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 FY19 (July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019)


Nourisher $100,000+


Abbvie Foundation
Anonymous (2)
Bank of America
Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region
Feeding America
The Chicago Community Trust
The County of DuPage
The Grainger Foundation
The Kroger Foundation
The Rhoades Foundation
Walmart Foundation


Harvester $50,000 – $99,999


Abbott Fund
Anonymous (4)
BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois
Caterpillar Foundation
Cole-Crone Family Foundation
Community Memorial Foundation
Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America
ConAgra Foods Foundation
Dietz & Watson
Kane County Riverboat Fund
McHenry Township
NKC Family Foundation
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
The Lake County Community Foundation
US Foods


Gatherer $25,000-$49,999

    The J. R. Albert Foundation
    Helen Brach Foundation
    Fred J. Brunner Foundation
    Charlton Family Charitable Foundation
    The Chilay Corporation
    Community Foundation of Northern Illinois
    Composites One
    Crate & Barrel
    Darden Restaurants Foundation
    Dunham Fund
    Flowers Communications Group
    General Mills, Inc.
    HSBC Bank USA N.A.
    Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation
    Russell & Josephine Kott Memorial Charitable Trust
    North Shore Exchange
    Ortho Illinois
    Gary and Nancy Penisten Family Foundation
    Tate & Lyle Americas LLC
    TJX Companies, Inc.
    Willow Springs Foundation
    Woodward, Inc.


Grower $10,000-$24,999

    Accurate Color & Compounding, Inc.
    Adam Don Foundation
    ALDI, Inc.
    Ameriprise Financial – Annual Giving Campaign
    Astellas Pharma U.S. Inc.
    The Alfred Bersted Foundation
    Bimbo Bakeries USA
    Carlin Group
    CBS EcoMedia
    Stephen and Carolyn Chase Family Fund
    Church World Service
    College of Lake County
    The Community Foundation of Will County
    The Cornwall Trust
    Costco Wholesale
    Damico Family Foundation
    Dawn Foods Foundation
    Diamond Rigging Corporation
    Dr. Scholl Foundation
    The Duchossois Group
    DuPage Foundation
    DuPage Medical Group Charitable Fund of the DuPage Foundation
    George M. Eisenberg Foundation for Charities
    EFS Foundation
    Elgin Township
    Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
    Fermata Charitable Foundation
    Ferrara Candy Company Inc.
    Fideliter Charities
    Fifth Generation Inc.
    First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.
    Andrew and Alice Fischer Charitable Trust
    FONA International, Inc.
    Full Circle Foundation
    Robert E. Gallagher Charitable Trust
    E & J Gallo Winery
    Gallop Family Foundation
    S. L. Gimbel Foundation
    Gorter Family Foundation
    Grand Kids Foundation
    Graycor Services LLC
    Hormel Foods Corporation
    Ideal Industries Foundation
    Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies
    Joy in Childhood Foundation
    Jump Trading LLC
    John P. Kavooras Charitable Trust
    The Kelly Foundation
    Kinney Electrical
    The Kraft Heinz Company
    George Kress Foundation
    Kubota Engine America
    Thomas J. & Kathleen M. Laird Family Foundation
    Lee Family Foundation
    Liquid Controls
    Stanley and Lucy Lopata Charitable Foundation
    Marty Family Charitable Fund
    McHenry County Community Foundation
    Harvey L. and Jan Miller
    Nicor Gas
    Northwestern Medicine
    Omron Foundation, Inc.
    Pampered Chef
    Perishable Sales
    Q Center
    Red Nose Day Fund of Comic Relief USA
    Soo Line West Railroad
    Barbara Ann Steel Charitable Foundation
    Target Corporation
    That’s Caring
    Trustmark Foundation
    Union Pacific Foundation
    United Way of Elgin
    United Way of Will County
    Wakerly Family Foundation
    The Walt Disney Company
    Woodforest Charitable Foundation
    The Zeman Family Foundation
    Zoomba Group