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