Bold Initiatives

In 2019 the Foundation launched Bold Initiatives, a matching grant program that provides seed capital to aid midsize institutions in taking the first step toward a long-term goal that will alter the fabric of the institution. This collaborative grant begins at the planning process and is allocated over the course of three years. The inaugural Bold Initiatives recipient was the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (moCa) for its OPEN HOUSE initiative. With this grant, the Foundation supports a museum-wide engagement team trained to support visitor experiences and a new Education Fellowship position dedicated to onsite engagement strategies.

Please email us at grants@thomafoundation.org to begin the discussion.