A group of dedicated Dot Foods employees meets multiple times a year, volunteering their time to Dot Charitable. They do so because they care.
They care about their communities. They care about nonprofit organizations. And they care where Dot's charitable dollars go. Through this philanthropic spirit, our company has impacted numerous towns, cities, and individuals across the country.
Each of our distribution centers and corporate offices has a charitable committee that leads the charge with fundraising events, volunteerism, and grant approval for their area of the country.
If you are a not-for-profit and your organization's mission falls within our focus areas, we encourage you to apply for a grant or reach out for more information about our charitable programs.
Illinois Charitable Region Grants
Organizations located in any of these Illinois counties—Adams, Brown, Cass, Fulton, Greene, Hancock, McDonough, Morgan, Pike, Schuyler, and Scott—may apply for these three Dot Foods charitable grants.
Charitable Program Grants
501(c)(3) nonprofits, schools, and government entities can submit a grant request if it aligns with one of our focus areas. Schools and Little Leagues may also apply for a concessions grant using this form. Grantees may apply for each qualifying grant once every rolling 12 months.
Nonprofits and Dot employees can submit grant applications for hosting fundraising events, seeking support for special events, applying for team activity support, etc. Grants must be for an activity that falls under Dot's charitable areas of intent. Approved grants will receive a Dorothy's Market credit.
Food Pantry Grants
Food pantries that are clients of a Feeding America food bank may apply for this grant once a year, which is awarded in Dorothy's Market credit for food products and cash to purchase food items. Please note that food pantries may also apply for one Charitable Program Grant each year.
Distribution Center Area Grants
Since becoming a National Team for the Alzheimer's Association in 2015, we have raised almost $1.2 million for the fight against Alzheimer's.
We donated and delivered $330,000 of food products to 67 local food pantries in 2021 through our Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program.
Between the employee-raised funds and our 50 cents-on-the-dollar match, we have donated $5.1 million to the United Way since 2000.
Dot Charitable committees are busy all year round. Visit Giving in Action to find out about our ongoing causes and most recent initiatives.
$170K Donation to Coffee County, TN
Dot kickstarted their charitable partnerships with Coffee County schools and nonprofits with donations across the area.
Neighbor to Neighbor 2022: $405K in Donated Products
We donated product to 76 food pantries for this year's Neighbor to Neighbor food donation program.
Our founding family established the Tracy Family Foundation (TFF) in 1997 as a means of sharing with and impacting the world, beginning with Brown County and West Central Illinois.
TFF's mission is to "advance innovative, collaborative, and sustainable change in communities and cultivate a philanthropic spirit in all generations of the Robert and Dorothy Tracy family." In 2020, TFF awarded 651 grants across the United States. They expect the scope and scale of their work to only expand in the coming years.
At Dot Foods, we proudly donate a portion of our profits to the foundation. Between TFF and Dot Charitable, we donated millions of dollars to nonprofit organizations and worthy causes across the United States in 2020.
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