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 FY18 (July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018)


Nourisher $100,000+


Abbott Fund
Abbvie Foundation
Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region
Feeding America
The County of DuPage
The Grainger Foundation
Walmart Foundation


Harvester $50,000 – $99,999


Anonymous (2)
Bank of America
BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois
Caterpillar Foundation
Cole-Crone Family Foundation
Dietz & Watson
McHenry Township
NKC Family Foundation
The Chicago Community Trust
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
The Lake County Community Foundation
The Rhoades Foundation


Gatherer $25,000-$49,999

    Anonymous (2)
    The J. R. Albert Foundation
    ALDI, Inc.
    Helen Brach Foundation
    Fred J. Brunner Foundation
    Henrietta Lange Burk Fund
    Community Memorial Foundation
    Conagra Brands Foundation
    DuPage Medical Group Charitable Fund of the DuPage Foundation
    Fifth Generation Inc.
    Flowers Communications Group
    General Mills
    The HAVI Group, LP
    HSBC Bank USA N.A.
    Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation
    Joy in Childhood Foundation
    KraftHeinz Foundation
    Kroger Foundation
    McCormick Foundation
    McHenry County Community Foundation
    Morgan Stanley
    O’Bryan Foundation
    OdysseyRe Foundation
    Reed Family Foundation
    Barbara Ann Steel Charitable Foundation
    Tate & Lyle Americas LLC
    United Way of Will County
    US Foods
    West Suburban Bank
    Will County Community Development
    Willow Springs Foundation
    Woodward, Inc.


Grower $10,000-$24,999

    Accurate Color & Compounding, Inc.
    Adam Don Foundation
    Ameriprise Financial – Annual Giving Campaign
    Peter and Thalia Anest Family Foundation
    Astellas Pharma U.S. Inc.
    City of Aurora
    The Alfred Bersted Foundation
    Bimbo Bakeries USA
    Buchanan Family Foundation
    Campbell Soup Company
    Capital One
    Cardinal Health Foundation
    Carlin Group
    Centegra Health System
    The Chilay Corporation
    Church of the Holy Spirit
    Church World Service
    Community Foundation of Northern Illinois
    The Community Foundation of Will County
    Composites One
    Conagra Brands
    Costco Wholesale Corp.
    Crate & Barrel
    Karen & John Crotty Foundation
    The Crown Family
    Damico Family Foundation
    DeKalb County Community Foundation
    Del Monte Fresh Produce Company
    Discover Financial Services
    The Walt Disney Company
    Dr. Scholl Foundation
    George M. Eisenberg Foundation for Charities
    Elgin Township
    Fermata Charitable Foundation
    Fideliter Charities
    First Presbyterian Church of Libertyville
    Andrew and Alice Fischer Charitable Trust
    FONA International, Inc.
    Full Circle Foundation
    Robert E. Gallagher Charitable Trust
    Gallop Family Foundation
    S. L. Gimbel Foundation
    Gorter Family Foundation
    Grand Kids Foundation
    Graycor Services LLC
    Hunger Is, a joint charitable program of the Albertsons Companies Foundation and the Entertainment Industry Foundation
    Liquid Controls
    Jackson National Community Fund
    Kane County Riverboat Fund
    John P. Kavooras Charitable Trust
    The Kelly Foundation
    Thomas J. & Kathleen M. Laird Family Foundation
    Lee Family Foundation
    Stanley and Lucy Lopata Charitable Foundation
    Marty Family Charitable Fund
    McDonald’s Corporation
    Monsanto Fund
    Nicor Gas
    Northwestern Medicine
    Omron Foundation, Inc.
    Ozinga Bros., Inc
    Pampered Chef
    Red Nose Day
    Scooter Bay Sales
    Share Our Strength
    Shelton Naber Family Foundation
    That’s Caring
    Thrivent Financial Foundation
    United Way of Elgin
    Upstaging Inc.
    vAuto, Inc.
    Wakerly Family Foundation
    Woodforest Charitable Foundation
    Word of Faith Community Church
    The Zeman Family Foundation