Prairie Meadows Donates $5 Million in Legacy Grants

Legacy Grants Create Lasting Impacts on Central Iowa

Prairie Meadows has committed a record amount of $38.1 million in charitable donations to the community this year. Five million has been awarded to deserving non-profits through their Legacy Grant program. As a nonprofit organization, Prairie Meadows strives to promote economic development, jobs, agriculture, and tourism in the state of Iowa.

“As a nonprofit organization, Prairie Meadows fulfills its mission by giving back to organizations that support arts and culture, education, economic development, and human services. We are excited to see the impact these grants will have on our Central Iowa community,” said Julie Stewart, Prairie Meadows’ Vice President of Community Relations.

“At Prairie Meadows, we believe in the power of giving back. Through our gaming taxes and charitable contributions, we have helped transform the lives of thousands in Central Iowa communities. In our 32 years of community betterment contributions, we have provided more than $2 billion in charitable giving and taxes. To truly have the most impact within Central Iowa, Prairie Meadows sees our role as vital to extending our charitable giving power to the ones who need it most,” said Gary Palmer, President and CEO of Prairie Meadows.

2022 Legacy Grants

Prairie Meadows will award charitable contributions to the following organizations, for the project and grant amount:

Organization  Grant Amount
Anawim Housing $350,000.00
Beacon of Life $175,000.00
Des Moines Area Religious $250,000.00
Des Moines East High School Alumni Foundation $150,000.00
Des Moines Independent Community School District $300,000.00
Des Moines University $100,000.00
Drake University $275,000.00
Ducks Unlimited Inc (Mid-Iowa Chapter) $140,000.00
Food Bank of Iowa $250,000.00
Great Outdoors Foundation $300,000.00
Hope Ministries $375,000.00
Iowa Soccer Development Foundation Inc. $186,000.00
Oakridge Neighborhood Services $159,000.00
On with Life Foundation $275,000.00
Polk Country – Conservation Board $175,000.00
Prairie Meadows Scholarship Program $100,000.00
Roosevelt High School Foundation $150,000.00
St. Vincent de Paul $75,000.00
Urban Dreams $115,000.00
Wesley Community Services Inc.  $500,000.00
Youth & Shelter Services, Inc. $600,000.00



<< Back to Listing