The Bonhomme Foundation

 
 

Creating a Lasting Legacy for Generations to Come

 
The Bonhomme Foundation is an independent entity formed to manage an endowment fund for the ongoing benefit of Bonhomme and its mission partners. Based on history and past experience, it is anticipated that the interest and principal from gifts received today will still be benefiting the Church and its mission programs as long as 100 years from now!
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Our Mission

 
The Mission of the Foundation is to provide an opportunity for members and friends of Bonhomme Church to make gifts to a permanently endowed fund to support Bonhomme’s Mission of “Growing Disciples of Jesus.” The Foundation is a not-for-profit Corporation comprised of members of Bonhomme Church.
 
The Foundation is governed by a nine-person Board of Trustees serving staggered three-year terms and elected in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Church in February. The Trustees are required to be ordained Elders or Deacons of Bonhomme, not currently serving on the Session, and serve without compensation. The Foundation has been approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a Section 501(c)(3) organization, and gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible.
 
For Bonhomme Foundation statement of purpose and policies click here.
 

Bonhomme Presbyterian Church Foundation Grants

The Bonhomme Foundation accepts grant submissions for projects of ministries not funded by the Bonhomme operating budget. The 2020 deadline is March 15. If you have any questions, please contact Stefan Bledig.
 

Apply for Grant

How do I Give?

You can participate in the Bonhomme Foundation through the following channels:
 
  • Inclusions in a will or trust
  • Cash gifts
  • “Transfer on Death” designations
  • Stocks, bonds and mutual funds
  • Retirement accounts
  • Testamentary bequests
  • Charitable remainder trust
  • Life insurance policies
  • Gift annuities
  • Birthday or anniversary gifts
 
To make a contribution to the Bonhomme Foundation, please ensure that your gift includes the following wording: Bonhomme Church Foundation.
 
For those contributions [such as birthday or anniversary gifts] that go directly to the church, please use the church mailbox [labeled Deanna Simpson, Accountant] located in Kilby Commons behind the Information Desk, or you can directly send it to Bonhomme: 14820 Conway Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017.
 

2020 Bonhomme Foundation Grant Recipients

 

The Board of Trustees reviewed applications and prayerfully came to the decisions.

Annually a portion of the endowment fund is distributed to missions and ministries that spread the Gospel and care for the less fortunate. The Board of Trustees wishes to thank the many people who have generously given to the Foundation. To make a contribution to the Bonhomme Foundation, please make sure your gift includes the following wording: Bonhomme Church Foundation. We are encouraged to announce the 2020 Grant Award winners: 
  • Mothers of Preschoolers (Bonhomme MOPS)  encourages and equips mothers to realize their potential as mothers, women, and leaders in relationship with Jesus.  
  • InsideOut Prison Ministry provides adequate resources  and ministry for men and women inside local jails who are soon to be released. Bridging the gap between release and employment, stable housing, and/or transportation.  
  • All Nations help refugees and immigrants of all ages finish school, start a business or develop true fluency. Through these activities and others, they provide an expression of the love and message of Jesus to the many legal immigrants and refugees who resettle in the St. Louis area.  
BONHOMME MOPS