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Community Responsibility

When we share the gifts of time, talent and resources, the ripple effect is unstoppable. At Stearns Bank, a commitment to community responsibility drives us to give back.

Sharing Time And Talent

With paid volunteer time, we make it easy for employees to share their gifts with others and support causes they value.

A strong tradition of supporting community causes keeps us committed to social responsibility. We believe that we only succeed when everyone succeeds.

We are dedicated to social responsibility through these worthy causes:

  • American Red Cross
  • Anna Marie’s Alliance
  • Area school districts
  • Area food shelves
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota
  • Catholic Charities
  • Central Minnesota Community Foundation
  • Habitat For Humanity
  • Suncoast Blood Bank of Florida
  • United Way
  • And many more!


Stearns Bank volunteer for Habitat for Humanity

Partnering With Worthy Causes

Our employees have thoughtfully partnered with two incredible organizations, each making a positive impact today for a brighter tomorrow: United Way (nationwide) and Anna Marie’s Alliance (St. Cloud, Minnesota). Through voluntary payroll deductions and an annual organization-wide fundraising campaign, we contribute funds and volunteer time to these worthy causes.


Stearns Bank Pay It Forward Program

The Stearns Bank Pay It Forward Program equips every employee with $25 cash and a mission: Pay It Forward. Since its inception in 2018, the program has yielded hundreds of examples of our employees taking positive action and affecting others with kindness and generosity.

Some Pay It Forward examples include:

  • Contributing to school lunch programs
  • Sending packages to military personnel
  • Purchasing a stranger’s fuel, groceries or coffee
  • Fulfilling needs shared on holiday giving trees
  • Supporting efforts of non-profit organizations
Sarah Christensen Pay It Forward