To apply for assistance from the DEMCO Foundation, interested individuals are required to complete a thorough application form and return it with all required information.
To expedite the 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 may take longer to process.
Once the application is reviewed and verified by a case manager, additional documentation will be requested by email. A telephone interview will replace the home visit as a precaution due to COVID-19. After conducting the home visit, the case manager prepares an assessment for presentation before the DEMCO Foundation Board of Directors, who meet each month. The board will then vote on whether or not to fund or not fund each request, and the case manager will relay the decision to the applicant.
DEMCO members 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.