Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards Nearly $120,000 to Florida Schools, Libraries and Literacy Organizations

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The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently announced plans to help make a difference during the upcoming academic year with the award of nearly $120,000 in literacy grants in Florida.  With these funds, educators at 59 schools, libraries and nonprofit organizations across the Florida communities that Dollar General (DG: NYSE) calls home will have additional resources to support new and ongoing youth literacy programs. A complete list of the recipients can be found at

“This year, many teachers, libraries and literacy organizations are facing new challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer and Dollar General Literacy Foundation board member. “Despite the unprecedented obstacles, we admire the tremendous efforts and commitments from educators as they work to provide students with the tools they need to develop their literacy skills. We hope these funds will help support their plans to advance learning and deliver quality instruction in our hometown communities.”

Grant recipients plan to use awarded funds to promote literacy and learning among new and ongoing youth literacy programs. Florida recipients are listed below and a comprehensive list of grant recipients may be found online at The grants awarded to Florida organizations are expected to positively impact the lives of more than 18,000 youth learners.


Organization Name City County Grant Amount
AMIkids Gainesville Gainesville Alachua $2,000
GiGi’s Playhouse – Gainesville Gainesville Alachua $2,000
Kids Count in Alachua County, Inc. Gainesville Alachua $2,000
AMIkids Space Coast Melbourne Brevard $2,000
Bayside High School Palm Bay Brevard $2,000
Christa McAuliffe Elementary Palm Bay Brevard $2,000
Annabel C. Perry K-8 Miramar Broward $2,000
Annabel C. Perry Pre-K-8 Miramar Broward $2,000
Broward Education Foundation Ft Lauderdale Broward $4,000
C. Robert Markham Elementary School Pompano Beach Broward $2,000
Deerfield Park Elementary Deerfield Beach Broward $2,000
Khan Economic Development, Inc. Pompano Beach Broward $2,000
Sunshine Academy of North Broward Margate Broward $2,000
Zeta D.O.V.E. Foundation Plantation Broward $2,000
Babcock Neighborhood School Babcock Ranch Charlotte $2,000
Clay County Education Foundation Green Cove Springs Clay $2,000
Clay County School District Charles E Bennett Elementary Green Cove Springs Clay $2,000
Friends of Foster Children Forever, Inc. Naples Collier $2,000
The Immokalee Foundation Naples Collier $2,000
DePaul School of Northeast Florida Inc. Jacksonville Duval $2,000
Jacksonville University Jacksonville Duval $2,000
AMIkids Pensacola Pensacola Escambia $2,000
Milk and Honey Outreach Ministries, Inc. Pensacola Escambia $2,000
Spring Hill Elementary Spring Hill Hernando $2,000
AMIkids YES Wimauma Hillsborough $2,000
Our Mother’s Home of Southwest Florida, Inc. Fort Myers Lee $2,000
Hartsfield Elementary School Tallahassee Leon $2,000
The Foundation for Leon County Schools Tallahassee Leon $2,000
Imagine – East Manatee County, LLC Bradenton Manatee $2,000
Kinnan Elementary Sarasota Manatee $1,990
Manatee Elementary School Bradenton Manatee $2,000
Center for Social Change Miami Miami-Dade $2,000
Rise Up 4 Change Miami Miami-Dade $2,000
Apopka Middle School Apopka Orange $2,000
Lancaster Elementary Public School Orlando Orange $2,000
Lighthouse Central Florida, Inc. Orlando Orange $2,000
Piedmont Lakes Middle School Apopka Orange $2,000
Rosemont Elementary Orlando Orange $2,000
Sally Ride Elementary Orlando Orange $2,000
Strengthen Orlando, Inc. Orlando Orange $2,000
UCP of Central Florida-Pine Hills Campus Orlando Orange $2,000
Union Park Elementary Orlando Orange $2,000
Walker Middle School Orlando Orange $2,000
Washington Shores Elementary School Orlando Orange $2,000
Hidden Oaks K-8 Lake Worth Palm Beach $2,000
Howell L Watkins Middle School Palm Beach Gardens Palm Beach $2,000
Palm Beach County Literacy Coalition Boynton Beach Palm Beach $2,000
Roots and Wings Delray Beach Palm Beach $2,000
Somerset Academy JFK Lake Worth Palm Beach $2,000
Somerset Academy Lakes West Palm Beach Palm Beach $2,000
South Tech Charter Academy, Inc. Boynton Beach Palm Beach $2,000
Police Athletic League of St. Petersburg St Petersburg Pinellas $2,000
YMCA of the Suncoast, Inc. Clearwater Pinellas $2,000
Lewis Anna Woodbury Elementary Fort Meade Polk $2,000
St. Johns County Education Foundation Saint Augustine Saint Johns $2,000
Pace Center for Girls Treasure Coast Fort Pierce Saint Lucie $2,000
AMIkids Volusia Daytona Beach Volusia $2,000
George Marks Elementary Deland Volusia $2,000
Emerald Coast Middle School Santa Rosa Beach Walton $2,000

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