DG foundation to donate $1.2M to area schools

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation will donate $1.2 million to Nashville-area schools and to nonprofit and literacy organizations, officials with the foundation announced today.

The dollar figure represents the foundation’s largest one-day distribution of grants.

A ceremony is slated for Thursday, May 16, at 10 a.m. at the Nashville Public Library.

Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $81 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping an estimated 4.7 million individuals improve their literacy.