
Malvern
Malvern Public Library
 $                1,000
Orange City
Home Health Resources, DBA: Community Health Partners of Sioux County
 $                2,000
Waterloo
Hawkeye Community College Foundation
 $              10,000

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