About the Thomas R. Brown Foundations

The Thomas R. Brown Foundations of Tucson are dedicated to advancing solutions to community problems through strategic grants, research, and policy analysis in four principal focus areas—research and education, workforce development, civic leadership, and economics education.

The philosophy and objectives of the Foundations are derived from the life and accomplishments of its founder and benefactor, Thomas Rush Brown, Jr., co-founder of Burr-Brown Research Corporation in Tucson that grew to be a multi-billion-dollar semiconductor firm. Brown died in 2002.

The Thomas R. Brown Foundations provides financial support for the Flinn-Brown Fellowship, which offers unparalleled learning through the Flinn-Brown Academy, skill-building workshops, and an annual convention.