giving back

DQ Giving Back

Giving Back

At DQ®, we believe in giving back to the communities in which we live, work and do business.

Young person enjoying a DQ Blizzard Treat

Franchisee Giving

At DQ®, our franchisees make a difference in their communities.

In fact, the DQ® system has raised more than $180 million for local hospitals throughout our 40-year partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®. Every dollar raised at local DQ® restaurants helps kids in the local community who receive care through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®

Franchisees also partner in other ways to benefit their community. From sponsoring youth sports teams to donating Dilly® Bars to local nonprofits, DQ®restaurants give back to support our neighbors and local communities.

DQ Employees volunteering at Second Harvest Heartland

Corporate Giving

Since the first DQ® restaurant opened in 1940, giving back has been at the center of everything we do.

At the corporate level, American Dairy Queen Corporation 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. 

Corporate giving through the DQ® Cares program includes grants to our nonprofit partners, employee volunteerism, employee giving and product donations to eligible organizations in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area in Minnesota.