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Our Mission

Sieda Community Action works with communities to secure opportunities for people in need through advocacy, counseling, education, partnerships, and supportive services.With the strong foundation Sieda provides, individuals are more likely to become self-reliant and contribute positively to their families and communities.

Our Services

Households Served
Community Partners
Children’s Lives Changed

News & Updates

Community Needs Assessment Survey

Iowa's Community Action Network is conducting a study of community needs. The results will be considered by Sieda Community Action for planning, developing, and prioritizing agency programs, services, and activities for the people that reside in our [...]

Sieda Community Action to Sell Lot Adjacent to 310 W. Main in Ottumwa

The Board of Directors of Southern Iowa Economic Development Association (Sieda Community Action) will consider the sale of property located at 322 West Main Street, Ottumwa, located adjacent to Sieda’s building at 310 W. [...]

Sieda Seeks Board Representation for Keokuk County

Sieda Community Action is seeking candidates to fill a position on our board of directors. Sieda’s Board of Directors is the governing body of the nonprofit corporation and is responsible for establishing corporate policy, [...]

Sieda Project Helps More Than 900 Students

Thanks to our partnerships with businesses and organizations, Sieda Community Action was able to provide school supplies to more than 900 students in four Southeast Iowa counties. The School Supply Program helps provide supplies for [...]


“To everyone at Sieda. Thank you for all you do for the people here in Wapello  County and surrounding areas. You are appreciated more than you know.”


“Sieda is the best place I have ever worked, with the kindest, most supportive staff ever. We try our best to make ourselves available to help our community members in any way we can, because we value where we live and care for those individuals that we are blessed to serve every day.”


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Sieda Community Action is a private nonprofit corporation working to address the causes and conditions of poverty. Community support is crucial to our success. Charitable donations made to Sieda are always needed, accepted, and appreciated. Donations to our organization are tax deductible. Together we can change lives.