Giving to Our Communities

  • Since Dot's early days, we have enthusiastically supported our communities.

    Our social responsibility takes several forms-cash grants, gifts of food products, creating and supporting volunteer opportunities, matching employees' grants to their local United Ways, and more.

  • Would You Like to Apply for a Grant?

    Both the Dot Foods Charitable Committee and the Tracy Family Foundation award grants. Read about both to learn which is best suited to your request.

  • Dot Foods Charitable Grant Program 

    The Dot Charitable Committee is composed of employees who collectively make decisions on grant requests from nonprofits in our home communities.

    To be eligible, you must meet the following three criteria:

    1. Be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency, a school, or a government entity
    2. Be located in one of the following Illinois counties: Brown, Adams, Cass, Fulton, Greene, Hancock, McDonough, Morgan, Pike, Schuyler, or Scott
    3. Your request must fall within one of these three areas: 
      • Health & Wellness
      • Community Development
      • Non-Academic School Support

    Apply Now

  • Dot Foods Small Grants Program

    The Dot Foods Small Grants Program partners with our employees and local communities to help organizations raise awareness for community wellness and improvement. Most grants are provided through Dorothy's Market gift certificates to help offset the cost of fundraising events.

    To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:

    1. The organization must meet the Dot Charitable areas of intent:
      • Health and Wellness
      • Public Safety
      • Non-academic Education 
      • Community Development and Engagement
    2. Be located in Illinois within an 11 county area: Adams, Brown, Cass, Fulton, Greene, Hancock, McDonough, Morgan, Pike, Schuyler, or Scott.
    3. Be submitted at least 10 days in advance of the event for processing.
    4. A flyer or other written confirmation of the event or activity must be included with the request for church, school, community, or individual fundraisers.

    Apply Now

  • Tracy Family Foundation Grant Program

    Dot's founding family established the Tracy Family Foundation as a means of sharing with and impacting the world, beginning with Brown County and West Central Illinois. 

    To be eligible for a Tracy Family Foundation grant, you must meet the following criteria:

    • Be a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, a school, or a government entity
    • Be located in one of the following Illinois counties: Adams, Brown, Cass, Greene, Hancock, McDonough, Morgan, Pike, Schuyler, or Scott. Applications from organizations located outside of these counties are by invitation only.
    • Your request must fall within one of TFF's focus areas: 
      • Education
      • Leadership
      • Youth & Families
      • Economic Development (Brown County only)

    Apply Now

Dot Foods'
TLC Volunteer Program

Dot's Teaming with Local Charities (TLC) program encourages employees to share their talents and skills with partner agencies. For example, Dot Foods Mt. Sterling employees work with food pantries, schools, the YMCA, and community leadership programs. Volunteers earn paid time off or incentives to give grants to local charities.

Dot Foods
United Way Campaign

All Dot sites support their local United Way by employee donations and a company match. In 2017, Dot and its employees contributed $463,806 to their communities through United Way.

Other Requests

If you are a 501(c)(3) near one of our distribution centers, contact the person listed here:

California: Victoria Salemi at 800-366-6569

Chicago: Christina Crandall at 800-532-1628

Georgia: Jennifer Evans at 800-379-6591 

Idaho: Cheryl Hurrle at 877-812-7192 

Indiana: Rinda Kieffer at 888-735-0411 

Maryland: Terri Butler at 800-366-5670 

Missouri: Kelly Oliver at 636-449-3653

New York: Molly Barber at 800-962-3668

Oklahoma: Cris Reyna at 800-218-1448 

Tennessee: Chad Webb at 731-286-7840

 

 

 

 

 

Dorothy's Market
Grant Program

For information on food grants from Dorothy's Market in Mt. Sterling, contact Toni Hillyer.