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 employee 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 non-profits in our home communities.

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

    • Be a 501c3 non-profit agency, a school, or a government entity
    • Be located in one of the following Illinois counties: Brown, Adams, Cass, Fulton, Greene, Hancock, McDonough, Morgan, Pike, Schuyler and Scott
    • Your request must fall within the areas of Health & Wellness, Community Development, or Non-Academic School Support.

    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. The primary focus of its grants is academic school support, youth, and strengthening the family unit.

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

    • Be a 501c3 non-profit agency, a school, or a government entity
    • Be located in one of the following Illinois counties: Brown, Adams, Cass, Greene, Hancock, McDonough, Morgan, Pike, Schuyler and Scott. Applications from organizations located outside of these counties are by invitation only.
    • Your request must fall within the areas of Education, Leadership, Youth & Families, or 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, Illinois employees work with Big Brothers Big Sisters, local food pantries, local schools and YMCA, and community leadership programs. Volunteers earn incentives to give grants to local charities or for paid time off.

Dot Foods
United Way Campaign

All Dot sites support local United Ways 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 501c3 near one of our distribution centers, contact the person listed here:

Maryland: Terri Scott at 1.800.366.5670 

Oklahoma: Cris Reyna at 1.800.218.1448 

California: Victoria Welch at 1.800.366.6569 

Missouri: Kelly Oliver at 1.636.449.3653

Georgia: Jennifer Evans at 1.800.379.6591 

New York: Molly Barber at 1.800.962.3668 

Indiana: Rinda Kieffer at 1.888.735.0411 

Idaho: Cheryl Hurrle at 1.877.812.7192 

Chicago: Christina Crandall at 1.800.532.1628

Dorothy's Market
Grant Program in Illinois

For information on food grants from Dorothy's Market in Mt. Sterling, contact Lisa Collins at lcollins@dotfoods.com.