Together, We Can Do Great Things

A handful of Dot Foods employees discreetly meet 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, Dot Foods has impacted numerous towns and individuals across the country.

In the company's early days, Dot founders Robert and Dorothy Tracy made charitable contributions to organizations looking for sponsorship or support from Dot. The efforts weren't formalized, but the donations significantly helped each nonprofit that received funds.

Today, the charitable donation process looks much different, but the mission is the same: to create a better tomorrow for all.

Would You Like to Apply for a Grant?

See below and to the right side of this page to learn more about the different types of grants we have available, and then apply for the one that is best suited to your request.

Dot Foods Charitable Grant Program

Dot Charitable is composed of employees who collectively make decisions on grant requests from nonprofits in and around the Mt. Sterling, Illinois, area. 

To be eligible, your nonprofit must: 

1. Be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency, school, or government entity. 

2. Be located in one of the following Illinois counties: Brown, Adams, Cass, Fulton, Greene, Hancock, McDonough, Morgan, Pike, Schuyler, or Scott. 

3. Submit a request that falls under one of these three areas: Health & Wellness, Community Development, or Non-Academic School Support. 

Dot Foods Small Grants Program

Is your nonprofit organization hosting a fundraising event? We may be able to help. 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, your organization must: 

1. Be located in Illinois within an 11 county area: Adams, Brown, Cass, Fulton, Greene, Hancock, McDonough, Morgan, Pike, Schuyler, or Scott.

2. Submit a grant that falls under one of our areas of intent: Health & Wellness, Public Safety, Non-Academic Education, or Community Development and Engagement. 

3. Submit the grant at least 10 days in advance of the event for processing. A flyer or other written confirmation of the event or activity must be included with the request for church, school, community, or individual fundraisers.

Ready to apply?

2018 Charitable Report

Dot Foods is proud to release its 2018 Charitable Annual Report. Learn how the employees and distribution centers gave back in a meaningful way throughout 2018 by reading the report today. 

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Dorothy's Market Food Grants

For information on food grants from Dorothy's Market, contact Toni Hillyer.

Food Pantry Grant Program

To be eligible for the Food Pantry Grant program, your pantry must: 

1. Be a client of a Feeding America food bank. 

2. Be located in one of the following Illinois counties: Brown, Adams, Cass, Fulton, Greene, Hancock, McDonough, Morgan, Pike, Schuyler, or Scott. 

Each food pantry can apply for this grant once every rolling 12 months. The pantry can also apply for a large grant during this same time for non-food use. 

Tracy Family Foundation

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. 

Visit their website today to learn more about the foundation and if your nonprofit is eligible to apply for a TFF grant. 

Other Grant Requests

If you are a 501(c)(3) near one of our distribution centers, contact the person listed here:

Arizona: Julie Foster

California: Tori Salemi

Chicago: Christina Crandall

Georgia: Jennifer Evans

Idaho: Kari Hills

Indiana: Rinda Kieffer

Maryland: Terri Butler

Missouri: Kelly Oliver

New York: Molly Barber

Oklahoma: Cris Reyna

Tennessee: Chad Webb