Grants & Awards


Posted: January 11, 2022

Interview with Southern Summit Videographer Mario Valencia

In November 2021, the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation gathered fellow funders, nonprofit leaders, civic leaders, and educational stakeholders in Las Cruces, New Mexico for the New Mexico Education Funders Southern Summit. ...

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Posted: January 11, 2022

January 2022 Education Grantee Updates

As we look to expand our education-related grant offerings in 2022, we are excited to share updates from a selection of current grantees in this category.  Amarillo College In October, Amarillo College ...

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Posted: November 10, 2021

Thoma Foundation Supports Innovative Work-Based Learning at Amarillo College with $1 Million Grant

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation is excited to announce a $1 million grant to Amarillo College. This grant—the largest the Foundation has made to date—will support the Texas community college’s innovative Adams Earn & Learn Program, a multiyear effort to accelerate work-based learning in the Texas Panhandle region. The pilot program will create a proof of concept for healthcare and STEM programs with the long-term goal of expanding work-based learning opportunities into all program areas. The Thoma Foundation grant will support coordinators for the program, stipends for STEM and healthcare students, and project evaluation.

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Posted: August 4, 2021

Thoma Foundation receives grant for scientific analysis of Bolivian copper artworks

Eight Bolivian copper artworks will soon come out of storage at the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation and go beneath a microscope to help materials scientists unravel the secrets of their unknown ...

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Posted: July 7, 2021

Announcing the 2021–22 Marilynn Thoma Fellows and Research Award Winners in Art of the Spanish Americas

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation will award nearly $160,000 in fellowships and grants to support scholarship on the art of the Spanish Americas. This year, the Foundation is pleased to award three scholars whose work advances our knowledge of mural painting, conventual art, and portable altars in early modern South America. Now in their third year, the Marilynn Thoma Fellowships and Research & Travel Awards are the only unrestricted research funding in the United States devoted exclusively to the field of art of the Spanish Americas.

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Posted: June 9, 2021

Thoma Foundation’s 2021 Digital Changemakers Announced

$500,000 to Improve Technology in the Cultural Sector The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation is thrilled to announce the recipients of the inaugural Digital Changemaker Grant, an initiative to support medium-sized cultural organizations reimagining the role and use of technology in achieving their missions. The Digital Changemaker Grant will support five cultural organizations with grants of $100,000 each based on the merits of their application proposals: Asia Society Texas Center, Flagstaff Arts Council, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and Snow City Arts.

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Posted: April 28, 2021

2020 Annual Report from the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation

2020 was a year of change. A global pandemic, social and political upheaval, and suddenly life seemed to change overnight. Equity, access, and opportunity became our keywords for measurable success and our ...

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Posted: March 3, 2021

Thoma Equity Grant Builds the Capacity of Enterprising Nonprofits at the Intersection of Arts, Education, and Community

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation announces the Thoma Equity Grants, building partnerships that improve the lives of young people in rural and under-resourced areas of New Mexico. The Thoma Equity Grant supports ...

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Posted: December 29, 2020

Building the Future of Northern New Mexico: Grant-funded Partnership Converts Casino to Classroom

The Foundation has partnered with Moving Arts Española (MAE) in a new grant initiative supporting the renovation of the former Ohkay Owingeh casino dome to serve the youth and teens of the ...

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Posted: November 20, 2020

Announcing the Digital Changemaker Grant Funding Cultural Digital Engagement

We are pleased to announce a new grant opportunity. The Digital Changemaker Grant will support initiatives that reimagine the use of technology in cultural organizations. Grants will be awarded to small and midsize organizations in Arizona, Illinois, ...

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