2018 United Thank Offering Grants


United Thank Offering, UTO, known worldwide is one of the oldest ministries of the Episcopal Church – say prayers of thanks for blessings and put coins in the blue box. All offerings come out of the blue box as grants.

Applications are now available for the 2018 United Thank Offering grants. UTO is inviting all churches in the Diocese to embrace the JESUS movement to heal racial divisions within parishes and dioceses and to work toward “Becoming Beloved Communities. This is the focus for the grants.

United Thank Offering will accept grant applications for:
*Start-up costs of a new ministry not a continuance to the existing program
*Seed money for start-up positions either full or part-time for a new ministry

United Thank Offering will not fund:

  • Project site /programs for two consecutive years
  • Capital campaigns or debt reductions
  • Deferred maintenance (repairs or upgrades to the physical plant or facility must be tied to the specific ministry or project of the current application)

Applications, guidelines and helpful hints are available on line to assist you with the writing of the grant – go to United Thank Offering 2018 Grants.

Applications are due in the Diocesan office on or before February 16, 2018, send to Kristenk@diopa.org.  Contact Betty Berry-Holmes UTO Coordinator ASAP if you are interested in submitting an application: eberryholmes@aol.com.