The Thomas Munson Foundation is a not-for-profit family organization of the descendants of Thomas Munson (1612 – 1685) who established the family in the American colonies. The Foundation was incorporated in 1984 under the laws of the State of Michigan.
PURPOSES OF THE FOUNDATION
- GENEALOGY – To research the history and growth of the Thomas Munson family for the purposes of publishing genealogical data and other family records and of identifying candidates eligible for scholarship awards.
- SCHOLARSHIP – To encourage and promote education through scholarships to qualifying students who are lineal descendants of a signatory of the Fundamental Agreement (1639) of New Haven colony or their legally adopted children. Awarded scholarship funds are given directly to the university, college, or vocational institution to which the student has enrolled and been accepted, to pay for educational expenses.
- RECOGNITION – To provide a medium for recognition of achievements of descendants of Thomas Munson.
- HISTORICAL INTERESTS – To assist any organization(s) engaged in the collection, restoration, or preservation of artifacts, documents, memorabilia, monuments, buildings, or land sites of historical interest to the citizens of the United States.
- IDEALS and VALUES – To further knowledge and understanding of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States and the values and ideals expressed in these documents.
- FINANCIAL SUPPORT – To solicit and receive funds and property to be used for these purposes.
- PRESERVATION – To preserve family documents and other historic materials for use by present and future family researchers. The TMF and TMFSF, Inc. archive is deposited with and maintained by the New Haven Museum and Historical Society (NHMHS) at New Haven CT.