Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Community

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Saint Joan of Arc

Catholic Community

4537 3rd Ave. So.
Minneapolis, MN 55419

Phone: 612.823.8205
Fax: 612.825.7028

The St. Joan of Arc Outreach Fund

Living our faith, sharing our abundance, building God’s Kingdom of justice and peace!

The SJA Outreach Fund is a designated, restricted fund designed to maximize our parish impact for peace and justice. We fund charitable efforts and efforts for systemic change. We reflect the values and vision of St. Joan of Arc.

We cannot be supported by the SJA operating budget, but rely on additional contributions made specifically to the SJA Outreach Fund. The Outreach Fund is an umbrella, under which the following efforts are funded:

  • SJA Justice Grants: Twice a year we award grants to organizations and projects in which our parishioners are volunteers and leaders. These grants allow us to partner both with our own parishioners and with fantastic organizations working for justice and peace. Deadlines are May 1 and November 1. Download the grant application HERE.  In the last year, we awarded $114,250 in grants to 24 organizations.
  • CARE Committee: We provide life-giving support to parishioners and neighbors in need of emergency financial assistance for housing or utilities. We also provide support to several partner housing and social service providers to assist their clients. A committee of parishioners meets with applicants and distributes our funds.  In the last fiscal year, we served almost 80 households through our core program, and provided additional support to our partner organizations so that they could meet client needs during the pandemic.  Our support to households and organizations totaled $80,865.07.

We have also supported special projects, including providing initial funding to Mental Health Connect, making a donation to a local mosque when their meeting place was lost to a fire, and bringing a young Iraqi to the U.S. for medical care following the war and occupation.

We are committed stewards of your donations to the Outreach Fund. Parishioners serve and lead on all the committees that make funding decisions. To continue expanding this amazing and blessed work, we need your financial support. Please consider a tax-deductible donation to the SJA Outreach Fund.  Simply make your check out to the “SJA Outreach Fund” and drop it in the collection basket, or set up an automated contribution from your checking account.