GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Three area nonprofits are getting some money to support literacy programs.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced more than $220,000 in grants for nonprofits, libraries and schools in Virginia on Thursday. 

According to a release, these grants are part of more than $123 million that is going to organizations in 47 states where Dollar General operates in support of adult, family and summer literacy programs.

“It is a joy to celebrate this historic grant announcement during our 30th anniversary year,” said Denine Torr, executive director of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. “For three decades, DGLF’s investment in community programs has created meaningful access to literacy skills for adults, children and families alike and exemplified Dollar General’s mission of Serving Others.  We believe everyone deserves the opportunity and access to a quality education, and we look forward to seeing these literacy grants inspire reading and build brighter futures.”

In Charlottesville, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Virginia is getting $3,000 while the Bridge Ministry, Inc. is getting $7,500.

And in Louisa County, an adult community education program is getting $4,000.

The release says the grants going to organizations in Virginia are expected to have positive impacts on the lives of more than 54,000 people.

For more information on this grant program, click here.