United Thank Offering

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.

Grant applications must be reviewed at the diocesan level before being submitted to the UTO board. 

Young Adult and Seminarian Grants

Kevin Neil Courtesy Photo Kevin Neil Rowan Larson Courtesy Photo Rowan Larson


UTO Young Adult and Seminarian Grants for 2020 (see www.episcopalchurch.org/uto-young-adult-and-seminarian-grants) focused on “Holy Gifts: Bringing together our blessings and gifts to breathe love, liberation and life into our communities.”  


Read more about 2020 Diocese of Massachusetts recipients Rowan Larson and Kevin Neil and their projects here.


Annual Grants

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 receive completed proposals by Friday, July 31, both 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 mgardner@diomass.org or 617-482-4826, ext. 403 or diocesan UTO coordinator Betty Murray at eg.murray102@gmail.com or 617-332-5939.