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 innovative individuals and pivotal initiatives in the arts.
The Thoma 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 Spanish Colonial Art, and the Thoma Foundation Research and Travel Awards in Spanish Colonial Art.
*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.