United Thank Offering

The United Thank Offering

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.

To learn more about how to participate in the United Thank Offering or to order materials to start the program in your congregation, please use the links below or send us an email. We are happy to help you get started.

2020 United Thank Offering Grants

The 2020 United Thank Offering grant application materials are now available. The focus of the 2020 UTO grants is Bless - share faith, practice generosity and compassion, and proclaim the Good News of God in Christ with hope and humility. The deadline for submission of a completed application (and required documents) is 5pm (EST) on Friday, March 6, 2020.

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2020 UTO Young Adult & Seminarian Grants

The United Thank Offering (UTO) Board is accepting applications for up to five Young Adult Grants and up to five Seminarian Grants for 2020. Grants will be up to $5,000 each to fund start-up costs for new projects. Applications and Bishop Endorsements are due Friday, February 7, 2020, at 5 p.m. Eastern Time.

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2018 UTO Annual Report

Because we believe that transparency and openness are essential to both our good governance and your engaged participation in UTO, we began publishing annual reports last year to show how much money we receive each year, where it comes from, where it goes, and what it accomplishes. Download and enjoy this report, knowing that UTO wouldn't be able to do this wonderful work without you.

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2020 Challenge Grant: Camino Project

Announcing the UTO Camino Challenge Grant! UTO will match up to $60,000 in donations to support the development and building of the Anglican Pilgrim Centre in Santiago, Spain, which will serve Protestant pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela--one of the oldest pilgrimage routes in Christianity.

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New UTO Distribution Center in Navajoland

UTO Boxes

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Please mail ingathering and Memorial Gift & Trust Fund checks to:

United Thank Offering
DFMS – Protestant Episcopal Church US
P.O. Box 958983
St. Louis, MO 63195-8983

For the street address to send funds via FedEx or UPS, please contact Heather Melton, Staff Officer, The United Thank Offering.  
Please make checks payable to “DFMS” with “UTO” in the memo line.
All funds must be received by December 13, 2019 for inclusion in the 2019 ingathering.

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We want to hear from you and share how UTO works in your church or how your grant project is going! Please send us your articles for our e-newsletter.


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Heather Melton, Staff Officer, The United Thank Offering