Giving Mission Statement
The mission of Demos Brands Family of Restaurants Charitable Giving Program is to help meet the needs of the local communities we are in by supporting nonprofit organizations
Demos Brands of Restaurants will donate gift certificates, food, or money to qualified agencies.
1. Gift Certificates and Food
Gift Certificates and Free/Discounted food will be given to non-profit groups within our geographic area at the discretion of the local restaurant manager. The store manager has limited availability based on the budget set forth by the corporate office.
2. Gift Certificates and Food
Requests are granted based on the non-profit organization’s ability to meet our charitable giving criteria, as well as availability of charitable funds, which we budget on a regular basis.
Although there are other deserving charitable organizations in all of our communities than we are able to support, we will make every effort to assist as many qualifying nonprofit organizations as possible.
We receive hundreds of requests for donations every year. Therefore, we will consider requests for charitable donations from nonprofit organizations that qualify under the following charitable giving categories:
Programs to help victims of child abuse
Programs to help children with Special Needs
Programs to help children during Christmas
Programs to help children learn and grow with Christ
Programs to help children in families with drug and alcohol problems
B. Military and Police
Programs that help active military personnel and their families
Programs that help veterans and their families
Programs that help police training
Programs that help support police/community engagement
Homeless and crisis shelters and services
Programs that encourage personal accountability for getting out of poverty
D. Health and Human Service
Programs that help provide health to indigent people
E. Economic Development
Programs that help bring jobs to the local communities
3. Guidelines for Money/Events
Demos Brands Restaurants charitable giving is limited to nonprofit charitable organizations and agencies that are exempt from federal taxes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
High priority is placed on donations that benefit low- to moderate-income individuals and communities.
Increased consideration will be given to entities with low administrative costs and that are not an organization that re-allocates to other organizations, in order to ensure the donated funds are efficiently directed to the parties in need.
Requests must be submitted by the first business day of each month. Applicants are notified by phone or by mail, of action taken on requests within 30 days of application deadline.
Recipient nonprofit organizations must:
- Serve our geographic areas (10-mile radius of a restaurant location in smaller communities and 3-mile radius of a restaurant community in larger communities)
- Fit within our charitable giving categories (listed above)
- Demonstrate fiscal and administrative stability
- Be governed by an active board of directors (where applicable)
- Organizations without 501(c)(3) status
- Individuals or schools
- Fraternal or alumni organizations
- Political Action Committees, political candidates, or causes or organizations attempting to influence legislation
- Trips or tours for individuals and groups
- Talent and beauty contests
Organizations should complete the Giving Mission Application. The completed application may be submitted via mail or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Community involvement is at the very heart of the Demos family and we are committed to helping those in need in our local region. In order to be considered for a charitable donation either in the form of a cash donation, food donation, or gift certificate donation this form must be completed and submitted at least two weeks prior to your event. Further, to be considered for a donation the funds raised, the beneficiary of your event, or donation recipient must be local in the Middle Tennessee Area. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
All donation requests will be reviewed within two weeks. The organization requesting the donation will be contacted by email, regardless of whether or not the request is approved.