Casey’s and Keurig Dr Pepper Kick Off Fundraiser for Education

Cash for Classrooms will help support local schools in 16 states.

August 05, 2021

Girl with New School Supplies in Classroom

ANKENY, Iowa—Casey’s said it has launched a round-up fund-raising campaign to provide grants to schools across 16 states as part of its annual Cash for Classrooms Grant Program, which underwrites projects and initiatives for K-12 public and nonprofit private schools.

Keurig Dr Pepper also will donate $1 for every 3/$5 combo of CORE Hydration water purchased, up to $25,000. Additionally, Casey’s will donate $1 for every large pizza purchase completed on Monday, Aug. 30, up to $100,000.

“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,” said Megan Elfers, president, Casey’s Charities. “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.”

This year, 99 grants totaling $1 million were awarded by Casey’s Cash for Classrooms Grant Program. They were used for physical improvements, material needs, teacher support and community engagement.

“After a very challenging school year, being able to send every child home with new books for their home library because of Casey’s grant was a heartwarming experience,” said Heather Branson, a teacher at Carl Traeger Elementary School in Oshkosh, Wis., which received Cash for Classroom funds for promote reading.

The application period for the next round of grants will be Oct. 1 through Nov. 30, 2021. Grant requests may range from $3,000 to $50,000. More information can be found at

Keurig Dr Pepper has a long history of giving back to the convenience industry. Keurig Dr Pepper, as well as PepsiCo and NielsenIQ, are endowers of the upcoming NACS Marketing Leadership Program taking place at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in November. Discover more about the executive education program or register for one of the few seats left available.