Prairie Meadows & Polk County Board of Supervisors Charitable Giving Partnership Awards Grants

ALTOONA, IA – (August 31, 2022) Prairie Meadows and the Polk County Board of Supervisors representatives will co-host a joint Community Impact Luncheon on Thursday, September 1 at 11:30 a.m. at Prairie Meadows in The Meadows Events Center. The luncheon will recognize the partnership that Prairie Meadows and Polk County have had since 1989 and will celebrate the organizations who have received grant funding from Polk County and Prairie Meadows.

Prairie Meadows believes in the power of giving back. Through gaming taxes and charitable contributions, Prairie Meadows has helped transform the lives of thousands in Central Iowa communities. Since 1996, Prairie Meadows’ community betterment contributions have provided more than $2.1 billion to the state of Iowa.

Prairie Meadows and the Polk County Board of Supervisors have developed a public-private partnership to ensure revenue from Prairie Meadows lessens the burden of government.

“To truly have the most transformational impact within Central Iowa, we see our partnership with Prairie Meadows as vital to extending our charitable giving power to the ones who need it most,” said Polk County Board of Supervisors Chair Angela Connolly. She added, “The work that is done by our nonprofit community is what will have a truly lasting impact on our region and helps make our communities successful.” 

“As a nonprofit, it is Prairie Meadows’ purpose to support our community by giving back to organizations that enrich the lives of Iowans. Our work, in conjunction with that of many other public-private partnerships, is building a vibrant, dynamic Polk County. Collectively, we are proud to stand with these organizations as we all work to make our communities areas of excellence,” said Gary Palmer, President and CEO of Prairie Meadows.

In 2022, $9 million was awarded to deserving organizations through Prairie Meadows’ Legacy Grant program, Community Betterment and Youth Sports & Recreational grants to help improve the lives of Iowans. To learn more about grant recipients visit,

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