Grant Programs

Collections-Related Grants

Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965–2018, Whitney Museum of American Art

The Carl & Marilynn Foundation provides a variety of grants related to our art collections for individuals and nonprofits. Through these programs, we seek to heighten public interest and awareness, fuel innovative scholarship, and promote dynamic partnerships in the fields of art and art history.

Explore Our Collections

We accept letters of inquiry on a rolling basis for bold proposals that align with this mission. 501(c)(3) organizations, fiscally sponsored organizations, and university departments are welcome to apply. 

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In addition to our nonprofit grants, the Foundation runs several fellowship programs for individuals related to our Art of the Spanish Americas collections. 

Art of the Spanish Americas: Individual Awards

Previous Award Recipients


Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965–2018, Whitney Museum of American Art

Education, Art, and Community

Beyond grants related to our collections, the Foundation supports diverse initiatives at the intersection of art, education, and community.

Our Digital Changemaker and Bold Initiatives Grants have sparked innovation in arts & cultural organizations, challenging the status quo by questioning the way institutions relate to their audiences and communities.

Digital Changemaker

Bold Initiatives

Starting in 2020, the Thoma Foundation began making grants to educational institutions and nonprofit organizations within our target states (AZ, NM, OK, and TX) with the goal of improving the opportunities afforded to young people in nonmetro and rural areas. These grants are currently available by invitation only and we are not accepting unsolicited letters of inquiry in this category. Read more about Previous Recipients of education-related grants here.

Previous Education Recipients

As we learn more and build out our education grantmaking, our grants team is always busy reading, researching, and surveying the field. Read more about our evolving work here: 

Grants Research Page

More About Our Grants Programs

What kind of initiatives have received funding? To learn more about our past recipients, please visit the link below.

Get in touch with our team to learn more about any of our grant programs.