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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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Endowment Supports INHP Efforts to Provide Affordable Housing Near New...
With support from a 2015 $26.6 million Lilly Endowment grant, Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership (INHP) is increasing efforts to strengthen affordable housing options along IndyGo’s new transit line.
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Welcoming Urban League to Indianapolis
Lilly Endowment is pleased to help support the 2019 National Urban League's annual conference, held this year in Indianapolis from July 24-27. This year's theme is "Getting 2 Equal: United Not Divided."
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Lilly Endowment Grant Supports Eiteljorg Museum's Acquisition of Native Art...
With support from a $2.83M Lilly Endowment grant, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art has acquired a major collection of historical Native American art from the Great Lakes region that will figure significantly into an extensive renovation of its Native galleries.
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Lilly Endowment Names New Program Director in Religion
The Rev. Verity A. Jones has joined Lilly Endowment as program director in the religion division.
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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: Taggart Memorial Mainstage Amphitheater

The Taggart Memorial Restoration & Amphitheater Groundbreaking Ceremony – highlighted in the video below – took place in early September 2019 at Riverside Park as part of Lilly Endowment’s Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation initiative. Find more projects’ updates here.

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