United Thank Offering Grants

Funding for innovative mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and The Anglican Communion.

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.

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.

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. 

The UTO grant focus for 2024 will be on “the stranger” Jesus mentions, offering welcome and inclusivity. 

Grant Reporting

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!

St. Stephen’s Youth Programs – St. Stephen’s has received multiple UTO grants throughout the years to promote equity in education, employment, and opportunity through long-term relationships with youth, their families, and their communities.

Progente Connections – Progente Connections received a UTO grant to start Orientation to American Culture: An ecumenical coalition of Brazilian immigrant and American churches will launch a new educational effort to complement a well-received English instruction program. 

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