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 Christine Fisher at 630-443-6910 ext. 221 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 nine levels of appreciation for organizational supporters:

Cultivator $1,000 – $2,499
• Name listed Annual Report

Planter $2,500 – $4,999
• Name listed in Annual Report
• Name listed on Donor Wall at the West Suburban Center

Grower $5,000 – $9,999
• Name listed in Annual Report
• Name listed on Donor Wall at the West Suburban Center
• Complimentary use of the Food Bank’s community rooms for meetings or team-building volunteer shifts**

Gardener $10,000 – $24,999
• Name listed in Annual Report
• Name listed on Donor Wall at the West Suburban Center
• Complimentary use of the Food Bank’s community rooms for meetings or team-building volunteer shifts**

Gatherer $25,000 – $49,999
• Name listed in Annual Report
• Name listed on Donor Wall at the West Suburban Center
• Complimentary use of the Food Bank’s community rooms for meetings or team-building volunteer shifts**

Harvester $50,000 – $99,999
• All benefits of Gatherer level plus:
• Logo listing in Annual Report and on Donor Wall at the West Suburban Center

Gleaner $100,000 – $249,999
• All benefits of Harvester level plus:
• Press release announcing donation

Enricher $250,000 – $499,999
• All benefits of Gleaner level plus:
• Logo recognition on one Food Bank truck for 12 months

Nourisher $500,000 +
• All benefits of Enricher level


Circle of Hope FY20 (July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020)


Nourisher $100,000+

Anonymous (3)
Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund
Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region
County of DuPage
Feeding America
George and Cindy Rusu Family Foundation
Illinois Broadcasters Uniting Against Hunger
McKesson Foundation
RSM US Foundation
The Lake County Community Foundation
Walmart Foundation


Harvester $50,000 – $99,999

Abbott Fund
Abbvie Foundation
Anonymous (3)
Bank of America
Bel Brands U.S.A.
BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois
Captive Resources LLC
ConAgra Foods Foundation
CTC Trading Group, LLC
Dunham Fund
Grainger Foundation
Hunter Family Foundation
Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation
Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund
Kellogg Company
Kroger Foundation
Metlife Foundation
NKC Family Foundation
Odyssey Group Foundation
The Christopher Family Foundation
Topfer Family Foundation
Union Pacific Foundation
United Methodist Foundation of the Northern Illinois Conference
United Way of Lake County
Willow Springs Foundation



Gatherer $25,000-$49,999

Accurate Color & Compounding, Inc.
Adam Don Foundation
Anonymous (3)
Barbara Ann Steel Charitable Foundation
Bayer Fund
Buchanan Family Foundation
Caterpillar Foundation
Community Foundation of Kankakee River Valley
Community Memorial Foundation
Costco Wholesale Corp.
Crate and Barrel
Dr. Scholl Foundation
Flowers Communications Group
Fred J. Brunner Foundation
Freeport Community Foundation
Gallop Family Foundation
General Mills, Inc.
Gorter Family Foundation
Helen Brach Foundation
Illinois Masonic Charities Fund
Illinois Tool Works
John and Kathleen Schreiber Foundation
Jewel-Osco Headquarters
KraftHeinz Foundation
Lamb Weston Foundation
North Shore Exchange
North Shore Gas Company
Northwestern Medicine
Oberweiler Foundation
Peters Foundation
Shelton Naber Family Foundation
Synergy55 Inc.
Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Tate & Lyle Americas LLC
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
The John and Kathleen Schreiber Foundation
Thomas J. & Kathleen M. Laird Family Foundation
Thrivent Member Network – Chicagoland Region
TJX Companies and TJX Foundation
Tyson Foods
United Way of Metro Chicago
United Way of the Rock River Valley COVID-19 Emerging Needs Fund
US Foods
Wakerly Family Foundation
West Suburban Bank
Will County COVID-19 Response Fund


Grower $10,000-$24,999
Abbott Laboratories Employees Credit Union
Advance Lifts
Amcor Foundation
American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation
American Institutes For Research
Ameriprise Financial – Annual Giving Campaign
Arby’s Foundation
Barrington United Methodist Church
Bimbo Bakeries USA
Burton Township Supervisor
Butler Family Foundation
CF Industries
Chicago Community Trust
Church of the Holy Spirit
Church World Service
City of Aurora
Comic Relief/RedNose Day
Community Foundation of Northern Illinois
Compeer Financial
Consumers Credit Union
Damico Family Foundation
Darden Foundation
DeKalb County Community Foundation
Discover Financial Services
Dream Makerz Foundation
DuPage Foundation
DuPage Medical Group Charitable Fund
Echo Incorporated
EFS Foundation
Elgin Township
Enbridge Energy
Enterprise Holdings Foundation
Faith Reformed Church Inc
Fermata Charitable Foundation
Fiat Chrysler Americas, Inc.
Fideliter Charities of Fox Valley
First Presbyterian Church of Libertyville
Founder’s Insurance
FT Cares Foundation
Full Circle Foundation
George Kress Foundation
Great Lakes Credit Union
Gurnee Sterigenics A Division of Sotera Health
Hansen-Furnas Foundation, Inc.
Highland Park Community Foundation
Hoffer Foundation
Hy-Vee Store #1642
Ideal Industries Foundation
IDEX Foundation
In Memory of Sr. Rosemarie Burian
John P. Kavooras Charitable Trust

Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies
Lee Family Foundation
Lubrizol Foundation
Mary and Ralph Gesualdo Family Foundation
Matson Navigation
McGuire for Senate
McHenry Township
Midwest Aerosol Association
Midwest Dairy
Mizkan America
Mutual Trust
Nicor Gas
Oberweis Dairy
Omron Foundation, Inc.
Pampered Chef
Protective Life Foundation
Quanex Foundation
Reed Family Foundation
Rierden Chemical & Trading Company
Robert E. Gallagher Charitable Trust
Rotary Club of Wheaton (Noon)
Russell & Josephine Kott Memorial Charitable Trust
Schroeder Foundation
Sequoia Gift Fund
Stanley and Lucy Lopata Charitable Foundation
Starbucks Coffee Company
Student Excellence Foundation Wheaton-Warrenville Dist 200
Target Corporation
TCF Foundation
That’s Caring
The A. Montgomery Ward Foundation
The Alfred Bersted Foundation
The Allstate Foundation
The Community Foundation for McHenry County
The Kelly Foundation
The Mill Foundation
The Walt Disney Company
The Zeman Family Foundation
Therma-Stor LLC
Thrivent Financial Foundation
Treehouse Foods
Trustmark Foundation
United Parcel Service Foundation
United Way NWIL COVID Response Fund
United Way of Will County
US Foods, Inc.
Webb Foundation
Will-Grundy County Medical Society
Willow Creek Community Church
Woodforest Charitable Foundation
Woodward, Inc.