The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation recognizes that the arts and education enhance lives and communities. We make art collection-related grants, as well as lending and exhibiting our own collection. We focus our education funding on the rural Southwest, primarily offering scholarships to students in the greater Texas panhandle. Through these giving programs, we strive to foster leadership, innovation, and equal opportunity.

Our Collections

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation collection includes over 1,600 works of art in four broad fields. The collection continues to grow, and work from the collection is displayed at our exhibition spaces in Santa Fe and Dallas and lent to exhibition venues around the world.

Dallas-Uptown Headquarters Now Open!

Our new Headquarters in the Dallas-Uptown area is now Open! We are thrilled to share our space with you by appointment.

“We collect to share with the public. The artworks we seek are pieces of history. We support initiatives and collect works of art that encourage reflection, demonstrate innovation, and encourage deeper questions.”

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Carl Thoma, Founder & President