During a time when many foundations were forced to reduce community support, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation did just the opposite. Since 2004, Dollar General has been a generous supporter of RIF programs in eight states, serving more than 29,000 children.
Recognizing that RIF programs were faced with rising book costs, the foundation provided full funding for 49 programs to serve 29,144 children with three books annually. While most RIF programs spend an average of $2 per book, Dollar General provided expanded book budgets at an average book cost of $2.25. This is a significant increase, enabling RIF programs to purchase higher-quality and higher-interest books.
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is a member of RIF's Million Dollar Circle.