Ankeny, Iowa-based Casey’s is beginning a giving campaign to help fund grants for local schools across its 16-state footprint.
Throughout August, Casey’s is asking customers to round up their purchases at the register to help fund its annual Cash for Classrooms Grant Program, which provides funds for projects and initiatives that will benefit K-12 public and nonprofit, private schools in the local communities.
“Schools are at the heart of each of our communities, and we are excited to continue supporting students and teachers through our Cash for Classrooms Grant Program,” said Megan Elfers, president, Casey’s Charities. “Casey’s proudly serves the communities we’re in and Cash for Classrooms is one way we can show our support for our students, teachers and schools who could use a boost now more than ever.”
In 2022, Casey’s grant program awarded $1 million to benefit schools through 89 grants. The funding priorities included a variety of projects focused on physical improvements, material needs, teacher support and community engagement initiatives.
Some of Casey’s giving highlights include:
- Bonnie Grimes Elementary in Arkansas received a $50,000 grant for a new inclusive playground;
- Columbus School District in Nebraska received $20,000 for a new training and technology center to host student assemblies, professional development for staff and other activities for their growing population; and
- Sigourney Community School District in Iowa received a $10,000 grant to purchase 10 new microscopes to enhance science curriculum.
Every dollar raised from guests and the campaign will go toward the grant program, which opens its application process on Oct. 1 through Nov. 30. Grant requests may range from $3,000 to $50,000. Grants will be awarded in March.
For more information, visit caseys.com/community.