Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards $22K to Minnesota nonprofits, libraries, schools

(ABC 6 News) – The Dollar General Literacy Foundation (DGLF) on Thursday announced $22,000 in youth literacy grants will be awarded to Minnesota nonprofit organizations, libraries and schools.

The money is part of more than $3 million dispersed across the country to help narrow the gap between learners’ needs and programs’ financial resources by providing books, technology, equipment or materials to youth education programs.

One of the Minnesota recipients is the Dyslexia Institute of Minnesota located in Rochester which is the only nonprofit in the region that offers services for dyslexic students and their families, including tutoring and training for teachers and parents. The nonprofit will receive $2,000 in grant money.

The Minnesota grants are expected to positively impact the lives of approximately 1,600 individuals in the state.

Other Minnesota recipients include:

Organization NameCityGrant Amount
Ulen-Hitterdal Elementary SchoolUlen$2,000
Kipp Minnesota Public SchoolsMinneapolis$4,000
RTR Public School DistrictTyler$3,000
Ellsworth Public SchoolEllsworth$3,000
Glacial Hills Elementary SchoolStarbuck$3,000
East Side Learning CenterSt. Paul$3,000
Harbor City International SchoolDuluth$2,000
Courtesy: Dollar General Literacy Foundation

“The Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s work to help individuals pursue their dreams and educational goals stands at the forefront of the Foundation’s philanthropic passions, and we are proud to extend our ongoing commitment to support youth education through today’s grant announcement,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer and Dollar General Literacy Foundation chairman. “We understand the challenges educators and literacy programs may face and are proud to invest in local literacy and education initiatives to further demonstrate our mission of Serving Others.”

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