Mission Statement

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

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments In 2018, Semcac assisted 24,603 unduplicated individuals in addition to those whom were provided 53,787 rides via public transit. 3,215 of clients had disabilities. 7,847 were 60+ years old. 7,392 were children (age 17 years and under). Volunteers gave 72,629 hours of service to Semcac in 2018. Semcac has partnerships with 973 organizations.
Current Goals In fiscal year 2019, Semcac aims to serve over 337 children via Head Start and Early Head Start programs, Semcac aims to provide over 52,000 rides via public transit and over 11,000 rides to seniors via the Volunteer Driver Program. Semcac aims to provide over 900 patients with family planning and reproductive/sexual health services via Semcac Clinic in Winona. Semcac aims to offer approximately 160,000 meals to seniors via Senior Dining and approximately 68,000 meals via Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors. Semcac aims to assist over 1,000 households via our four food shelves, with food security. Semcac aims to prevent homelessness for approximately 130 households and provide shelter to approximately 15+ households via the Freeborn County Homeless Shelter. Semcac aims to provide information/ resources and referrals to outside agencies, to approximately 9,000 individuals. Semcac aims to provide financial education and budget counseling to over 150 households. Semcac aims to assist approximately 6,000 households with energy assistance services including approximately 175 households receiving weatherization services. Semcac aims to rehabilitate homes that need handicap accessibility improvements, roofing, plumbing, heating furnaces and the like. is working to complete the construction of a new transportation building to serve as a bus garage and dispatch center, located in Kasson,
Community or Constituency Served The majority of the persons served are low-income or living in poverty. Additionally, higher-risk populations including seniors and young children. The southeastern-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 four counties of Goodhue, Rice, Wabasha and Waseca.
Geographic Area Served Semcac is the Community Action agency designated to serve the 7 southeastern MN counties of Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Houston, Mower, Steele, Winona. Additional services are provided in the (4) counties of Goodhue, Rice, Wabasha and Waseca.

Reports & Finances

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Major Program Expenses
Head Start (Child Education Services):
Senior Services (Older Americans):
Weatherization Program:
Energy Assistance Program:
Transportation (Volunteer Driver Program):
Community and Emergency Crisis Assistance:
Housing, Community Development:
Health (Family Planning Clinic & Caregiver Advocacy Program):
Food Assistance (Food Shelves & Head Start child meals):
3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services
Unrestricted Net Assets
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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 08/24/2019

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 Street
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): 135
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 24,603 unduplicated individuals in 2018, plus public transit riders
Ruling Year: 1966


Board Chair: Neil Witzel, President
Number of Board Members: 20
Board Meetings with Quorum: 15
Average Member Attendance: 15.7

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