Nonprofit Organization Grantees

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation provides grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations whose innovative projects and original ideas will advance scholarship, education, and public engagement in the arts. Learn more about our previous nonprofit grantees below. 

Interested in applying on behalf of a nonprofit organization? Inquiries about our grant opportunities should be sent to grants@thomafoundation.org. All grant requests must be submitted online through our online grants portal.

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Education
Nonprofit Organization Grantees
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Collegiate Edu-Nation

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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Education
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Empower Schools

Empower Schools is a national nonprofit that partners with educators and communities to build sustainable solutions for students and schools. Since 2018, Empower Schools has worked at the state, district, network, and ...

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Education
Nonprofit Organization Grantees
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rootEd Alliance

rootEd Alliance launched in 2018 to improve postsecondary outcomes for students in rural America, partnering with local and national organizations working to meaningfully provide advice, exposure and access to financial resources, so ...

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Exhibitions
Nonprofit Organization Grantees

I’ll Be Your Mirror: Art and the Influence of Digital Technology

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth has been awarded a grant and artwork loans for I’ll Be Your Mirror: Art and the Influence of Digital Technology. The exhibition surveys more than ...

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Exhibitions
Nonprofit Organization Grantees

Dara Birnbaum: Reaction

The Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College (Annadale-on-Hudson, NY) has been awarded a grant to support Dara Birnbaum: Reaction. The exhibition will be on view from June 25 to November 27, 2022. Reaction ...

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Exhibitions
Nonprofit Organization Grantees

Sums & Differences

The Listasafn Árnesinga Museum (Hveragerði, Iceland) has been awarded an exhibition grant and artwork loans for Sums & Differences. The exhibition will be on view September 17 – December 18, 2022. The ...

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Exhibitions
Nonprofit Organization Grantees

Jeffrey Gibson: The Body Electric

In 2022, the Thoma Foundation awarded SITE Santa Fe a grant in support of the community engagement and programming for the exhibition Jeffrey Gibson: The Body Electric. The exhibition is on view ...

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Education
Nonprofit Organization Grantees
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Golden Apple

Golden Apple Foundation is a proven model that works in support of teacher training, mentoring, and retention in Illinois. In 2022, a grant from the Thoma Foundation helped fund Golden Apple’s expansion ...

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Building Capacity: Arts & Community
Education
Nonprofit Organization Grantees
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MASS Design Group

MASS Design Group was founded on the understanding that architecture’s influence reaches beyond individual buildings. MASS (Model of Architecture Serving Society) believes that architecture has a critical role to play in supporting ...

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Education
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Ngage New Mexico

Ngage New Mexico is the backbone organization behind the SUCCESS Partnership, a collective impact effort that represents a cross-sector of community partners who have come together to address education inequities in Doña ...

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