Mission Statement

Empower and advocate for people to enhance their self-sufficiency by maximizing community resources.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments In 2020, Semcac assisted 21,786 unduplicated individuals in addition to those whom were provided 41,423 rides via public transit. Volunteers gave over 45,000 hours of service to Semcac in 2020. Semcac has partnerships with 925 organizations.
Current Goals In fiscal year 2021, Semcac aims to serve over 300 children via Head Start and Early Head Start programs; provide over 47,000 rides via public transit; provide rides to new senior clients via the Volunteer Driver Program; provide over 800 patients with family planning and reproductive/sexual health services via Semcac Clinic; provide over 310,000 meals to seniors via Senior Nutrition (Meals on Wheels and Senior Dining) assist over 3,000 households via four food shelves; prevent homelessness for 60+ households; provide information/resources and referrals to outside agencies to over 12,000 individuals; assist 4,500 households with Energy Assistance Program services; provide 115+ households with Weatherization services; and rehabilitate homes that need handicap accessibility improvements, roofing, plumbing, heating furnaces.
Community or Constituency Served The majority of persons served are low-income or living in poverty. Additionally, higher-risk populations including seniors and young children. The southern-most corner of Minnesota, including the counties of Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Houston, Steele and Winona are the seven counties that Semcac is designated to serve. Semcac also provides limited services in the extended counties of Goodhue, Olmsted, Rice, Wabasha and Waseca.
Geographic Area Served Semcac is the Community Action Agency designated to serve serve seven southeastern MN counties including Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Houston, Mower, Steele and Winona counties. Additional services are provided in the counties of Goodhue, Olmsted, Rice, Wabasha and Waseca.

Reports & Finances

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 08/03/2022

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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204 S. Elm St.
Rushford, MN 55971
Phone: 507-864-7741

General Information

Alternative Name: Semcac Inc., Semcac, Semcac Community Action, SEMCAC
EIN: 41-0907135
Principal Staff: Doug Grout
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 141
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 20,000
Ruling Year: 1966


Board Chair: Rick Wittrock
Number of Board Members: 20
Board Meetings with Quorum: 7
Average Member Attendance: 14.3

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