corporate giving

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Corporate Giving




American Dairy Queen (ADQ) invests in the community. 


ADQ and our employees support charitable partners that touch a wide range of critical issues, including children’s health, youth mentorship, youth leadership and career training, hunger relief, and inclusion for people with disabilities.


At the corporate level, ADQ supports our nationwide partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® and partners with several local nonprofits, all aligned to our mission of supporting youth and families so they can reach their full potential. From executive representation on local nonprofit boards to encouraging employees to make a difference with Paid Volunteer Time Off, giving back is part of who we are at ADQ.





DQ® Cares Product Grant Program


American Dairy Queen grants iconic Dilly® Bars and certificates for Dilly® Bars For a Year to nonprofit organizations that support youth and families in the Twin Cities metro region of Minnesota.


Nonprofit organizations seeking a product grant are not required to be a DQ® Cares corporate partner.




      • Must be registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
      • ADQ does not provide grants to schools, government funded organizations/programs, political or religious efforts, or third-party fundraisers
      • Nonprofit organizations that address the needs of children and families,
        including but not limited to:
        • Removing barriers and creating opportunities for children to achieve their potential
        • Promoting safe, healthy, nurturing environments where children can thrive
        • Offering educational, recreational and mentor opportunities
        • Supporting residents of low-income communities and meeting basic needs
        • Programs and events that focus on the greater Twin Cities metro area






Click here to download the DQ Cares Product Grant Application. Complete the application and email to: