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The Dollar General Literacy Foundation provides grants to qualifying nonprofit organizations in the 40 states where Dollar General stores are located. The foundation’s Youth Literacy Grants provide funding to schools, public libraries, and nonprofit organizations working to help students who are below grade level or experiencing difficulty reading.
Grants are available to support organizations that provide literacy programs for new readers, below-grade-level readers, or readers with learning disabilities. Grant funding is provided to assist in implementing new or expanding existing literacy programs; purchasing new technology or equipment to support literacy initiatives; and/or purchasing books, materials, or software for literacy programs.
The mission of the Captain Planet Foundation is to promote and support high-quality educational programs that enable children and youth to understand and appreciate the world through active, hands-on projects designed to improve the environment in their schools and communities. The foundation primarily makes grants to schools and organizations in the U.S. with annual operating budgets of less than $3 million.
Preferential consideration is given to requests for seed funding of $500 or less and to applicants who have secured at least 50 percent matching or in-kind funding for their projects. The foundation will on occasion consider grants of up to $2,500. Grant applications are typically accepted twice a year, with deadlines on February 28 and September 30.
A program of the Starbucks Foundation, the Starbucks Shared Planet Youth Action Grants program is designed to help young people realize their natural potential to reinvent their local communities. Since launching the grants program in 2007, more than $1.5 million in total has been invested in youth-led initiatives around the world.
The Starbucks Foundation will solicit applications from organizations that provide young people (ages 6 to 24) with a continuum of service opportunities in social entrepreneurship. Grants will range from $10,000 to $25,000 each for one year. Interested organizations may submit an online profile. The foundation reviews these profiles periodically and will contact those organizations about which it is interested in learning more. The Starbucks Foundation reviews the submissions on a quarterly basis; there are no deadlines for the submission of organization profiles.