Dollar General grants $230K in Ohio for literacy


GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn, (WDTN) – The Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced Tuesday the award of more than $230,000 in literacy grants to Ohio nonprofit organizations, libraries and schools.

The company says these funds are to supporting adult, family and summer literacy programs within a 20-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center across the 44 states Dollar General serves, and plan to positively impact the lives of nearly 21,000 Ohioans.

“Dollar General is excited to provide these organizations with funding to support literacy and education throughout the 44 states we serve,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO.  “Providing these grants and supporting the communities we call home reflects our mission of serving others and it’s rewarding to see the impact these funds have.”

The grants in Ohio are part of more than $7.5 million that the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Tuesday.

Recipients plan to use Dollar General Literacy Foundation funds to help adults learn to read, prepare for the high school equivalency exam, promote childhood summer reading or learn English.

Ohio recipients are listed below and a comprehensive list of grant recipients may be found online at

CityOrganization NameCountyAmount
DaytonBrunner Literacy CenterMONTGOMERY$10,000.00
DaytonSinclair Community College FoundationMONTGOMERY$10,000.00
SpringfieldClark State Community CollegeCLARK$7,500.00
SpringfieldSpringfield City Board of EducationCLARK$10,000.00
AthensOhio University Foundation- ZanesvilleATHENS$2,800.00
Bowling GreenLa Conexion de Wood CountyWOOD$8,000.00
CardingtonCardington-Lincoln Public LibraryMORROW$1,500.00
CincinnatiEducation Matters, Inc.HAMILTON$10,000.00
CincinnatiLiteracy Network of Greater CincinnatiHAMILTON$12,000.00
CincinnatiThe Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County FoundationHAMILTON$3,000.00
CincinnatiWordPlay CincyHAMILTON$2,000.00
ClevelandLifelong LearningCUYAHOGA$1,000.00
ClevelandMerrick HouseCUYAHOGA$12,000.00
ClevelandNear West Side Multi-Service CenterCUYAHOGA$12,000.00
ClevelandSeeds of LiteracyCUYAHOGA$12,000.00
ClevelandThe Spanish American Committee for a Better CommunityCUYAHOGA$10,000.00
ColumbusBoys & Girls Clubs of ColumbusFRANKLIN$3,000.00
ColumbusColumbus Literacy CouncilFRANKLIN$10,000.00
ColumbusDominican Sisters of PeaceFRANKLIN$7,750.00
ColumbusLower Lights MinistriesFRANKLIN$2,000.00
ConneautFriends of the Conneaut Public LibraryASHTABULA$3,000.00
FostoriaKaubisch Memorial Public LibrarySENECA$500.00
FremontVanguard-Sentinel ABLESANDUSKY$8,166.00
LisbonLepper Public LibraryCOLUMBIANA$2,000.00
LouisvilleLouisville Public LibrarySTARK$3,000.00
MansfieldThe Salvation Army – Dewald Community CenterRICHLAND$2,000.00
McConnelsvilleMorgan County Learning CenterMORGAN$8,400.00
MedinaLiteracy Council of Medina CountyMEDINA$8,000.00
MilfordLiteracy Council of Clermont and Brown CountiesCLERMONT$5,000.00
SycamoreMohawk Community LibraryWYANDOT$2,000.00
ToledoSocial Services for the Arab CommunityLUCAS$10,000.00
ToledoWater for IshmaelLUCAS$10,000.00
ToledoYMCA of Greater ToledoLUCAS$2,000.00
VersaillesWorch Memorial Public LibraryDARKE$1,000.00
WauseonSara’s GardenFULTON$2,000.00
WellingtonHerrick Memorial LibraryLORAIN$2,000.00
WoosterWayne County ABLEWAYNE$10,000.00
YoungstownPublic Library of Youngstown & Mahoning CountyMAHONING$2,000.00

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