The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation recognizes the power of the arts to challenge and shift perceptions, spark creativity, and connect people across cultures. We lend and exhibit artworks from our collection and support pivotal initiatives in the arts. By supporting innovative programs at their earliest stages, the Foundation is dedicated to integrating art into the fiber of daily life.
The Foundation provides grants for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations whose innovative projects and original ideas will advance scholarship in the arts. We accept Letters of Inquiry on a rolling basis for bold proposals that align with our mission. Learn more about our grants application process by visiting our application page.
In addition to our grant-making, the Foundation runs three annual fellowship programs for individuals: the Arts Writing Award in Digital Art (by nomination only), the Marilynn Thoma Fellowship in Art of the Spanish Americas, and the Thoma Foundation Research and Travel Awards in Art of the Spanish Americas.
*Please note: The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation currently provides grants to 501(c)(3) organizations through the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation. The distribution of funding does not impact the application process.