ThE THOMAS FOUNDATION FOCUSES ON four areas of support.
Interdisciplinary partnerships are crucial to the creative process. Building successful working groups is a challenging but often vital component of Thomas Foundation projects.
The Thomas Foundation recognizes a universal right to participate in the creation of culture and to access the world’s cultural patrimony. Cultural institutions, artists, and creative individuals can play an important role in teaching, inventing, and expressing shared beliefs.
New ideas have the power to transform communities, but they can also challenge existing norms, customs, and institutions in challenging and even disruptive ways. The Tomas Foundation actively strives to foster broad-based community engagement in the creative process.
The Thomas Foundation supports a variety of social enterprises that draw on local knowledge to provide innovative solutions to community problems. We regard entrepreneurship as a means to align individual incentives with social objectives and to both reward success and expand its benefits.
The Thomas Foundation considers the holistic development of people and communities, not just ideas or projects. We seek to enable extraordinary people to assume leadership roles as entrepreneurs, artists, and teachers.