SCICAP is a good steward of all agency funds, whether a grant award, service contract, or donation and we ensure all funding is used responsibly and effectively to further our mission.

SCICAP is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Your donation may be tax exempt under the Internal Revenue Service code.

Cash Donations

For over 55 years, SCICAP has helped low-income families in south central Iowa overcome their barriers to living a life of self-sufficiency and create the future they want for themselves and their children. A great deal has changed in that 55 years, but one constant remains: We can’t do this essential work without the support of dedicated community members like you. Join us to fight poverty in your community today!

Make Checks Payable to:

P.O. Box 715
Chariton, IA 50049

If you would like your donation to go to a specific program, please specify which one.

Other Ways to Give


Honoring or memorializing a loved one through a donation to Community Action is a meaningful way of paying tribute to someone special by helping those in need. Consider a charitable gift to SCICAP in your will or estate plan and help our organization work well into the future.

Donation of Goods

SCICAP also accepts non-monetary donations. Below is a list of acceptable donations.

  • Books (new)
  • Games and toys (new)
  • Food (new)
  • Personal items (new, unopened)
  • School supplies and backpacks (new)

Holiday Gifts

We help to provide low-income children with holiday gifts. We always need families or organizations to donate during the holidays.

Raise Awareness

Another very important way to help low-income families is by raising awareness in the community. We encourage you to write your politicians about poverty in our community. Another option is to invite a representative of the Community Action Agency to speak to your organization or group about ways to help in your community.