About Stephens Bakery Foundation
Ever since Stephens opened its doors in 1873, we have been giving away unsold food to those most in need. What started out as just a few rolls has grown into hundreds of products given to charities each week and over £100,000 donated to many worth causes over the years. Given this incredible history in helping our local community, the Stephens Foundation purpose is to bring together all of Stephens’ charitable giving.
The Stephens Foundation is a grant making charity which aims to support the advancement of education and health, the relief of poverty, and the advancement of community development. The beneficiaries of the foundation will be children and organisations supporting children, community groups, individuals or organisations who have financial need and whose activities fall within the charitable objects above.
The mission of the Stephens Foundation is ultimately to give back to our local community, particularly to those in need of a helping hand. The Foundation is managed by a board of trustees who work together to ensure every donation given from the foundation is fulfilling our mission of giving back.
We already support the Carnegie Breakfast Club each week, who feed school children that would otherwise go without a meal to start their day.
We are really excited about the Stephens Foundation and what it could do for so many people. Therefore, we are going to launch with a bang and commit to giving away £1,000 a month for TWO YEARS. That will be £24,000 donated in Stephens Foundation’s first two years of existence.
Anyone is eligible to apply, and provided the donation request falls within the above categories, every application will be considered carefully. Applications can be made here.
That £1000 a month may be given to one single cause, or split between 2, 5 or 10 worthy causes! Whatever the Foundation deems best to ensure maximum benefit to our local communities