Grants & Awards


Posted: November 9, 2022

Introducing Moving Arts’ New Teen Space! 

The Thoma Foundation sends their congratulations to Moving Arts Española on both the opening of their new teen programming wing, Bowie’s Backstage, and Executive Director Salvador Ruiz’s naming as a UniVisionario. Two ...

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Posted: October 20, 2022

Thoma Foundation Awards $200,000 to Empower Schools

This two-year grant funds the pilot of the LeadRural Fellowship—a coordinated and intentional effort to identify, cultivate, and support rural leaders and to give those leaders the ideas, resources, network, and partners ...

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Posted: October 4, 2022

Thoma Foundation Awards $1 Million to Arizona Student Opportunity Collaborative

A three-year grant to Arizona Student Opportunity Collaborative will create access to high-quality, virtual college & career advising for rural students. The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation has awarded a $1 million ...

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Posted: September 15, 2022

Shifting Tides: Art in the 18th-Century Caribbean

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation has given a grant of $25,000 in support of Shifting Tides: Art in the 18th-Century Caribbean, a symposium and study day to be hosted at the Winterthur Museum in ...

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Posted: August 10, 2022

Thoma Foundation Supports Judd Foundation’s Library Project

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation has made a $60,000 grant to Judd Foundation in support of the Donald Judd Library Project, a digital preservation initiative that weds the deliberate categorization and ...

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Posted: August 8, 2022

Thoma Foundation Support for Education and the Arts in Southern NM Starts with $600,000

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation, a private family foundation with offices in Santa Fe and Chicago, has made its first grants to support educational and arts nonprofit organizations in southern New ...

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Posted: June 23, 2022

CEN Announces ​​$1M Grant to Rural HOPE from Thoma Foundation

Collegiate Edu-Nation (CEN) is a network of high-performing rural school districts in Texas that focuses on heightened college and career aspirations through continuous educational attainment and industry-related certifications. The CEN P-20 System ...

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Posted: June 14, 2022

Spotlight on Loans and Collection-Related Grants

The Collections team and Grants team at the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation have been working together closely this year to better align our Loans and Grants programs. We are continuing to refine our applicant procedures and guidelines while streamlining interdepartmental coordination. We encourage prospective applicants to subscribe to our newsletter (in the footer of this page) and to check back frequently on our Loans page and our Collection-Related Grants site.  In the meantime, we are proud to announce several recent Collections-Related exhibition grants that feature Thoma Collection loans.

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Posted: June 1, 2022

Announcing 2022 Grants for New Mexico

      Announcing 2022 Grants for New Mexico   Santa Fe, New Mexico   June 1, 2020  The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation is proud to announce the outcomes of our 2022 ...

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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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