In applying for assistance from DEMCO Foundation, interested individuals are required to complete a thorough application form and return it with all required information. All information is verified and a site visit is performed to ensure the application is valid. The application is then reviewed and a case manager contacts the individual to schedule a home visit. Once the home visit is conducted, the case manager prepares an assessment for presentation before the DEMCO Foundation Board of Directors, who meets on a monthly basis. The board votes on whether or not to approve funding for the individual. The individual is then notified of the board's decision and appropriate action is taken.
DEMCO members who are truly in need are eligible to apply for funding of up to $2,500. An individual can receive a maximum of $2,500 through the DEMCO Foundation per calendar year.
The DEMCO Foundation will not pay utility bills nor grant money to political issues, candidates or campaigns. No funds are given directly to the applying individual. Only individuals who are DEMCO members, not groups or organizations, are eligible for funding.
Description of Projects
Through the DEMCO Foundation, the truly needy can receive assistance for various humane needs. Examples of some types of assistance granted are:
- Shelter (rent payments, mortgage payments, etc.)
- Repairs and maintenance on homes
- Pharmacy and medical supplies
- Special assistance in emergencies*
- Other humane needs
- School Uniform Program
(* The DEMCO Foundation defines an emergency as any natural disaster such as flooding, tornado, house fire, etc.)
If you would like to apply for assistance, click here to download an application form or contact the DEMCO Foundation office at (225) 262-2141.