Boniface Grant Buys a Van
This spring, the St. Boniface Grants & Outreach Committee recommended a $5,000 grant to Brothers and Sisters Doing the Right Thing, which serves the youth of Newtown with tutoring and mentoring programs. Read on for how this grant was put into action. Read More
Through our St. Boniface Endowment, St. Boniface Church plays an important role in carrying out Christ’s ministry in the world. 
Grants awarded since 1996 -- totalling over a $600,000 dollars-- have enabled this parish to reach people and projects in our community and far beyond that are working to lift up the least among us.  Projects have ranged from mentoring for youth in our community, to wells for clean water, to shelter for those with nowhere to call home, food for those unsure of where their next meal will come from, care for the sick and elderly, mission trips, and planting new churches.
Recently St. Boniface grants have aided organizations addressing homelessness, hunger and child safety.  Organizations we have supported include: All Faiths Food Bank, Brothers and Sisters Doing the Right Thing, Face of HopeFamily Promise of Sarasota, Guardian ad Litem, Jospeh's Storehouse, Manasota Operation Troop Support, Meals on Wheels, Resurrection House, Rise Against Hunger, Sarasota United for Responsibility and Equity (S.U.R.E.), Take Stock in Children and Visible Men Academy
The next deadline for grant applications is August 1. To learn more about grants, contact Helen Francis.
Funds for grants come from bequests and gifts.  To learn more about supporting outreach grants contact Betsie Danner.
For grant guidelines click here.
For an application form click here.
Our grants touch lives around the globe!
This Fall the Grants Committee continued its support to key community issues important to St. Boniface parishioners:  child protection, homelessness and hunger.  St. Boniface is pleased to continue its on-going support of the work of All Faiths Food Bank, Family Promise of Sarasota, Guardian ad Litem, Meals on Wheels, Resurrection House and Take Stock in Children.  In addition, we are happy to provide funding to Brothers and Sisters Doing the Right Thing, El Hogar, Operation Jabez, Brookside Middle School and the St. Boniface Preschool.
Grants are made possible thanks to parishioner bequests and outright gifts to the Endowment Fund.  For more information of such legacy giving, contact Betsie Danner.  For more information on grants application, contact Helen Francis.
The following is a excerpt of a note from Brothers and Sisters Doing the Right Thing in appreciation for supporting their special summer program.
August 2016
Dear People of St. Boniface,
This summer, teens who attended Brothers and Sisters Doing the Right Thing's Summer Program had an exceptional and very special treat! … Because of St. Boniface Church, this summer offered an exceptionally wonderful experience for these young people - a trip to visit one of America's finest black colleges - Bethune Cookman University in Daytona Beach.  Since 1943, the university has graduated more than 13,200 students who follow the school motto of "Enter to Learn, Depart to Serve."  Our youth enjoyed a guided tour that introduced them to the more than 37 fields of study …They learned that college educations can help them find employment in the fields of education, medicine, business, politics, government, science, religion, athletics and environmental studies.  Trips such as this are vital to introducing youth to the world outside their own environments.
THANK YOU, St. Boniface, for opening up the world to our young people!
Dee Webber
Brothers and Sisters Doing the Right Thing
St. Boniface is proud to support Brothers and Sisters Doing the Right Thing, a local program serving the youth in Newtown.