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Lilly Endowment is making grants to support 11 community foundations in Indiana as they embark on large-scale leadership efforts to strengthen the towns, cities and counties they serve. Totaling more than $33 million, the grants range from $250,000 to $5 million. They are being made through the competitive component of the seventh phase of the Endowment’s Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow initiative for Indiana’s community foundations, known as GIFT VII.
Explore the eleven large-scale GIFT VII grants spanning across Indiana's counties.
Grant funding will support the preservation, celebration and advancement of Columbus’ cultural heritage and
Grant funding will support the implementation of a comprehensive continuum of services addressing mental
health and addiction needs.
Grant funding will support efforts to revitalize and expand the Tolson Neighborhood Center, the centerpiece of a
cross-sector initiative to catalyze Elkhart County’s most income-distressed community.
Grant funding will support a comprehensive, cross-sector initiative addressing affordable housing, early childcare,
workforce development, and talent attraction and retention.
Grant funding will support the establishment of a drop-in substance-use-disorder engagement center in
downtown Kokomo and two satellite treatment locations in Clinton and Carroll counties to provide vital services
for those affected by addiction and other mental health challenges.
Grant funding will support efforts to increase accessibility to high-quality early childcare options in Jackson County. Read news release
Grant funding will support the Employer Resource Network, a program that will provide comprehensive social and supportive services to Johnson County’s ALICE population.
Grant funding will support the establishment of the Rush County REC Center, a community center in Rushville
offering comprehensive recreation, education and social service programs.
Grant funding will support the St. Joseph County 21st Century Scholar Success initiative led by a cross-sector group of local nonprofit, governmental, corporate and educational partners to combat generational poverty and enhance educational and career opportunities for low-income students.
Grant funding will support efforts to enhance local recreational and natural amenities. Read news release
Grant funding will support a cross-sector initiative in partnership with Whitley County Community Corrections, Mission 25, and Whitko Career Academy (pictured above), among others, to address mental health, addiction, recidivism, and workforce development needs in Whitley County.