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Lilly Endowment Elects John Lechleiter to Board
John Lechleiter, former chairman, president and CEO of Eli Lilly and Company, has been elected to Lilly Endowment's Board of Directors. He joins the board effective December 1, 2018
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GIFT Initiative to Strengthen Indiana Community Foundations
Lilly Endowment is launching the seventh phase of its Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow initiative (GIFT VII), allocating $125 million to help Indiana community foundations strengthen the towns, cities and counties they serve.
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Thriving in Ministry Grants to Help Pastors in Congregational Ministry
Through Thriving in Ministry, the Endowment has approved nearly $70 million in grants to 78 organizations across the United States to help support pastors in congregational ministry.
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Endowment Makes Second Round of Indiana K-12 School Counseling Grants
Lilly Endowment makes grants to strengthen counseling efforts for Indiana K-12 students. Schools in 49 of Indiana's 92 counties are now part of the Endowment's initiative to help improve school counseling.
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Endowment Issues 2017 Annual Report - Toward a Meaningful Future
June 25, 2018: Lilly Endowment's annual report highlights its founders’ belief that philanthropy at its best helps individuals live lives of meaning, encourages self-reliance, and nurtures their capacity to care for others and serve their communities.
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Fellowship Program Asks Indiana Educators to Dream Big
May 10, 2018: Lilly Endowment invites Indiana K-12 teachers, principals, school counselors and media specialists to explore the Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program.
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Endowment Elects Robert L. Smith as Vice President for Community Development
Mar. 28, 2018: Lilly Endowment announces that Robert L. Smith has been elected the Endowment’s vice president for community development. Smith succeeds Wallace “Ace” Yakey, Jr., retiring from the Endowment on June 30.
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16 Tech Announces Grant to Support Indianapolis Innovation District
March 22, 2018: The 16 Tech Community Corporation announced today a $38 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. that will help fund the initial development phase of the 16 Tech Innovation Community on the near northwest side of Indianapolis.
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Endowment Names New Program Director
February 12, 2018: Lilly Endowment has named Brent Lee a new program director in community development.
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Lilly Endowment Names 2018 Teacher Creativity Fellows
Now in its 31st year, Teacher Creativity Fellowships in 2018 are honoring 100 Indiana teachers, principals, school counselors, media specialists and librarians.
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Grants to Strengthen Agencies' Financial Sustainability
Jan. 8, 2018: Lilly Endowment 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 – all based in central Indiana – to enhance their long-term sustainability.
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Initiative to Strengthen Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation
Jan. 4, 2018: Through a new initiative, Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation, the Endowment is encouraging ideas that uplift the unique and important role that arts and cultural organizations play in building strong communities.
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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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Publications

Outreach, a faith-based organization that helps homeless teenagers and young adults, is breaking ground on a new building. A $1.275 million grant from Lilly Endowment is helping Outreach with its $3 million campaign.

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