Apply for a United Thank Offering grant to support your congregation's ministry

Each congregation in Maine is welcome to submit a UTO grant application to fund ministry in your local community. Each diocese if invited to submit one diocesan-based application and one international application.  

utoAccess the instructions and forms for a 2015 United Thank Offering Grant Application here along with information about how to write grants. Two experienced Maine grant-writers have volunteered this year to help applicants refine their proposals and write compelling grants. Contact the Maine UTO Coordinator, Sherri Dietrich, (), with any questions.


The focus for the 2015 grants is Mark Four of the Anglican Marks of Mission: To transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation.


Important notes

The United Thank Offering will accept:

* 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.

The deadline for grant applications to the Diocesan Office is Monday, December 15. Each grant will be reviewed by the UTO Grants Committee and one will be recommended for submission to the UTO office.

If you have questions about the process, please contact Canon Heidi Shott at

Episcopal Diocese of Maine
143 State Street
Portland, Maine  04101
Att: UTO


Ms Sherri Dietrich, Diocesan Coordinator

Canon Heidi Shott, Diocesan Staff Liaison

The Mission of the United Thank Offering is to expand the circle of thankful people. To achieve this mission, we encourage daily prayers, offerings and awareness of the abundance of God's blessings. 
Suggested dates for Parish Ingatherings: The Fall Ingathering can be the Sunday closest to all Saints Day and the Spring Ingathering can be the Sunday following Ascension.




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