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2017 United Thank Offering grant applications now accepted

December 5, 2016

Applications are now accepted for the 2017 United Thank Offering grants.  The application forms are available here.

The focus for the 2017 United Thank Offering grants is Evangelism – Reconciliation: Following Jesus’ way of creating loving, liberating, and life-giving relationships with God, each other, and all creation.

“This is the Jesus Movement and the United Thank Offering is a part of the Jesus Movement,” commented Sandra K. Squires, Ed.D., United Thank Offering Board President. “Join us as the United Thank Offering continues its tradition of thankfulness by awarding grants for 2017.”

Known worldwide as UTO, the United Thank Offering grants are awarded for projects that address human needs and help alleviate poverty, both domestically and internationally in the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. United Thank Offering was founded to support innovative mission and ministry that the Episcopal Church budget has not yet expanded to fund and to promote thankfulness and mission in the whole Church.  The funds are not permitted for the continuation of ongoing ministries.

Detailed guidelines for applying for the grants are here. The deadline is 5 pm Eastern on March 3, 2017.

The list of allowable and projects not eligible are listed here.

Important notes

The guidelines in detail are available here.

Please note:

The United Thank Offering will accept:

  • grant applications for start-up costs of a new ministry.
  • one grant application per diocese within The Episcopal Church;
  • one additional application for a companion grant from a diocese of The Episcopal Church may be submitted. This relationship may be formed with an aided diocese from The Episcopal Church or with a diocese from The Anglican Communion. The sponsoring bishop with jurisdiction will be responsible for the accounting of the grant.

For more information about guidelines and applications, contact the Rev. Heather Melton, Missioner for United Thank Offering.

Nancy Cox Davidge
Public Affairs Officer