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Science Center gets $40,000 grant for Innovation Lab programming August 14, 2019

The Science Center of Iowa (SCI) has received a $40,676 Community Betterment Grant from Prairie Meadows to fund ongoing programming in its new Innovation Lab.

The Polk County Housing Trust Fund receives $250,000 Prairie Meadows Legacy Grant August 14, 2019

The Polk County Housing Trust Fund on Monday was awarded a $250,000 Prairie Meadows Legacy Grant, part of $6.6 million the racetrack and casino donated to area charities and organizations.

CCSD awarded Prairie Meadows grant for softball, baseball complex August 13, 2019

The second largest donation to the new baseball and softball facility is coming with a price tag of $150,000 a grant.

Prairie Meadows Awards $27,200 Grant to the Windsor Heights Fire Department August 13, 2019

The grant will help fund a power load system for the Windsor Heights Fire Department ambulance, greatly reducing the chance of an injury to our medics while lifting patients into the ambulance.

Central College Receives Prairie Meadows Legacy Grant August 12, 2019

Phase two of the Douwstra Auditorium renovation project received a big boost. Central College received a $100,000 Legacy Grant from Prairie Meadows.

Prairie Meadows Awards $6 million in Grants to Iowa Nonprofits August 12, 2019

Prairie Meadows awarded $6 million in grants to support central Iowa charities and organizations.

Three Accomplished Jockeys, One Champion Quarter Horse Named To Hall Of Fame August 12, 2019

The three most accomplished jockeys in the 30-year history of this Altoona, Iowa racetrack -Alex Birzer, Glenn Corbett, and Terry Thompson- were inducted into the Prairie Meadows Hall of Fame along with champion Quarter Horse Ajs High on Saturday August 10, 2019.

2019 Scholarship Recipients Announced July 19, 2019

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

Prairie Meadows Presents Funding To City Of Des Moines & Central Iowa Schools July 19, 2019

Representatives of Prairie Meadows and the Polk County Board of Supervisors presented a check to the City of Des Moines for $6,699,823.11 as part of a long-standing profit sharing agreement between the three entities.

Principal Charity Classic Drives Funds For Iowa Kids July 19, 2019

Prairie Meadows is a proud sponsor of this event that is dedicated to investing in the future of Iowa kids.