Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Helping Local Kids.

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals®

Celebrating more than 30 years and $125 million raised for local kids!

Dairy Queen® loves kids. Whether its kids' sports teams celebrating at our restaurants after games, children enjoying dinner with their parents or teenagers visiting for cool treats at the end of a date, DQ® and kids go hand in hand. And if these cherished youngsters ever become sick or injured, we want to help assure they have the best medical care available. That's why the DQ system has been a proud national partner of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) since 1984.

Over more than 30 years, DQ operators and fans throughout the United States and Canada have raised more than $125 million for CMN Hospitals.

From collecting fans’ pocket change to selling paper Miracle Balloons and holding special events like Miracle Treat Day, our support enables us to give something back to the communities in which we do business.

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to generating funds and awareness programs to benefit kids treated at 170 children's hospitals throughout North America. CMN Hospitals raises funds through innovative cause-marketing promotions and other programs developed to meet the business objectives of its sponsors. CMN Hospitals' hallmark is that 100 percent of locally generated donations stay in the community to benefit kids treated at the local CMN Hospital.

CMN Hospitals represent the premier pediatric healthcare facilities in their respective communities, treating children of all afflictions, including cancer, birth defects, accidents and muscular and cardiovascular diseases. These facilities, which provide care based on filling the needs of families rather than on their ability to pay, treat more than 17 million kids each year.

Make a donation to local kids today!  
DQ Cares Children & Families logo. Image of DQ Cares volunteers. Image of DQ Cares volunteers doing the Polar Plunge.

DQ® Cares

Helping Children & Families Most in Need

International Dairy Queen, Inc. (IDQ) believes in giving back to the communities in which we live, work and do business – as both a corporation and system of over 6,700 DQ restaurants in the U.S., Canada and 25 countries around the world.

Each year, the DQ Cares Program provides support to non-profit organizations in our local community, the Twin Cities, through various financial grants, volunteer efforts, and employee contributions – building long term relationships and programs to strengthen and nurture families and children that need it most in our community.

Organizations receiving support from DQ Cares

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin CitiesBoys and Girls Clubs of the Twin CitiesThe Brand LabCookie Cart Baking Bright FuturesGillette Children's Specialty Healthcare A Childrens Miracle Network HospitalPinkySwear FoundationSpecial Olympics MinnesotaThe Miracle LeagueVEAP Volunteers Enlisted to Assist PeopleThe YMCAYouthLink

DQ® Cares Product Grant Program

In 2017 the DQ Cares program will provide DQ product (Dilly® Bars) to Minnesota-based 501(c)3 organizations that help kids and families who need it most in the Twin Cities that have not already been served through financial grants.


Applications accepted via email between January 30 and December 16, 2017.

If your organization fits the criteria and requirements included in the application below, we welcome you to fill out an application for 2017 available grants. Your organization will receive a response within two weeks of receipt.

DQ Cares Product Grant Application and information

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All questions about the DQ Corporate Giving Program should be directed to DQ Fan Relations at (866) 793-7582.