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Celebrating 20 years of Lilly Endowment’s Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship...
Since 1999, the Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship Program (CRAF) has awarded more than $4 million to support local artists and art administrators. CRAF is a $10,000 grant providing time for professional and personal renewal.
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Lilly Endowment Launches 2020 Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program
Lilly Endowment announced its 33rd Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program (TCFP). This renewal program supports Indiana educators to take intentional time to explore new areas of interest and pursue their dreams and passions. Up to 100 grants, each totaling $12,000, will be awarded in 2020.
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Lilly Endowment grant to further advance South Bend-Elkhart regional...
The University of Notre Dame announced the award of a $42.4 million grant from Lilly Endowment to form the Labs for Industry Futures and Transformation (LIFT) Network, which aims to further advance the region as an economic leader in next-generation manufacturing, entrepreneurship, applied analytics and technology.
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$4.9 million Lilly Endowment grant to fund Global Religion Journalism...
Religion News Foundation (RNF), Religion News Service (RNS), The Associated Press (AP) and The Conversation announced the creation of the Global Religion Journalism Initiative, a joint effort to expand religion news reporting in the U.S. and around the world.
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"Eva: A-7063" An Auschwitz Survivor's Journey to Forgiveness and Healing
"Eva: A-7063" is a documentary that presents for the first time the full life of Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor. The film is by Ted Green and Mika Brown in partnership with WFYI, Indianapolis' PBS affiliate. PBS broadcasts began in April and nearly 1,000 are already scheduled.
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IU Receives $10.9 million grant from Lilly Endowment to Renovate...
Consistently regarded as one of the nation's top libraries for books and manuscripts of great importance, the Lilly Library was established in 1960 to house the extensive private library of Josiah K. Lilly Jr., one of Lilly Endowment's founders.
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Lilly Endowment Helps Support The Children's Museum's Mission Jurassic
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis announced their project Mission Jurassic, partially funded by a $9 million Lilly Endowment grant. The project supports a paleontological excavation of the "Jurassic Mile" in northern Wyoming and a museum expansion formed from specimens from the site.
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Lilly Endowment Grant to Create Hispanic Career Pathways Initiative
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) announced today the award of a $30.7 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. for the creation of the Hispanic Career Pathways Initiative (HCPI), a comprehensive program to help Hispanic students navigate each step of their path from college to career.
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2019 Materials for Clergy Renewal Programs are Now Available.
In the 2019 National and Indiana Clergy Renewal Programs, eligible congregations will be able to apply for grants of up to $50,000 each to support a renewal program for their pastor. Up to $15,000 of the grant may be used for congregational expenses associated with the renewal program.
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IPB News to Expand Statewide Coverage
IPB News will soon be expanding their statewide news coverage. More than $1.7 million in grant funding from Lilly Endowment Inc. and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting will support the independent, nonprofit newsroom to grow and sustain its coverage for years to come.
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Indiana Educators Honored With Renewal Grants
Lilly Endowment is honoring 100 Indiana educators through 2019 Teacher Creativity Fellowships. The grants are designed to encourage renewal for K-12 teachers, principals, school counselors and media specialists.
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Financial Sustainability Grants Help Human Services Agencies
Lilly Endowment is making grants to help 10 central Indiana human services organizations strengthen their long-term financial sustainability.
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Annual Report

Endowment efforts in 2017 reflected our commitment to strengthening relationships with organizations that are committed to education, community development and religion.

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Lilly Endowment announced its 33rd Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program (TCFP). This renewal program encourages new experiences, exploration and reflection to discover renewed energy and enthusiasm, spark innovative approaches to teaching and leading, and reveal thoughtful ways to enhance creativity in students and classrooms. Up to 100 grants, each totaling $12,000, will be awarded in 2020.

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