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Enhancing Opportunity in Indianapolis is a Lilly Endowment initiative designed to help individuals and families facing complex and varied challenges associated with poverty make progress toward lasting economic self-sufficiency. Through this initiative, the Endowment awarded grants totaling $93.6 million to support highly-collaborative projects.
Grants were awarded to 28 Indianapolis-based organizations that are working with a wide variety of community partners and local employers. View the grants list here.
The Endowment launched Enhancing Opportunity in 2019, inviting organizations to propose ideas for new projects or how to strengthen existing efforts that could:
Although the Endowment acknowledges that the efforts funded through this initiative will not end poverty in Indianapolis, it does hope that they will help put thousands of Indianapolis residents on the path to self-sufficiency.
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