Ways to Support the Foundation

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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, such as training materials, computers and the like. The contributions can be given to support all programs or they can be earmarked for specific projects.


Entering its sixth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. #GivingTuesday connects diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. 

Now through December 31 join your colleagues with a year-end donation and give back to fellow and aspiring CDMs. Your donation will be counted toward the Giving Tuesday campaign.

To donate click on the Donate Now button below or print donation form HERE

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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!  For more information on specific sponsor levels, click HERE.

Donate Now

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

Send to NFEF 406 Surrey Woods Dr. Saint Charles, Illinois 60174
Or print a donation form and fax, mail or email 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.

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 March 15, 2018 the chapter will be entered into a drawing for a Fitbit that can be raffled at a state meeting.

When your chapter pledges to become a 2017-2018 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 March 15, 2018.

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



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.


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

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.