Prairie Meadows Announces 2021 Legacy Grant Recipients

June 23, 2021 – Altoona, IA. Prairie Meadows’ Board of Directors approved $2.5 million in grants at their monthly board meeting today. The 2021 Legacy Grant recipients include endeavors to improve historic sites, renovate educational facilities, enhance early childhood development, create all-inclusive recreation areas, and more.

“We are so humbled by the support the community and our many patrons have given us these past 12 months,” said Prairie Meadows President/CEO Gary Palmer. “Their support has made it possible for us to grant dollars to these remarkable organizations.”

Prairie Meadows 2021 Legacy Grant Recipients

Mercy Foundation of Des Moines
Des Moines Area Community College Foundation
City of Des Moines
Blank Children’s Hospital
Central Iowa Shelter & Services
Drake University
Homes for Iowa, Inc.
Waukee Betterment Foundation
Hoyt Sherman Place Foundation
Bridges of Iowa
Hospice of Central Iowa
Junior Achievement of Central Iowa
Des Moines Metro Opera, Inc.
Mahaska County YMCA
Prairie Meadows Scholarship Program

About Prairie Meadows
Prairie Meadows began operations as a nonprofit organization in 1989 with the goal of promoting economic development, jobs, agriculture, and tourism in the state of Iowa. Through taxes, grants, and charitable donations, Prairie Meadows has given more than $2 billion to the state of Iowa, Polk County, City of Altoona, City of Des Moines, and Polk County Schools, and numerous other local and state charities. Prairie Meadows offers slot machines, table games, live and simulcast racing, sports wagering, hotel accommodations, entertainment, and more.


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