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 FY17 (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017)


Nourisher $100,000+


Anonymous (2)
Bank of America
Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region
Feeding America
McCormick Foundation
The County of DuPage
The Grainger Foundation
William and Muriel Elliott Foundation


Harvester $50,000 – $99,999


Abbott Fund
Abbvie Foundation
Anonymous (5)
BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois
Charlton Family Charitable Foundation
Cole-Crone Family Foundation
General Mills
Morgan Stanley Foundation
NKC Family Foundation
The Chicago Community Trust
The Christopher Family Foundation
The Rhoades Foundation
US Foods


Gatherer $25,000-$49,999

    The J. R. Albert Foundation
    Helen Brach Foundation
    Fred J. Brunner Foundation
    Community Foundation of Northern Illinois
    Community Memorial Foundation
    Conagra Brands
    Dunkin’ Donuts Baskin-Robbins Joy In Childhood Foundation
    Feeding America thanks to the Caterpillar Foundation
    Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation
    Kane County Riverboat Fund
    McHenry County Community Foundation
    McHenry Township
    Monsanto Fund
    Omron Foundation, Inc.
    Strack & Van Til – SVT LLC
    Tate & Lyle Americas LLC
    TJX Foundation, Inc.
    Union Pacific Foundation
    United Way of Will County
    Willow Springs Foundation
    Woodward, Inc.


Grower $10,000-$24,999

    Accurate Color & Compounding, Inc.
    Adam Don Foundation
    Altria Companies Employee Community Fund
    Ameriprise Financial – Annual Giving Campaign
    The Alfred Bersted Foundation
    Bimbo Bakeries USA
    Buchanan Family Foundation
    Caesars Foundation
    Canadian Pacific Railway
    Capital One
    Cardinal Health Foundation
    Carlin Group
    Centegra Health System
    The Chilay Corporation
    Church of the Holy Spirit
    Church World Service
    The Community Foundation of Will County
    The Crown Family
    Damico Family Foundation
    Deluxe Corporation Foundation
    Dr. Scholl Foundation
    DuPage Foundation
    DuPage Medical Group Charitable Fund
    E & J Gallo Winery
    EFS Foundation
    Elgin Township
    Feeding America thanks to ADM
    Feeding America thanks to Campbell Soup
    Feeding America thanks to Costco
    Feeding America thanks to Darden Restaurants
    Feeding America thanks to French’s Food Company
    Feeding America thanks to Red Nose Day Fund
    Feeding America thanks to The Walt Disney Company
    Fermata Charitable Foundation
    Fideliter Charities
    Fifth Third Bank
    Andrew and Alice Fischer Charitable Trust
    Foglia Family Foundation
    Freeport Community Foundation
    Full Circle Foundation
    Robert E. Gallagher Charitable Trust
    Gallop Family Foundation
    S. L. Gimbel Foundation
    Gorter Family Foundation
    Graycor Services LLC
    Hansen-Furnas Foundation, Inc.
    William R. Johnson Family Foundation
    Kinney Electrical
    Thomas J. & Kathleen M. Laird Family Foundation
    Lee Family Foundation
    Leeco Steel, LLC
    Lefort-Martin Family Fund of the DuPage Foundation
    Stanley and Lucy Lopata Charitable Foundation
    McDonald’s Corporation
    Nicor Gas
    North Shore Exchange
    Northwestern Medicine
    O’Bryan Foundation
    Ozinga Bros., Inc
    Pabst Brewing Company
    The Herman & Katherine Peters Foundation
    Second Place Church
    Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation
    Barbara Ann Steel Charitable Foundation
    Synergy55 Inc.
    Takeda Pharmaceuticals
    Target Corporation
    United Parcel Service Foundation
    United Way of Elgin
    Vistex Foundation
    Wakerly Family Foundation
    Watershed Development Corporation
    West Suburban Bank
    Woodforest Bank
    Woodforest Charitable Foundation
    The Zeman Family Foundation