United Thank Offering Grants
Funding for innovative mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church.
How It Works
Once all of the thank offerings are collected, the UTO Board gives them away as grants. The thank offerings that you put into your Blue Box combine with others to fund innovative mission and ministry in The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. UTO grants often focus on urgent human needs – meaning your individual gratitude gift helps with racial reconciliation efforts, ending poverty, and much more.
Apply for a Grant
Over the next 3 years, The United Thank Offering, in the spirit of Matthew 25:36, will focus on areas of ministry that serve those who society has left out and left behind.
Therefore, the UTO grant focus for 2023 will be on innovative mission and ministry projects addressing all aspects of the worldwide incarceration crisis.
UTO Grants Through the Years
Since 1883, more than 5,300 grants have been awarded by UTO (for a total of $140 million) to support innovative mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion.
Once you have received a grant from the United Thank Offering, you will be asked to submit a mid-year report and a final report to keep us updated on your project. We also offer an opportunity to request an extension for your grant if it cannot be completed in accords with the initial timeline you provided.
Featured UTO Grant Sites
MANNA at The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Boston – MANNA received a UTO grant in 2021, with a focus on COVID Relief. MANNA, a community of and for the unhoused population of Boston, saw a change in their community population as a direct result of the pandemic. To better meet the needs their community, MANNA applied for a UTO grant to hire an intern. To learn more about the life-changing work of UTO, watch the video below!
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Please fill out this form if you are a new UTO Coordinator or if you are transitioning out of leadership.