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New Initiative to Focus on Economic Self-Sufficiency in Indianapolis
Lilly Endowment Inc. is launching a new grant initiative, Enhancing Opportunity in Indianapolis, to encourage the creation and expansion of promising, collaborative strategies to help people in Indianapolis living in or near poverty make progress toward lasting economic self-sufficiency.
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$11.6 million Lilly Endowment grant to support Center for Leadership...
The $11.6 million Lilly Endowment grant to the Center for Leadership Development (CLD) will help the organization reach many more youth with expanded program offerings providing learning and developmental experiences.
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Details and Applications Available for Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal...
Details and application materials are available for the 2020 Lilly Endowment National Clergy Renewal Program and the 2020 Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Program for Indiana Congregations.
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Lilly Endowment Announces New Program Directors
Lilly Endowment Inc. has announced two new program directors for its community development and education divisions.
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Endowment Grant Supports First Global Center for Species Survival at...
With support from a $4 million Lilly Endowment grant, the Indianapolis Zoo will open the first Global Center for Species Survival in 2020, and serve as an international hub for species conservation efforts.
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Grants Will Help IU and Purdue Incorporate Ethics into Digital Technology...
Indiana University and Purdue University have received planning grants to explore how their students and faculty can become more aware of and better prepared to address the ethical challenges presented by fast-evolving digital technologies, especially in the context of artificial intelligence and Big Data management.
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Grant to Help Lilly Endowment Community Scholars Serve and Lead in Indiana...
A $1.05 million Endowment grant to Independent Colleges of Indiana will help Lilly scholars alumni and those Lilly scholars currently in college enhance their ability and commitment to help improve the quality of life in Indiana communities through the Lilly Scholar Network.
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$40 Million Lilly Endowment Grant to Impact STEM Students and Jobs
A $40 million Lilly Endowment grant to Purdue Research Foundation will help create Purdue’s Engineering and Polytechnic Gateway Complex, designed to meet the growing demand for STEM graduates ready to contribute to what is being called the fourth industrial revolution.
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Groundbreaking on Riverside Park Project
The Taggart Memorial Restoration & Amphitheater Groundbreaking Ceremony took place Monday, September 9 at Riverside Park as part of Lilly Endowment's Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation initiative.
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Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program
Deadlines to apply vary for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program, with some application periods closing soon. Find details with your home county’s community foundation.
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Lilly Endowment Makes New Grants to Save Historic Churches
August 7, 2019 - Lilly Endowment furthers its commitment to supporting congregations and preserving significant portions of America’s religious and cultural landscape, awarding nearly $15 million in grants to extend the National Fund for Sacred Places.
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Endowment Helps Wheeler Mission Expand Center for Women & Children
Wheeler Mission in Indianapolis has announced that a $3 million Lilly Endowment grant is helping Wheeler get closer to it $12 million capital campaign goal, which will fund expansion of the Center for Women & Children on the city’s eastside.
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Annual Report

The Endowment’s 2018 annual report highlights some of the imaginative approaches our grantees are taking to address societal challenges and further important causes in our three areas of grantmaking: religion, education and community development.

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Project Update: Third Space

Third Space, a project by Arts for Learning, launched in October 2019 with an installation by Indiana artist Jackie Head at West Newton Elementary. Third Space aims to bring museum-quality art installations to six public schools in Indianapolis and is designed to disrupt the traditional school environment and learning experience.

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