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.
For over 125 years, the United Thank Offering has supported mission and ministry in The Episcopal Church over and above the General Convention budget. UTO is now overseen by a Board and supported by the work of Parish Coordinators and Providence Representatives.
The tokens of gratitude from throughout the Church are collected together in parishes and in dioceses, often blessed in Eucharists, before being forwarded onto the UTO Board to grant out to worthy ministries. Ingatherings are great events. Find out all you need to know to host your own here.
100% of the money given to UTO is granted back out into The Episcopal Church through grants. Find the archive of all grants for the last 127 years, as well as information on our upcoming granting cycles.