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MATURA staff are working hard to ensure you continue to receive the services you need while staying safe and healthy.

If you show symptoms of COVID-19, please do not enter our locations. Curb side pick up is available for food pantries. To drop off donations or pick up a food box, PLEASE CALL AHEAD.  Visit our Find Us page for Outreach center phone numbers and hours open.

Direct any WIC questions to 641-202-7114 or 641-344-6013.  WIC and MCAH program staff are at 210 Russell Street in Creston.

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Helping People.  Changing Lives.

MATURA Action Corporation partners with the community to provide quality programming for families and individuals in need, assisting them in achieving

self-sufficiency, in strengthening families and in improving their quality of life.

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Seeking Help from our Community Partners

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We're better together

September 6, 2022


Dear Community Partner,


Iowa’s Community Action Network is conducting a study of community needs. Information for this study will be collected by surveying our community partners and stakeholders.


MATURA Action Corporation will consider the results for planning, developing, and prioritizing agency programs, services, and activities for the people who reside in our neighborhoods and communities. The more input we have the better!


The online needs assessment survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. The questions are mostly multiple choice; some questions near the end of the survey are open-ended (questions that require a typed response).  All responses are anonymous and will be treated confidentially.


We are asking that you participate in this survey as soon as possible but no later than October 30, 2022.


To complete the survey, please click on the link below or scan the QR code:


MATURA is the region's primary agency for striving to eliminate the causes and conditions of poverty.

MATURA is the designated Community Action Agency for the counties of Madison, Adams, Taylor, Union, Ringgold, and Adair. A few of our services extend beyond our six core counties. The links above detail

our programs and services.

We urge our customers to visit us at our many locations across the region. If you have any questions at any time, or would prefer to speak with us directly, please call us!  (641) 782-8431.

Thanks for visiting our site. We look forward to serving you!

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Board Member

MATURA Action Corporation is currently seeking  Board Members in Adair County & Madison County:

  •  Low-Income Representative

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Applications are currently being accepted at our local outreach center:​

  • Adair Co. Outreach:  354 Public Square, Greenfield, IA 50849

            (accepting applications through                           11/7/2022)

  • Madison Co. Outreach:  1724 N. John Wayne Dr., Winterset, IA  50273 

             (accepting applications until filled)

Please call Danna Buls, Executive Director, at MATURA's central office if you have any questions:  641-782-8431.

Position open until filled.




available for anyone that is at or below 60% AMI (area median income).

Applications are being accepted for the Tenant-Based Rental Assistance. Please call (641) 782-8431. 

We have a new logo

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MATURA has worked with Laura Pellman, "As You Wish Designs" to come up with a new agency logo that continues to use the widely used community action huggy heart and tagline. This will make branding easier for custom-made shirts and other items while still convey the message of hope.

The “Huggy Heart” logo was adopted in 2002 by the National Community Action Partnership  and is still used today at the national, state, and local levels. 



"Our aim is not only to relieve the symptom of poverty, but to cure it and, above all, to prevent it." 

- President Lyndon Johnson  (January 8, 1964, State of the Union Address)

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Make A True Change

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Help Those Less Fortunate

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Financial and Organization Information

Year ended 
September 30, 2021

MATURA Strategic Plan 2021-2024

Annual Report

MATURA IRS Form 990 
Year ended
September 30, 2021


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement:

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identify and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the programs or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete a Form AD-3027, the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter just contain the complainant's name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation.  The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
             Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
             1400 Independence Avenue, SW

              Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax:  (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

USDA Complaint Form

Click here to view in Spanish.

Iowa Non-Discrimination Statement:

It is the policy of this provider not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or religion in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.7 and 216.9.

If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by this provider, please contact:

Iowa Civil Rights Commission
Grimes State Office Building
400 E. 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50319-1004
Phone Number: 515-281-4121 or 800-457-4416
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