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Our mission is to improve the quality of life for all Iowans.

Every day, our community efforts promote economic development, agriculture, jobs, and tourism for the state of Iowa.

As a licensed 501(c)(4) non-profit corporation, Prairie Meadows supports a broad range of non-profit proposals and projects through our Community Betterment Grant Program, Scholarship Program and Legacy Grant Program.

The results have seen Prairie Meadows giving more than $1.4 billion back into the state of Iowa. And more than $600 million of that figure has remained right here in our community.

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Our scholarships help Iowa students pay for their tuition.

Since 2001, Prairie Meadows has awarded more than 500 central Iowa students a $2,500 scholarship to help pay for the Iowa college or university of their choice.

Our scholarship program is proud to annually award two $2,500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors at every participating high school in Polk County, and two $2,500 scholarships to Prairie Meadows employees or children of employees.

2015 Scholarship Recipients

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Legacy Grant Program

From the iconic Principal Riverwalk and world-class Pappajohn Sculpture Garden, to the Iowa Hall of Pride and Des Moines Public Library, funding from the Prairie Meadows Legacy Grant program has played a major role in revitalizing the Greater Des Moines area.

If your organization is a Legacy Grant recipient or if you have submitted an application, you may log into your Prairie Meadows Online Application Account.

Prairie Meadows Legacy Grant Recipients

Thank you for your interest about a Prairie Meadows grant.  Currently we are in-between grant cycles and our next application is not yet available.  The application and guidelines will be available November 1, 2015.

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Here’s what you’ll need to apply:

Review Process

The application review process takes a minimum of 12 weeks from the date of submission. Prairie Meadows will not expedite requests to accommodate program or event deadlines. All applicants will be notified of Prairie Meadows’s decision in writing.

Eligibility

Applicants must represent a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that has received a 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) designation from the Internal Revenue Service or must be a unit of political subdivisions or other such non-profit organizations that focus exclusively on the promotion of social welfare as determined by Prairie Meadows at its sole discretion.

Organizations whose IRS tax-exempt status is pending approval are not able to apply for funding from Prairie Meadows.

Limitations

Prairie Meadows does not accept sponsorship and/or donation applications for the following:

  Organizations, projects or programs outside of the state of Iowa
  Political parties, campaigns, candidates or partisan organizations
  Private foundations
  Individuals
  Organizations that would redistribute the funds received to other groups (with the exception of a fiscal agent)
  Funding for programs or events that have already been completed
  Incomplete applications
  Any organization that has a requirement overdue
  Youth sports teams
  High School after-prom or graduation parties

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Community Betterment Grant Program

From funding meals for hungry children and an essential free medical clinic, to renovating schools and improving city parks, Prairie Meadows Community Betterment Grants continue to improve the lives of so many Iowans.

If your organization is a Community Betterment Grant recipient or if you have submitted an application, you may log into your Prairie Meadows Online Application Account.

Prairie Meadows 2015 Community Betterment Grant Recipients

Thank you for your interest about a Prairie Meadows grant.  Currently we are in-between grant cycles and our next application is not yet available.  The application and guidelines will be available November 1, 2015.

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DOWNLOAD THE CURRENT AND PAST ISSUES OF OUR COMMUNITY IMPACT MAGAZINE:

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