Grants & Awards


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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Posted: October 21, 2020

Thoma Foundation Gift Creates Art of the Spanish Americas Appointment at UIC

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation has made a generous gift to the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts (CADA). This gift will create a ...

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Posted: July 10, 2020

Announcing the 2020–21 Marilynn Thoma Fellows and Research Award Winners in Art of the Spanish Americas

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation will award over $125,000 in fellowships and research grants to support scholarship on the art of the Spanish Americas. This year, we are pleased to ...

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Posted: July 7, 2020

Interview with Katherine Mills, 2020–21 Marilynn Thoma Pre-Doctoral Fellow

The Foundation is proud to announce that Katherine Mills (PhD Candidate in the History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University) has been awarded the 2020–21 Marilynn Thoma pre-doctoral fellowship in art of the ...

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