Siouxland Dairy Queen commits

$100,000 on Giving Tuesday

DQ® Smiles & Stories will award grants to area non-profits

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 the 2nd annual 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 of 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, 2019 – January 31, 2020. The DQ ® Smiles & Stories grant recipients will be notified late February and awarded on February 28, 2020. 

2019 Recipients

West Monona/Whiting Backpack Program - $3,000
Weekend Backpack Program - $1,500
Safe Families for Children, Orange City - $3,000
Opportunities Unlimited - $12,500
Morningside Lutheran Food Pantry- $1,000
LaunchPad Children's Museum - $20,000
HOME - House of Missions & Equipping, Sioux Center - $3,000
HOPE Food Pantry, Sioux Center - $3,000
Girls Inc of Siouxland - $5,000
Big Brother Big Sisters of Siouxland - $2,500
Dell Rapids Trailway Fund - $5,000
Food Bank of Siouxland - $5,000
City of Canton - Parks & Rec - $15,000
Child Evangelism Fellowship - $2,500
Camp High Hopes - $5,000
Bright Beginnings Daycare, Cherokee - $2,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland - $3,500
United Action for Youth, Iowa City - $4,000
Boy Scouts of America - $2,500
LeMars Fire & Rescue - $500
Plymouth County Historical Museum - $500
Strength of a Single Mom - $2,500
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