Grants & Awards

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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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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