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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.