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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Exhibitions
Nonprofit Organization Grantees

Bold Abstractions: Paintings from the Thoma Collection

This major exhibition explores new forms of abstract painting from the 1960s, following the heyday of Abstract Expressionism. Highlighting color-based, geometric, and perceptual experiments, this selection of works from the Carl & ...

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Exhibitions
Nonprofit Organization Grantees

Uncanny Valley: Being Human in the Age of AI

In today’s AI-driven world, increasingly organized and shaped by algorithms that track, collect, and evaluate our data, the question of what it means to be human has shifted. Uncanny Valley is the ...

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Education
Nonprofit Organization Grantees

College Art Association’s Annual Conference Pay-as-you-Wish Program

The Thoma Foundation is proud to support College Art Association (CAA)’s Annual Conference in Chicago by providing a Pay-as-You-Wish day on Friday, February 14. Pay-as-You-Wish day enables the general public to pay a suggested ...

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Awards & Fellowship Recipients
Nonprofit Organization Grantees

Chicago Artist Coalition ENVISION Grant

Launched in 2020, the new ENVISION Grant program is an unrestricted award opportunity for Chicago-based new media artists making time-based work in the fields of digital, electronic, computer, internet, virtual reality, and ...

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Exhibitions
Nonprofit Organization Grantees

Currents New Media Festival 2016

CURRENTS NEW MEDIA provides the community with opportunities to experience New Media Arts in traditional venues, public and outdoor spaces. Over 9,000 visitors attended festival events in 2019. The Festival is enjoyed ...

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Exhibitions
Nonprofit Organization Grantees
Publication Recipients

Mabel Dodge Luhan & Company: American Moderns and the West

Mabel Dodge Luhan & Company: American Moderns and The West is a traveling exhibition organized by the Harwood Museum of Art that focuses on the life and times of one of the ...

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Education
Nonprofit Organization Grantees

Carl & Marilynn Thoma Associate Curatorship of Spanish Colonial Art

The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin and The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation announce the establishment of the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Associate Curatorship of Spanish Colonial ...

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Exhibitions
Nonprofit Organization Grantees
Publication Recipients

With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972-1985

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation is proud to provide major support for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles’ upcoming exhibit With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972-1985, ...

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Education
Nonprofit Organization Grantees

Endowed Position: Marilynn Thoma Associate Curator, Art of the Spanish Americas

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation is proud to announce a $2 million permanent endowment for a curatorial position devoted to art of the Spanish Americas at the Blanton Museum of ...

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Bold Initiatives Grantees
Nonprofit Organization Grantees

Inaugural Bold Initiatives Grant for OPEN HOUSE Initiative

The Thoma Foundation is proud to provide lead support for the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (moCa)’s new OPEN HOUSE initiatives. These initiatives embody the values of diversity, inclusion, and accessibility, and ...

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