The Foundation Schools Receives $2,000 Grant


Largo, MD – October 7, 2021 – Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded The Foundation Schools a $2,000 grant to support youth literacy initiatives. This local grant award is part of more than $3 million in grants awarded this fall to nearly 760 nonprofit organizations, libraries and schools across the 46 states that Dollar General serves.

“This award is timely as we have been working hard to upgrade our libraries for in-person learning. Literacy plays a huge role in creating opportunities for our students, many of whom live in low-income households and have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s support helps our students and staff move forward together this school year!”


“The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has been proud to invest in literacy and education programs in the communities we call home for nearly 30 years,” said Denine Torr, executive director of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and vice president of corporate social responsibility at Dollar General. “As the educational landscape continues to shift, our hope is that these funds will help increase access and resources for students, educators and communities dedicated to reading and learning.”

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, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $200 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 14 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.