One of DSEC’s core cooperative principles is 'Concern for Community.' That's why we support community efforts that enhance the quality of life for our members. The guidelines for a donations and sponsorships are as follows:
The requesting organization must be based in our general service territory, and conduct the majority of its charitable activity in the area.
Preference will be given to donations that: Are focused on providing education along with other services to area youth and senior members. Help provide a vital service that is not otherwise available in the region. Are greatly in need of DSEC's support. Support high-profile community events or celebrations.
DSEC does not give to fundraisers for individuals.
Individual expenses and traveling expenses like lodging and food are not eligible for funding. This includes traveling sports teams.
We do not sponsor teams for an event. We only sponsor the event itself, if approved.
Due to the number of requests received by DSEC, not every request receives funding.
Donations are typically limited to one request per organization per calendar year.
All requests for charitable contributions must be submitted in writing or submitted online using the form below. DSEC typically responds within 10 business days.