Northern Illinois Food Bank relies on the support of corporations, foundations and community organizations, in addition to individuals, to support our goals of solving hunger in our community. From grant donations and event sponsorship to matching gifts and third-party fundraisers, there are many ways to get involved. Our staff can help you tailor your donation to best meet your organization’s goals. Please contact Tiffany King at 630-443-6910 ext. 136 to get started.

Other Corporate and Employee Giving

  • Grant Opportunities – Many of our vital feeding programs – including our BackPack, Senior Box and Mobile Pantry Programs – are completely funded by private donations and grants from local companies and community organizations.

  • Matching Gifts – If your company has a matching gift program please be sure to inform your employees of the process and requirements for requesting a company match. Companies can match financial donations or volunteer hours from their employees.

  • Employee Giving – Another convenient way for your employees and company to support the Food Bank is through payroll deductions.

 Circle of Hope Northern Illinois food bank

The Circle of Hope is a group of dedicated organizations committed to providing the financial leadership needed to feed our hungry neighbors. Circle of Hope membership runs from July 1 to June 30 and is renewable annually.

In honor of the generosity and dedication of Circle of Hope members, we offer five levels of appreciation for organizational supporters:

Planter $2,500 – $9,999
• Recognition on Circle of Hope donor wall and Annual Report
• Subscription to The Full Plate quarterly newsletter
• Invitations to social and fundraising events sponsored by the Food Bank
• Complimentary use of the Food Bank for meetings or team-building volunteer shifts

Grower $10,000 – $24,999
• All benefits of Planter level plus:
• Recognition on Food Bank’s website on the Corporate and Community Partners page

Gatherer $25,000 – $49,999
• All benefits of Grower level plus:
• Social Media mention with tag to company website or social media platform
• Two complimentary registrations for Foodie 5K

Harvester $50,000 – $99,999
• All benefits of Gatherer level plus:
• Premier recognition with logo in Annual Report, Donor Wall and
• Invitation to special breakfast with Food Bank President & CEO Julie Yurko

Nourisher $100,000 +
• All benefits of Harvester level plus:
• Logo featured on home page for one year
• Press release announcing donation issued by the Food Bank


Circle of Hope FY16 (July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016)


Nourisher $100,000+


Abbott Fund
Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region
Feeding America
The County of DuPage
William and Muriel Elliott Foundation


Harvester $50,000 – $99,999


Abbvie Foundation
Anonymous (2)
Bank of America
BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois
Cole-Crone Family Foundation
Community Foundation of Northern Illinois
Community Memorial Foundation
ConAgra Foods Foundation
The Chicago Community Trust
The Christopher Family Foundation
The Grainger Foundation
The Rhoades Foundation
The Russel V Ray and Mary Rose Ray Charitable Trust


Gatherer $25,000-$49,999

    The J. R. Albert Foundation
    The Alfred Bersted Foundation
    Fred J. Brunner Foundation
    Damico Family Foundation
    Town of Elgin
    Feeding America thanks to Caterpillar Foundation
    Feeding America thanks to Costco
    Fifth Third Bank
    Andrew and Alice Fischer Charitable Trust
    General Mills Foundation
    Helen Brach Foundation
    Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation
    McCormick Foundation – WGN
    Neediest Kids Fund
    McDonald’s Corporation
    McHenry County Community Foundation
    McHenry Township
    NKC Family Foundation
    City of Naperville
    Nicor Gas
    OddysseyRe Foundation
    Rotary Club of Wheaton
    Strack & Van Til – SVT LLC
    Tate & Lyle Americas LLC
    TJX Foundation, Inc.
    Topfer Family Foundation
    West Suburban Bank
    William G. McGowan Charitable Fund
    Woodward, Inc.


Grower $10,000-$24,999

    Accurate Color & Compounding, Inc.
    Adam Don Foundation
    Altria Companies Employee Community Fund
    AMC Cares Charitable Fund
    Ameriprise Financial
    Astellas Pharma U.S. Inc.
    City of Aurora
    Baxter International Foundation
    Bimbo Bakeries USA
    Boeing Company – Employees Community Fund
    Breakthru Beverage Illinois
    Buchanan Family Foundation
    Capital One
    Cardinal Health Foundation
    Carlin-O’Brien Inc.
    Centegra Health System
    The Chilay Corporation
    Church of the Holy Spirit
    Church World Service
    The Community Foundation of Will County
    The Cornwall Trust
    Dr. Scholl Foundation
    DuPage Foundation
    Ecolab Foundation
    EFS Foundation
    Exelon Corporation
    Feece Oil Company
    Feeding America thanks to Disney
    Feeding America thanks to Jewel-Osco Foundation
    Feeding America thanks to Pampered Chef 2015 Round Up from the Heart Campaign
    Feeding America thanks to Panda
    Restaurant Group-Family Day
    Feeding America thanks to PWC
    Charitable Foundation
    Feeding America thanks to
    Red Nose Day Fund
    Feeding America thanks to
    Stanley Weinberg Charitable
    Remainder Trust
    Feeding America thanks to
    Walmart-Fight Hunger
    Spark Change Campaign
    Fermata Charitable Foundation
    Ferrara Pan Candy Company Inc.
    First Alert
    Foglia Family Foundation
    FONA International, Inc.
    Full Circle Foundation
    Gallop Family Foundation
    Global Midwest Alliance
    Gorter Family Foundation
    Graycor Services LLC
    Henrietta Lange Burk Fund
    Heritage Radon Mitigation Services, Inc.
    Ideal Industries Foundation
    J. A. Wilson, Inc.
    JB and MK Pritzker Family Foundation
    Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies
    Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation
    JP Morgan Chase
    Kinney Electrical
    Thomas J. & Kathleen M. Laird Family Foundation
    Lee Family Foundation
    McHenry County Senior Services Grant Fund
    Messiah Lutheran Church, ELCA
    The Mill Foundation
    Monsanto Fund
    The A. Montgomery Ward Foundation
    North Shore Exchange
    Oberweiler Foundation
    Omron Foundation, Inc.
    Ozinga Bros., Inc
    Portillo Restaurant Group
    Robert E. Gallagher Charitable Trust
    McCormick Foundation
    Schneider Electric North American Foundation
    Second Place Church
    Sodexo Foundation, Inc.
    Stanley and Lucy Lopata Charitable Foundation
    Synergy55 Inc.
    Takeda Pharmaceuticals
    Target Corporation
    Textura Corporation
    That’s Caring
    Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation
    Union Pacific Foundation
    United Parcel Service Foundation
    United Way of Elgin
    US Foods, Inc.
    Wakerly Family Foundation
    William R. Johnson Family Foundation
    Willow Springs Foundation
    Woodforest Bank
    Woodforest Charitable Foundation
    The Zeman Family Foundation