Outreach Grants

At St. Stephen’s, we believe there are many ways to answer the call of Christ by recognizing and alleviating human suffering beyond the doors of our church building by supporting organizations and programs here at home and around the globe.Outreach Grants are funded with proceeds from our annual Bash After Dark party. For more information about our Outreach Committee, please contact Kate Thornton (kate-thornton@hotmail.com).

To download the St. Stephen’s Outreach Committee Grant-Making Guidelines click here.
To download the St. Stephen’s Outreach Grant Application click here.

Click here to read a handful of thank you notes from the organizations listed below.

Alafia Place offers an affordable and supportive residential community for Minneapolis north side leaders dedicated to making a difference in the community. Leaders of innovative community initiatives or organizations are invited to apply for 3-year residencies (which can be renewed for an additional three years). While living at Alafia Place, residents receive support to develop themselves and their organizations. alafiaplace.org

La Mision El Santo Nino Jesus is an Episcopal congregation serving the growing Hispanic community in the Twin Cities. It is currently sharing space with St. Paul’s on the Hill but is preparing to move to a new space in an area that better meets the needs of their immigrant community. santonino-mn.org

Families Moving Forward offers families experiencing homelessness hospitality, emergency shelter in congregations and a path to home with support for stability. FMF is a ministry of Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative. beaconinterfaith.org

Spectrum’s Service Projects funds the service work of St. Stephen’s youth (including the week-long service trip to White Earth, MN and the Summer in the City program in Chicago). ststephensyouth.com

Ready for Success provides low-income women and men with gently-used and new professional clothing suitable for job interviews and the workplace. readyforsuccessmn.org

Holy Family After School Program provides learning, fun and high-energy activities in a loving, safe, spirit-filled environment for children from low- and no-income families. Our youth traveled to Chicago to do service work with minister Leslie Hunter of Holy Family for many years.

Holy Cross Anglican School (Belize) serves the children of the Island of Ambergris Caye, Belize, where St. Stephen’s volunteers are engaged through work trips and serve on the non-profit board. www.holycrossbelize.org

Grant Community Preschool is a free kindergarten readiness program serving the children of North Minneapolis (with Community Covenant Church). cccminneapolis.org

Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People (VEAP) was created by churches in Edina, Richfield, Bloomington and south Minneapolis to serve those in need throughout the community. Services provided include children and youth services, transportation services, social services and food programs. veapvolunteers.org

Loaves & Fishes serves nutritious, delicious dinners to our neighbors in South Minneapolis at St. Stephen’s School. St. Stephen’s serves these meals on the 5th Tuesday of the month (five times per year). loavesandfishesmn.org

Michelle Project serves families in transition who are homeless or living in sub-standard conditions, enduring very difficult or abusive circumstances, and in need of emotional support and advocacy, in partnership with Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative.

EpiscoBuilders creates affordable housing in the Twin Cities, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity. episcopalmn.org

First Nations Kitchen is a ministry of All Saints Episcopal Indian Mission in Minneapolis that serves a weekly meal based on an indigenous, ancestral diet to the surrounding community. St. Stephen’s volunteers have helped cook and serve this meal several times. firstnationskitchen.org

Meals on Wheels delivers nutritious meals to people in Edina who are homebound, elderly, or disabled and unable to prepare their own meals. St. Stephen’s volunteers deliver meals on the third and fifth Thursdays and fourth Tuesdays of each month. meals-on-wheels.com