Through our Foundation for Outreach and our Endowment, Saint Boniface plays an important role in Christ’s ministry in the world. 
Grants awarded since 1996 -- over a half million-- have enabled this parish to reach people and projects in our community and far beyond working to lift up the least among us.  Projects have ranged from seminarian scholarships, 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 eight local organizations addressing homelessness, hunger and child safety -- areas of concern based on parishioners' response to our survey.  The organizations are: All Faiths Food Bank, Brothers and Sisters Doing the Right Thing, Family Promise of Sarasota, Guardian ad Litem, Meals on Wheels, Operation Jabez, Resurrection House, the St. Boniface Preschool and Take Stock in Children.  Internationally, they support Solar Circle, improving the health, safety and productivity of the Masasi villagers in Tanzania through their barter-system solar powered ovens and lamps.  They also support, El Hogar, which provides desparately poor children in Honduras with a nurturing enviroment, education and marketable trade.
Our application deadline is closed for 2016.  Please watch this space for our 2017 grant application deadline. 
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.
To see past grant recipients 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 Suzanne Gregory.
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.