ANKENY, Iowa — Casey’s General Stores is kicking off a campaign that will help fund grants for schools across the 16 states where the Ankeny, Iowa-based retailer operates its more than 2,230 convenience stores.
Customers can round up their purchases to help fund the chain’s Cash for Classrooms Grant Program, which provides funds for projects that benefit K-12 public, nonprofit and private schools. Casey’s will also donate $1 for every large pizza purchase completed on Aug. 30, up to $100,000.
Keurig Dr Pepper is helping with the efforts, too. The Plano, Texas-based beverage company will donate $1 for every three-for-$5 combination of Core Hydration water purchased, up to $25,000.
“Schools are at the heart of each of our communities, like Casey’s, and we are honored to be able to support students, teachers and families through the Cash for Classrooms Grant Program. We encourage our guests to join forces with Casey’s and Keurig Dr Pepper by rounding up when shopping in our stores or purchasing the Core combo during this campaign,” said Megan Elfers, president of Casey’s Charities.
Casey’s Cash for Classrooms Grant Program awarded $1 million in 2021 to benefit schools through 99 grants. The funding priorities included physical improvements, material needs, teach support and more.
The application process to receive a grant next year is open from Oct. 1 through Nov. 30. Grant requests may range from $3,000 to $50,000.