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Lilly Endowment Honors 100 Indiana Educators with Teacher Creativity Fellowships

INDIANAPOLIS – Throughout the school year, they inspire students to explore, inquire and become life-long learners. This summer, 100 of Indiana’s K-12 educators will have the opportunity to restore their own love of learning through the 2018 Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowships.

Now in its 31st year, the Endowment’s Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program gives teachers, principals, school counselors, and school media specialists and librarians financial support and encouragement to renew their commitment to the education profession. Each fellow will receive a $12,000 grant to support a project of personally and professionally fulfilling activities. Read the complete release here.

Grants to Strengthen Financial Sustainability of Agencies
Serving Persons with Disabilities and Vulnerable Children

INDIANAPOLIS – Lilly Endowment Inc. has approved $80 million in grants for seven human services agencies that help individuals with disabilities and three agencies that help vulnerable children and youth. The grants are designed to support the agencies – all based in central Indiana – as they enhance their long-term impact by building stronger financial futures.

Each agency will use most of its grant to establish an endowment or add to an existing endowment. Nine of the 10 agencies will use modest portions of their grants for additional efforts designed to strengthen their financial futures. These include upgrading technology, enhancing staff development, strengthening fundraising programs, and improving employee recruitment and retention efforts. Read the complete release here.

Initiative Seeks New Ideas to Strengthen Indianapolis Through Arts, Cultural Innovation

INDIANAPOLIS – Lilly Endowment Inc. is launching a new, competitive initiative, Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation, to encourage ideas that uplift the unique and important role that arts and cultural organizations and projects play in building strong communities. The Endowment will provide grants totaling up to $25 million.

Indiana-based public charities or governmental departments or agencies are eligible to apply. These include arts institutions, museums, zoos, schools, religious congregations, community centers, community foundations, and colleges and universities, among others. The majority of an applicant’s program or project must be implemented within Marion County. Read the complete release here.

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