Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards $33,655 in Literacy Grants to Tampa Area Schools, Nonprofits and Literacy Organizations

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Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards $33,655 in Literacy Grants to Tampa Area Schools, Nonprofits and Literacy Organizations

Grants provide funding for youth literacy programs


Goodlettsville, Tenn. – September 10, 2015 — Today, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded $33,655 to area schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations to enhance and support youth literacy and education programs. These grant awards are part of more than $4 million in grants awarded today to approximately 870 schools, nonprofits and organizations throughout the 43 states Dollar General serves. Local award recipients include:


Tampa Bay Blvd. Elementary Tampa $3,000
The Children’s Home, Inc. Tampa $4,000
MYcroSchool Pinellas Saint Petersburg $4,000
YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg Saint Petersburg $3,961
Polk Education Foundation Bartow $4,000
Oasis Middle School Bradenton $3,000
Team Success: A School of Excellence Bradenton $1,500
PACE Center for Girls- Polk County Lakeland $3,994
Educational Consultants Consortium, Inc. Palmetto $4,000
Sarasota School of Arts & Sciences Sarasota $2,200


“At Dollar General, our mission is Serving Others, and we are committed to making a difference in people’s lives through the support of literacy initiatives and educational programs in the communities we call home,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO.  “These grants fill a critical need in our communities by providing a timely funding boost at the beginning of the school year for the enhancement of literacy programs.”


These youth literacy grants are awarded at the beginning of the academic year in an effort to give teachers, schools and organizations a great start with the funding and resources they need for the upcoming school year. 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 2016.


About the Dollar General Literacy Foundation

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education as part of the company’s mission of Serving Others for over 20 years.  Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $100 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping nearly six million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit


About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operates 12,198 stores in 43 states as of July 31, 2015. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg’s, General Mills, and PepsiCo. For more information on Dollar General, please visit

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