Supporting Communities through the Dawn Corporate Giving Program

Dawn is committed to serving and improving the communities where our nearly 4,000 team members work. From volunteering our time and talents, to providing financial support, the Dawn Corporate Giving Program invests in the communities where we have facilities and offices. With a focus on hunger prevention and health, education, and community improvements, we support our team members in their efforts to give back. To learn more about the Dawn Corporate Giving program, please create an account in our online grant management system. If you find your request tightly aligns with our funding priorities, please complete the online application.



Dawn Foods Corporate Giving Mission Statement

Dawn actively strengthens the communities where Team Members work by supporting health lifestyle initiatives, education, and community vibrancy programs.


Health and Well-Being

At Dawn, food is our business. We work to eradicate hunger in our communities and to support healthier lifestyles through a range of services, including:


Forgotten harvest

Healthy Lifestyle Programs

Alleviation and prevention of hunger and childhood obesity, access to quality care, and disease research.



Baking is two parts art and two parts science.  We support future generations of great artists, scientists and everyone in between. We are committed to creating communities where education is valued and promoted for all. We support:

  • Programs and organizations that increase literacy for adults and children
  • Vocational baking programs
  • STEM and robotics programs

Community Vibrancy

Marlin Jones, the founder of modern-day Dawn, knew the importance of bettering our communities. From negotiating with local farmers during the Depression, to Dawn’s current efforts, we strive to help our communities thrive. Dawn supports organizations that enrich the lives of community members:

  • Art, theatre, dance, and music programs for people of all ages
  • Public spaces and parks that are enjoyed by all
  • Festivals and Celebrations that enrich a community’s vibe


Big Check at Kids Meal 06-28-22



Dawn encourages all Team Members to donate their time and talents in their communities. Whether individually, or as a team, Dawn supports those who volunteer to improve their towns and the lives of others.


Product Donations

Life should be sweet. We are committed to helping create sweet moments for everyone. Dawn Foods donates products to a variety of local events and fundraisers. Click the link below to request a product donation. Please allow a minimum of 2 weeks lead time for all orders.