St. Stephen’s Church has a rich history of reaching out in love in the Twin Cities metro area and beyond. Our missional life is grounded in our identity as followers of Jesus, who calls us to love our neighbors as ourselves. In response to God’s goodness in our lives, we work hand-in-hand with our partners to share the gifts God has given us, individually and communally, with those in need.



We believe there are many ways to answer the call of Christ to recognize and alleviate human suffering beyond our own doors. We answer this call by supporting our partners through service and financial means. Each year, our Outreach Committee awards grants to a number of organizations. The grant funds distributed come from the proceeds of our annual Bash After Dark fundraiser and from our Bridge Builders, those who give to our endowment, the St. Stephen’s Fund.


Preference is given to requests from organizations in which St. Stephen’s parishioners are involved and whose focus is aligned with our parish outreach focus areas –

Issues Facing Youth
Alleviating Hunger
Alleviating Homelessness
Supporting Seniors

To apply for a grant –

  1. Review the Outreach Committee Grant-Making Guidelines.
  2. Complete an online Outreach Grant Application.