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$8 million Lilly Endowment grant to help support new youth center at Eastern...
As part of the Endowment's Enhancing Opportunity in Indianapolis initiative, an $8.1 million grant was awarded to Eastern Star Church to help create a nearly 57,000-square-foot community center, which will offer a variety of youth resources and programming for the Arlington Woods community.
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Pandemic changed Connecticut’s religious services in ways some pastors and...
Like clergy across the globe, Father Jeffrey Romans of Cheshire learned last year how to conduct worship services by camera, lead theological classes on Zoom or Facebook, and do pastoral counseling by phone.
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Lilly Endowment grant helps Center for Leadership Development open satellite...
With support from an $11.6 million grant, the Center for Leadership Development (CLD) will expand to open satellite and in-school locations. The new locations will serve as an extension of the main CLD campus and will provide educational services and character development programming for Black youth in high-crime areas.
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Grants Will Support Efforts to Address Poverty in Indianapolis
Lilly Endowment is making Enhancing Opportunity in Indianapolis 28 grants totaling $93.6 million to help individuals and families make progress toward lasting economic self-sufficiency.
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Indiana Colleges and Universities Receive Funding to Prepare for the Future
A new round of grants will fund work at 16 Indiana schools to address priorities that have the potential to make the most impact on strengthening institutional vitality and the education of students.
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Lilly Endowment Names Clarence Crain to Its Board
Clarence Crain is a longtime Indianapolis community leader and former Endowment program director in the education division.
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New Grants Help Indiana Communities Address Ongoing Effects of the Pandemic
As Indiana communities continue to face the effects of COVID-19, Lilly Endowment has made new grants totaling $16.75 million to Indiana United Ways and United Way of Central Indiana.
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COVID-19 Relief to Churches and Grassroots Organizations
New Direction Church is one of many organizations that has received Lilly Endowment grants to support their efforts to help people who are most deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song
The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song is an intimate four-hour series from Henry Louis Gates, Jr. that explores the 400-year-old story of the Black church in America, the changing nature of worship spaces, and the men and women who shepherded them from the pulpit, the choir loft and church pews.
The Mind Trust receives $3.45 million from Lilly Endowment to support growth...
The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit, today announced it has received $3.45 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. to support Teach For America Indianapolis and TNTP’s Indianapolis Teaching Fellows, which recruit, develop, and retain high-quality, diverse teachers for public schools in Indianapolis.
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Indianapolis Zoo and IUCN SSC Announce International Team for the New Global...
With a grant from Lilly Endowment, the Global Center advances the Zoo’s efforts to make Indianapolis one of the world’s most conservation-literate cities.
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Lilly Endowment Honors 101 Indiana Educators with Teacher Creativity...
Through the Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowships, 101 educators from across Indiana will receive grants so they can renew their own curiosity and deepen personal and professional development.
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Updates on Lilly Endowment Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

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2019 Annual Report: Collaboration

Lilly Endowment’s 2019 annual report reflects a belief in the power and potential of collaboration to address societal challenges and further important causes in its three areas of grantmaking as established by its founders: religion, education and community development.

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