United Thank Offering. Grants

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United Thank Offering. Grants


  • 1970-1980 (Creation)


7 cu.ft. (7 boxes)

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The United Thank Offering (UTO) began in 1889 as a special fund-raising initiative, organized by the Woman's Auxiliaries of each of the dioceses and missionary districts to support missionary work of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS). Since its inception, the UTO has been a form of grassroots, self-organized participation by women in a leadership role that is historically intertwined with the history of women and their role in the Episcopal Church.

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These records consist entirely of United Thank Offering grant files from the years 1973 to 1978, with a small amount of administrative records and correspondence extending before and after. The files include formal applications, support documents, status reports, and correspondence. The institutions reflected in these files include Episcopal parishes in the United States, Anglican parishes or dioceses abroad, ecumenical groups, and social welfare organizations. Common types of grant proposals include building projects, equipment and transportation purchases (especially for overseas dioceses), and budget support for childcare, health, and education programs associated with Episcopal dioceses.


Domestic Grants, 1973-1978
Overseas Grants, 1973-1978
Ecumenical and Miscellaneous Grants and Administrative Records, 1970-1978
Grants, 1976

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  • English

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