Supporting Community Through Philanthropy

During initial phases of reopening and limited operations, we will not be accepting donation requests. Please check back for updates.

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino demonstrates concern for the community in a variety of ways, starting with making an impact on state and local communities by providing thousands of jobs and being a strong employer.

The efforts to strengthen our community begin with the business’ signature community program— Heart of Canal Street. Since 1994, Heart of Canal Street has donated more than $13.6 million to organizations that provide the gift of a promising future to thousands of local children.

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino is committed to supporting the community, whether through city and county revenue-sharing payments that reduce the tax burden and help provide essential services, or by building community, civic and business partnerships to advance and address the needs of the area.

Part of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s social responsibility efforts includes recycling its used playing cards within the community. These cards are made available to organizations for use with adults.

PHC limits its donations of playing cards to nonprofit, civic or other business/trade organizations within an approximate 100-mile radius of the Casino. Organizations must pick up the cards.

The Casino does not accept requests for playing cards from K-12 schools or provide cards to people under 18 years of age. The Casino avoids any situation that may be considered marketing to minors.

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One of the ways Potawatomi Hotel & Casino helps area nonprofits, civic or other organizations (within an approximate 125-mile radius of the property) is through the donation of items for fundraising events. Auction and raffle items provided at the discretion of PHC include:

  • Restaurant Gift Cards
  • Hotel Stays
  • Bingo Certificates
  • Tickets to The Northern Lights Theater

PHC does not donate items to:

  • Corporations or other for-profit entities
  • Third-party fundraisers
  • K-12 schools
  • Casino nights
  • Individual appeals or benefits
  • Churches, political causes or events that will include people under 18 years of age in attendance.

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Would you like to learn how to become a Heart of Canal Street charity? Visit our Heart of Canal Street page and find out what steps to take to submit your organization.

A major effort of the Foundation and its funds is to assist charitable organizations that help those people who are faced with economic challenges. As a result, the Foundation targets its resources to those areas with a high percentage of individuals with low and very low incomes. Read more »