The United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through UTO, individuals are invited to embrace and deepen a personal daily spiritual discipline of gratitude. UTO encourages people to notice the good things that happen each day, give thanks to God for those blessings and make an offering for each blessing using a UTO Blue Box. UTO is entrusted to receive the offerings, and to distribute the 100% of what is collected to support innovative mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion.
100% of the money given to UTO is granted back out into The Episcopal Church through grants. Find the archive of all grants for the last 127 years, as well as information on our upcoming granting cycles.
The tokens of gratitude from throughout the Church are collected together, often blessed in Eucharists, and forwarded onto the UTO Board to grant out to worthy ministries. Ingatherings are great events. Find out all you need to know to host your own here.
In 2015, the United Thank Offering Board began an internship program for young women. This program supports the work of the United Thank Offering in addition to participating in the work of a local ministry. Our interns embody what Julia Chester Emery exemplified: outgoing; prayerful; hardworking; innovative and dedicated to mission.