Educational Programs Funded by the Thoma Foundation's "Bold Initiatives" Grant

Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland

The Thoma Foundation is proud to provide lead support for the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (moCa)’s new OPEN HOUSE initiatives. These initiatives embody the values of diversity, inclusion, and accessibility, and aim to make the museum more welcoming and collaborative for all audiences.


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.

Questions about our grant opportunities should be sent to All grant requests and Letters of Inquiry must be submitted through SlideRoom.

*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.