ALDI Community Gift Card Program

ALDI is a part of the community. Responsibility means making a positive contribution to the community by supporting nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving Children’s Health & Wellness and combating Food Insecurity. For organizations whose mission or core programs meet these pressing issues head on, ALDI can provide gift cards to assist in food costs.

Through the ALDI Community Gift Card Program, we partner with nonprofit organizations that make a positive impact on Children’s Health & Wellness and Food Insecurity. Whether your mission is to support children through education, arts, athletics or addressing food insecurity in your local community, we encourage you to apply for support from the ALDI Gift Card Program.

Ready to get started? When you apply, you’ll need to know which ALDI Division you’re located in, since our giving decisions are determined on a regional basis. Click the "Division Locator" tile below to find your division!

Before submitting your application, please take a look at the FAQ and Eligibility and Guidelines page to make sure your organization qualifies.

Eligibility and Guidelines

Before submitting an application, check our guidelines and eligibility requirements to ensure your organization qualifies.

Community Gift Card Program

We partner with local nonprofit organizations where ALDI stores are located to help support the community. These include after school education programs, public K-12 schools, food banks, and programs focused on increasing access to nutritious foods.

Division Locator

Ready to get started? Before you apply, you’ll need to know your ALDI Division since our giving decisions are regional based.

How to Apply

Complete the required Eligibility Quiz and submit your application to the ALDI Gift Card Program for being considered for the gift card support.

General Questions

ALDI supports nonprofit organizations that make a positive impact on Children’s Health & Wellness and Food Insecurity programs. Whether your mission is to support children through education, arts, athletics or addressing food insecurity in your local community, we encourage you to apply for support for ALDI Gift Cards.

No, all organizations must use the ALDI Community Gift Card portal to submit an application. Requests submitted outside the online portal will not be considered for support.

Email us with your inquiry at giving(at) This email is checked regularly, and you’ll usually receive a response within 24-48 business hours. Questions regarding your organization’s status or availability within YourCause should be directed to YourCause.

Eligibility Questions

ALDI only supports 501(c)(3) organizations as well as K-12 public schools that serve the community at large, regardless of community members’ religious affiliation.

Yes! ALDI will review all eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit requests, regardless of how long they’ve been operating.

No. ALDI does not fund organizations with a pending 501(c)(3) status. Only organizations that are verified with a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) designation, as determined by the Internal Revenue Service, are eligible to receive donations.

No. ALDI Gift Cards are only to support nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations as well as K-12 public schools that serve the community. It does not provide support individuals or families.

You can apply for support on an annual basis. Organizations that are approved for funding can only receive support once per year.

No. Due to the high volume of requests ALDI receives, we can only accept one application per organization.

No, all organizations must serve people directly within our communities.

Yes. All support is valid for one year only and must be requested annually.

ALDI accepts applications between March 1st – December 15th each year.

Every year, we evaluate ways to ensure ALDI is making the largest impacts in our core focus areas, and sometimes this means organizations that previously qualified are no longer eligible. While we wish we could support all organizations that apply, the gift card program will continue to remain focused on our core focus areas.

Application Questions

 After you submit your request online, you’ll receive a confirmation email. After our team reviews your request, you’ll receive a response from ALDI via email on the status of your request.    

We review all applications thoroughly and will do our best to respond to you in a timely manner. Please give the application reviewers 4-6 weeks to review and send out awards.

We strongly recommend attaching your IRS exemption letter to your application; however, it is not required.

We recommend submitting your most recent W-9; however, it is not required.

Please use the Store Locator to look up your nearest store address. If you need assistance, you can view an example of how to find your division here​​​​​​​.

If you have any additional collateral materials that you think will strengthen your proposal, you may attach the documents to the application. Please do not send attachments by email.

 We strongly prefer PDF documents for all attachments, especially for Excel spreadsheets, but all file formats are accepted.

No, we don’t need copies of your request. Any additional information you’d like to share with us should be submitted with your request as an attachment.

No, ALDI only accepts applications through the Your Cause site. Mailed applications will not be considered.

Support Questions

We support local organizations in ALDI communities where we have stores, warehouses, offices and conduct business, with a primary focus on improving Children’s Health & Wellness and Food Insecurity.

Yes! ALDI may support events in our communities. The organization holding or supporting the event must fall under our funding areas of Children’s Health & Wellness and Food Insecurity. Please submit any requests for event support at least eight weeks prior to event.

 ALDI partners with food banks in the Feeding America network to donate food products that are still safe to eat but are outside of our “sell by” parameters. We don’t donate this product to individuals or organizations who aren’t members of Feeding America.

  • Children’s Health & Wellness: Organizations and causes who support and invest in organizations and causes focused on improving the physical, social, and emotional wellbeing of youth, 0-18, through supplemental in or out of school programming, annual programs, or one off events.
  • Food Insecurity: Organizations committed to increasing access to nutritious foods and reducing food insecurity.

ALDI approves requests for gift cards ranging in value from $100 to $500. 

We make every effort to support as many organizations as possible. Sometimes this means we are only able to provide a portion of the funds requested.

No, ALDI provides support once per year. Organizations are encouraged to only request funds for one year.

No. Store Managers and Associates are unable to give gift cards or donations upon request. All gift card requests must be submitted through the application process.

ALDI does not take requests for donation of specific food products from our stores or warehouses. If you are in need of food for your event, please apply for an ALDI gift card to purchase the food needed.