The United Thank Offering (UTO) program, established by the women of the Episcopal Church in 1889, invites Episcopalians to make financial donations in a spirit of gratitude and uses these donations to fund grants for new ministries around the church.
ProGente Connections receives UTO grant to sustain ministry
In October 2020, ProGente Connections, an ecumenical coalition of Brazilian immigrant and American churches, based at St. Andrew’s Church in Framingham, received an Episcopal Church United Thank Offering grant of $25,000 to help sustain its programs. ProGente Connections recently launched an online program for people with teaching credentials from Brazil to secure Massachusetts teaching credentials, and the UTO grant will help fund the salary of ProGente Connections' program director, Raquel Riberti-Bill.
Grant applications must be reviewed at the diocesan level before being submitted to the UTO board.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects, the United Thank Offering (UTO) grants process is different this year. To respond to COVID-19-related needs quickly, the UTO will be distributing grants in two rounds, the first ending in October 2020 and the second in April 2021. The diocesan screening committee asks to receive completed proposals for the second round by Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, in care of Martha Gardner (contact information below). Find application materials here.
For more information
For more information about the UTO, visit www.episcopalchurch.org/uto.
Questions may be directed to Martha Gardner, Missioner for Networking and Formation, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-482-4826, ext. 403 or diocesan UTO coordinator Betty Murray at email@example.com or 617-332-5939.