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Charitable Giving

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 are invited to 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. 

Small Grants

Nonprofit organizations and Dot Foods employees hosting a fundraising event may apply for this grant for Dorothy's Market credit if the event falls under one of our focus areas and is submitted at least 10 days prior to the event. Dot employees would apply here for team activity support or other eligible needs. 

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. 

Dot Charitable Committees

If your nonprofit or need is located outside of the Mt. Sterling, Illinois, area, please contact the distribution center closest to your organization or event for more information about applying for a grant through a local Dot Charitable committee.

Our Passion Projects

Neighbor-to-Neighbor

We donated and delivered $340,000 of food products to 69 local food pantries in 2019 through our Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program.

 

 

Alzheimer's Association

Since becoming a National Team for the Alzheimer's Association in 2015, we have raised over $781,000 for the fight against Alzheimer's.

United Way

Between the employee-raised funds and our 50 cents-on-the-dollar match, we donated $462,000 to the United Way in 2019.

Featured Charitable Stories

10 Area Food Pantries Receive a Combined $50,000 Donation

Through Dot Foods' Neighbor-to-Neighbor program, 10 Mt. Sterling area food pantries each received $5,000 worth of product from Dot's inventory. Dot made similar donations in the communities of its other 11 U.S. distribution centers.

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Tracy Family Foundation

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 2019, TFF awarded 567 grants across 28 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 more than $8 million to nonprofit organizations and worthy causes across the United States in 2019.

 

 

Join Dot Foods

We are constantly growing and always looking for more diverse, unique, and exceptional people to join our team.

 

 

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