About Mid-Sioux

Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc. is a not-for-profit Community Action Agency established in 1965 to fight poverty at a local level by assisting low-income families in Northwest Iowa to become self-sufficient.

Mid-Sioux manages 14 federal, state, and local programs that are designed to help families and children grow through educational, health, and financial assistance.  Agency brochure: English or Spanish

Fighting poverty is a community effort. Several services offered rely on monetary contributions as well as donations for food, clothing, and volunteer hours.

Working together we can help our friends, family and neighbors fight poverty and become self-sufficient.

A History of Community Action
Mid-Sioux Regions Map

Program Dashboards

Mid-Sioux programs provide monthly updates for service reporting. 

View Dashboards for March 2024

Annual Reports

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Richard Hatz Scholarship

In 2007, the Richard Hatz Scholarship was created in honor of Dick’s 40 years of service to fighting poverty in northwest Iowa. Mid-Sioux awards two $500 scholarships each year. Eligible recipients must currently be attending school in the five-county area served by Mid-Sioux. Recipients of the scholarship are chosen based on their prior service to their community and their plans to further that service through educational advancement. Award recipients are chosen by the executive committee of the board. The scholarship is funded through employee & board member contributions to the Mid-Sioux Internal Giving Campaign and through private donations.