South Carolina literacy groups awarded more than $74,000

New, free community library is set to open later this month at The Lincoln Center in Davenport.
New, free community library is set to open later this month at The Lincoln Center in Davenport.(KWQC)
Published: Sep. 8, 2022 at 10:57 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - South Carolina nonprofits, libraries and schools were awarded more than $74,000 in grants to help narrow the gap between learners and programs.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded the funds as part of a larger $3 million grant program across the country to help provide books and technology to youth education programs.

Organizations in the Lowcountry were awarded $17,000.

A full list of organizations is below:

OrganizationCityAward amount
Hillview Baptist Church- Hillview Christian AcademyGraniteville$3,000
Anderson Five Education FoundationAnderson$3,000
Denmark-Olar Elementary SchoolDenmark$3,000
United Way Of The Lowcountry, Inc.Bluffton$3,000
Beaufort-Jasper YMCA Of The LowcountryPort Royal$3,000
Wings For KidsCharleston$4,000
Strides Of Strength Therapeutic RidingChester$3,000
Mcbee Elementary SchoolMcbee$3,000
Dramatic Coffee Beans IncFlorence$3,000
Ex-Cel Enchanted LearningGeorgetown$3,500
Youthbase, Inc.Greenville$1,000
Freedom Readers, Inc.Myrtle Beach$4,000
Impact 2 PurposeLaurens$4,000
Brookland-Cayce High SchoolCayce$3,000
Amikids BennettsvilleBennettsville$4,000
Dyslexia Resource CenterColumbia$3,500
South East Rural Community OutreachHopkins$3,500
Drayton Mills Elementary SchoolSpartanburg$3,000
Green Charter School Of SpartanburgSpartanburg$3,000
S.C. School For The Deaf And The Blind Foundation, Inc.Spartanburg$3,550
Community Literacy LabSumter$4,000
The Twlum Teens ProjectHemingway$3,500
York County ReadsTega Cay$3,000

Applications for the 2023 Dollar General Literacy Foundation grants open in January 2023.