Semcac, Inc.

People are your business

aka Semcac   |   Rushford, MN   |  www.semcac.org

Mission

Mission: Empower and advocate for people to enhance their self-sufficiency by maximizing community resources. Vision: Thriving individuals, families and communities leading a vibrant southeast Minnesota region. Serving southeastern Minnesota's 7 designated service counties of Fillmore, Freeborn, Houston, Dodge, Mower, Steele and Winona with limited services in the 5 additional counties of Rice, Goodhue, Olmsted, Wabasha & Waseca.

Notes from the nonprofit

Semcac was awarded the 2017 & 2018 Best Places to Work - Southeast Minnesota award by the Workforce Development, Inc. & Personnel Dynamics Consultiing, Inc.

Ruling year info

1966

Executive Director

Mr. Wayne D. Stenberg

Main address

PO Box 549 204 S. Elm Street

Rushford, MN 55971 USA

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Formerly known as

Southeastern Minnesota Citizen's Action Council

SEMCAC, Inc.

EIN

41-0907135

NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Head Start

Children who start their education at an early age do best in life. Head Start’s goal is to give young children quality learning and care to grow to their full potential. Services focus on the entire well-being of children and families. Trained staff works with each child, including those with special needs. Parents are a key part in their children’s learning. We partner with community services to strengthen families in meeting life’s challenges.

Population(s) Served

Semcac Community Development offers housing rehab and development programs, the Energy Assistance Program, and Weatherization.

Population(s) Served

Semcac's Senior Services Department includes Senior Dining, Meals on Wheels, Retired & Senior Volunteer Program and the Senior & Caregiver Advocacy Program.

Population(s) Served

Semcac's Outreach & Emergncy Services operates a Contact Center in each of the agency's seven counties, Homeless Prevention & Assistance programs, emergency assistance programs as funding permits, four food shelves, the Freeborn County Homeless Shelter, and Dollars & Sense Classes (financial literacy education).

Population(s) Served

Semcac's Bus Service provides transportation for the general public and special groups, such as persons with disabilities and senior citizens. The Volunteer Driver Program coordinates volunteer drivers to provide transportation for persons age 60 & over, Medical Assistance clients and other clients of county departments of human services.

Population(s) Served

Semcac Clinic in Winona is a family planning clinic providing high quality family planning and sexual health services and education for everyone - regardless of income level, insurance status, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, etc. All fees for service are based on household income on a sliding fee scale.

Population(s) Served

The Energy Assistance Program is a federally funded program administered through the MN Dept of Commerce. The program provides financial assistance to help with household winter heating bills for homeowners and renters. An application is required to determine eligibility and amount of utility assistance; payments are made directly to the utility company.

Population(s) Served

The Weatherization Assistance Program is a federally funded program that provides energy conservation home improvements to reduce energy consumption costs. Each home is inspected to ensure success. Homeowners and renters who apply for and are eligible for Energy Assistance Program are automatically screened for participation. Priority is given to households with seniors, children, individuals with disabilities and/or those with highest heating costs.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Accreditations

Charity Navigator 2013

Awards

5 Star Rating 2013

Parent Aware

Seal Granted 2013

Minnesota Charities Review Council

Member 1966

Community Action Partnership

Affiliations & memberships

United Way Member Agency

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Semcac utilizes the Community Action National Performance Goals in the agency's strategic plan. 1) Low income people become for self-sufficient, 2) The conditions are improved of low-income people's lives, 3) Low-income people own a stake in their community, 4) Partnerships among supporters and providers of services to low-income people are achieved. 5) Agencies increase their capacity to achieve results, 6) Low-income people, especially vulnerable populations, achieve their potential by strengthening family and other supportive systems.

The organization conducts a full Community Needs Assessment (CNA), surveying the population/community, every 3 years. We also update this annually. The CNA ensures Semcac is serving the different needs of the population, however diverse, it is a very inclusive process that also includes demographic questions. The CNA is utilized to guide the organization and board with the strategic plan.

Semcac has a tripartite Board of Directors consisting of equal representation from 3 sectors for each of the 7 counties we serve; 1/3 private, 1/3 elected officials, 1/3 consumer/client. This ensures equality, rich discussions and diverse information sharing.

Semcac employs approximately 230 individuals throughout the southeastern MN region; in 11 counties. 155 are full time equivalent (2016), and 1,820 volunteers were engaged in assisting with our services in 2015.

26,098 individuals served in 2015. Each year, Semcac assists upwards of 25,000 people to become self-sufficient and alleviate the effects of poverty on cost-burdened households.

Financials

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Semcac, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 04/29/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Larry Connery

Randy Dahl

Fillmore County

John Bashaw

Houston County

Larry Connery

Houston County

Janice Ball

Mower County

Ruth Fallon

Fillmore County

Janice Schultz

Steele County

Tim Tjosaas

Dodge County

Mark Schultz

Steele County

Tony Bennett

Mower County

Joe Hoffman

Winona County

Lenore Fries

Freeborn County

Steve Schuldt

Houston County

Neil Witzel

Dodge County

Karen Johnson

Fillmore County

Glen Mathiason

Freeborn County

Patricia Sorenson

Freeborn County

Tina Bell

Mower County

Polly Glynn

Mower County

Rick Wittrock

Steele County

Jim Pomeroy

Winona County

Brenda Boettcher

Winona County

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes