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
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.
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
Our Passion Projects
We donated and delivered $340,000 of food products to 69 local food pantries in 2019 through our Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program.
Since becoming a National Team for the Alzheimer's Association in 2015, we have raised over $781,000 for the fight against Alzheimer's.
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
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.
Dot Foods Delaware made a $5,000 contribution to the Route 9 Library & Innovation Center and donated 38 pallets to the Food Bank of Delaware.