Siouxland Dairy Queen is seeking to support with the Smiles & Stories Grant:

  • Non-profit organizations & events that align with our Mission & Values

  • Non-profit organizations & events that serve the communities we live, work and do business.

  • Non-profit organizations & events that produce an impact within the community.

  • Non-profit organizations & events that will bring 'Smiles & Stories' to the recipients of the project.

Siouxland Dairy Queen believes in giving back to the communities in which we live, work and do business. In correlation with Giving Tuesday, Siouxland DQ is announcing our new grant program, DQ® Smiles & Stories, where we are committing to give $100,000 to various non-profit organizations throughout the communities we serve.

“By providing these grants to non-profit organizations, our hope is to bring thousands smiles and support to the children and families who need it most in our community,” said Steve Hill, Concept Manager of Siouxland DQ.


The DQ® Smiles & Stories grant program is open to non-profit organizations in the communities we serve including Sioux City, Sergeant Bluff, LeMars, Sioux Center, Onawa, Cherokee, Canton (SD), Dell Rapids (SD) and Iowa City. Non-profit organizations outside of these areas are still encouraged to apply.

Online applications for the DQ® Smiles & Stories grants will be accepted December 3, 2018 – January 31, 2019. The DQ ® Smiles & Stories grants will be awarded on February 28, 2019 at the Sergeant Bluff Dairy Queen. To learn more about eligibility and requirements, or to apply, visit

Siouxland Dairy Queen is a member of the locally-owned Aftershock Ventures, LLC family of companies.

Siouxland Dairy Queen commits $100,000 on Giving Tuesday
DQ® Smiles & Stories will award grants to area non-profits

DQ Mission

To create positive memories for all who touch DQ

DQ Values

Uphold Integrity We believe that integrity, honesty, and trust are essential to the success of our people and our business.

Foster Teamwork We believe in the strength of working together by respectfully sharing our resources, ideas and knowledge.

Deliver Service We believe that providing excellent service to each other and to all customers is essential to our success. 

Promote Growth We are committed to worldwide growth and profitability to positively impact our franchise owners, stakeholders, employees and communities.

Appreciate Heritage We understand that our history is important to our future.

Embrace Change We strive for progressive thinking, fresh ideas and creativity to improve every aspect of our business.

Support Community We believe in giving back to the communities in which we live, work and do business. 

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