The DEMCO Foundation was created in 1997 as a non-profit charitable organization subsidiary of DEMCO. 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.
DEMCO takes great pride in the program, as it allows our members to give back to the community. Funds for the DEMCO Foundation are raised through a program called Operation Roundup®. Contributions average $6.00 per year per member. Since its inception, the DEMCO Foundation has awarded over $5,000,000 in assistance to DEMCO members in their times of need.
DEMCO Foundation will accept applications for assistance through the website and by mail. Telephone interviews will replace home visits. Once we receive and review an application, an email will be provided that requests specific documentation needed to process your request.
To expedite processing of your application, and because DEMCO Foundation staff is working remotely, please submit your application and documentation online whenever possible. Paper applications and supporting documentation sent via mail or dropped at district offices will take longer to process.
If you would like additional information on DEMCO Foundation, please contact the office at (225) 262-2141.
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.
Member Relations Representative
P.O. Box 15659
Baton Rouge, LA 70895
NOTE: For members who need assistance paying your energy bill, there is a federal program that works with community action agencies to help people pay for and keep electric service in their homes, visit Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to learn more.