Ways to Support the Foundation


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Donate for #GivingTuesday using the red "Donate" button or download the PDF form here.

All donations the week of #GivingTuesday will be directed to the new CDM Success Grant & Scholarship program.

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CDM Success Grant & Scholarship Program

Make an impact on your investment by donating to the CDM Success Grant & Scholarship program today! All funds will support grant opportunities for nutrition and foodservice professionals and students, including Certification Exam grants, Student grants, and continuing education grants to certified professionals.

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You can help shape the future of nutrition and foodservice management in the United States by donating to NFEF!

Individuals, corporations and other foundations may contribute tax deductible funds and other resources. The contributions can be given to support all programs or they can be earmarked for specific projects.

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You can make a gift or donation in the following ways:

Check: Send to NFEF 406 Surrey Woods Dr. Saint Charles, Illinois 60174
Or print a donation form or recurring donation form and fax, mail, or e-mail it to NFEF@ANFPonline.org.

ANFP members may also make a donation to the NFEF when they pay their dues online or make a purchase through the ANFP Marketplace.

Corporate Sponsorship

Support the foodservice industry by becoming an NFEF sponsor.  NFEF has three main activities:  Original industry research, Grants benefiting CDMs and aspiring CDMs, and Education.  

NFEF sponsors are recognized throughout the year on the NFEF website and in Edge Magazine, with increasing levels of recognition for higher-level sponsors.  Sponsor levels include: 

Pinnacle Level - $10,000+
Visionary Level - $5,000 - $9,999
Patron Level - $1,000 - $4,999
Friend Level - $250 - $999 

Get involved with NFEF today! Click below for more information on specific sponsor levels.

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Why Invest in NFEF?

As a corporate sponsor of the NFEF, your company is making our mission a reality! NFEF’s mission is centered on engaging in research and education to improve the health of the nation through grant programs, advancement of innovation, and identifying best practices in food safety and foodservice management. Corporate Sponsor donations support grant opportunities for nutrition and foodservice professionals and students, including Certification Exam grants, Student grants, and continuing education grants to certified professionals.

Invest in the future and strengthen the profession by getting involved today!

"Sponsoring potential dietary managers improves the quality of food service being delivered in healthcare. Hormel Health Labs makes quality of life of our consumers the top priority of our products. Creating a relationship with future managers help our brand throughout the food service industry but more importantly elevates the daily life of our consumers through better food."

- Timothy R Garry RD, LD

Chapter Champion 2018-2019

Chapter Champions

We Are Champions!

By donating $400 or more, your chapter can become an NFEF Chapter Champion.  By joining, you are showing your chapter’s support for the Nutrition & Foodservice Education Foundation’s goal to raise visibility of the CDM credential.

If your chapter donates $400 or more by April 15, 2019 the chapter will be entered into a drawing for a prize that can be raffled at a state meeting.

When your chapter pledges to become a 2018-2019 Chapter Champion, it will receive special Chapter Champion recognition on your chapter’s website and the Foundation’s website and Facebook page. Chapters that remain champions for three, five, or 10 consecutive years will also receive special Chapter Champion badging on their website as well as the Foundation website.

Donations to NFEF help fund education for current and aspiring CDMs, and research activities.  In the last 3 years, CDMs from these states have been awarded grants:


To obtain the Chapter Champion status, all donations comprised of Silent Auction at ACE, Giving Tuesday or general donations will be totaled through April 15, 2019.

If your state wants to support the Foundation, download the Chapter Champions support form HERE.

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What a fun and easy way to support education, grants and research opportunities!


Did you know that you can support NFEF through your everyday online purchases AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Foundation every time you shop at smile.amazon.com, at no cost to you. It's easy!

  1. Visit smile.amazon.com. It's just like shopping on Amazon.com.
  2. Sign in. Simply use your existing Amazon login information.  If you don’t have an account, you can create a new one.
  3. Once you're signed in, search for “Nutrition & Foodservice Education Foundation”.
  4. Start shopping! Your shopping experience will be the same as it is on the Amazon website.
  5. Spread the word! After you've successfully completed a purchase on Amazon Smile you can share the news with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or via email. This option appears on the confirmation page after your order is complete.

Be a part of our new mission - and help us build a stronger profession!

The Foundation is an IRS 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. Individuals and corporations may claim specified tax deductions.

Donations to the NFEF are NON-REFUNDABLE and cannot be cancelled once they are processed.