November 08, 2013
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.
For 2013 The United Thank Offering of the Episcopal Church has awarded 48 grants for a total of $1,500,000+ for the mission and ministry of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. The grants were awarded to projects in 38 Episcopal Church dioceses, six international provinces and the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS) Mission offices.
The awarding of the 2013 grants focused on two (of the five) Anglican Marks of Mission: To respond to human need by loving service; and to seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation.
“Grants represented many needs in our world,” commented Barbi Tinder, United Thank Offering Board President. “The top 15 rated grants addressed the teaching of gardening and creative food preparation; providing for continuing clean water; providing wood for warmth during cold months; providing for many forms of special needs for children; creating buildings that built community.”
The United Thank Offering award funds are derived from the Ingatherings and contributions received through offerings from the well-known and easily recognizable UTO Blue Box.