Donations at Deerfields

"Deerfields Bakery is wholly committed to responding positively to the needs of our team members, communities, and the environment. We believe that successful companies, both small and large alike, have a corporate social responsibility to giving back. Deerfields donates daily all day-old product to local churches, synagogues, and food pantries. We also generously participate in charitable organizations, events and activities that meet our corporate giving guidelines. Thank you for choosing Deerfields Bakery and helping to make us the best bakery in the North Shore."

—Tim Schmitt
President, Deerfields Bakery

We support programs and services of charitable organizations

  • —With an IRS exempt status under section 501(c)(3)
  • —In the local communities in which Deerfields Bakery serves
  • —In the areas of child development and education, health and welfare, disaster recovery, cultural diversity and the arts

We generally are unable to accept

  • —Requests from or for specific individuals or memorials
  • —Endowment, capital or annual operating fund drives
  • —Beauty pageants and talent contests
  • —Religious, fraternal, alumni, trade, professional or social organizations
  • —Political or partisan organizations, candidates, or organizations established to influence legislation or specific elections
  • —Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender or national origin

Donation Request

Applications for donations are reviewed on an on-going basis and grants of in-kind support are awarded throughout the year on a limited basis. There is no calendar deadline for applications. Proposed programs and services are evaluated primarily based on their reach and projected impact on specific community needs and issues. To be considered, please fill out the form below and click 'Send Donation Request'.
Send additional support materials via fax or mail.




Please send the following additional support materials via fax or mail: 1) A cover letter on your organization's official letterhead 2) A copy of your 501(c)(3) exemption IRS certificate

Fax to:


Mail to:

Deerfields Donation Requests
201 N. Buffalo Grove Rd.
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Though we prefer you submit your request online, we will also accept your request on your organization's letterhead which includes:

1) info on your organization, the charity you support, the date and time of your event, contact info for reply (e-mail preferred) and what specifically you are requesting from Deerfields Bakery.

2) A copy of your 501(c)(3) exemption IRS certificate.
We receive hundreds of requests a month and do our best to serve as many as possible. Requests will be handled on a first come first serve basis. If you do not meet our corporate giving guidelines (above) and/or do not follow the directions below, your request will not be considered and you may not receive a response. Meeting the above giving guidelines and following the request requirements below does not guarantee Deerfields participation. In any case, we will try to reply back in a timely manner.
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