In 2006, the International Talent Hunt Committee of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. saw a need for additional financial support for students in the fine arts. They determined that a nonprofit organization could provide the vehicle required to garner the necessary support. After much discussion, in 2014, the International Talent Hunt Foundation (ITHF) was founded and organized exclusively for charitable, economic, and educational purposes, but without limitations to serve as a publicly supported, exempt organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 2006.