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2015-2016 Building Iowa's Communities Through Philanthropy
View reports from previous years here.

FY2017 Appropriation of State Taxes
This report is released each summer. You can view previous reports here.

Iowa's Commercial Casinos Give Back to All 99 Counties



Iowa's commercial gaming industry gives back to the state in many ways, from boosting the tourism and entertainment industry to creating more than $1 billion in economic impact annually.

Perhaps the biggest contribution is the millions of dollars in charitable grants our casino members contribute for grants to every county, every year (see our full annual report here). Last year, more than $88.8 million was awarded to thousands of worthy causes across all 99 states. There are two avenues for the distribution of money:

Counties with Casinos:

  • Received $80.4 million in grants to community organizations
  • Had 1,342 projects receive funding from casinos
Counties without Casinos (County Endowment Fund):

  • Received $8.4 million in investments for charitable projects
  • Had 2,120 grants awarded to worthy organizations
These grants are part of a legacy the Iowa legislature created in 2004 to promote charitable giving. When added to the more than $400 million commercial casinos paid in tax revenue last year, the total makes clear that commercial gaming in Iowa makes a difference for Iowans in every community in every corner of the state!

Read more about our members' charitable giving here.

From The
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IGA Press Releases

7/31/2017
18th Annual Responsible Gaming Education Week July 31 – August 4 - Casinos to Focus on Voluntary Self-Exclusion Reform
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2/2/2017
Iowa Council of Foundations & Iowa Gaming Association Release Annual Report to State
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Industry News

12/7/2017
Associate Member Highlight: Biometrica
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12/7/2017
Associate Member Highlight: Everi Payments
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