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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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Art & Soul 2021
In partnership with WISH-TV in Indianapolis, Art & Soul, an annual celebration of African American artists, is featuring video gallery tours, spoken word performances and performances from across the musical spectrum - from jazz, Gospel and R & B to soul, funk and hip hop.
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iNDustry Labs, part of the Lilly Endowment-funded LIFT Network, helps...
LIFT’s efforts are the next step in the evolution of the South Bend-Elkhart region as a community widely recognized as a source of innovation and a destination for talent.
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Initiative Seeks to Strengthen Theological Schools for the Future
Lilly Endowment Inc. is launching the Pathways for Tomorrow Initiative, an effort to help theological schools in the United States and Canada strengthen their ability to prepare pastoral leaders for Christian churches into the future.
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Lilly Endowment names new program directors for community development
Elyssa Campodonico-Barr and Leah Seigel are joining the staff of Lilly Endowment as program directors in community development. In their grantmaking roles both women will help the Endowment further its efforts to enhance the quality of life in Indianapolis and in Indiana and sup
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$17.2 million in grants help meet emergency needs as pandemic continues
New grants totaling $17.2 million will help 38 organizations working to mitigate the adverse human and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Marion County. This brings the total support provided by Lilly Endowment for COVID-related needs since the pandemic began to nearly $208 million.
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Second grant helps Early Learning Indiana offer boost to child care programs
Beginning in January, Early Learning Indiana will provide nearly $12 million in grants to child care programs statewide. The effort is made possible through the combination of a new $10.4 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to Early Learning Indiana and funds remaining from a previous Lilly Endowment grant made in May 2020.
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16 Tech Selects Design Team for Signature Bridge Project
With support from a Lilly Endowment grant, 16 Tech Community Corporation announced the selection of a team to design a signature bridge that will connect the 16 Tech Innovation District to Indianapolis’ nationally ranked research corridor and serve as an architectural centerpiece for the city.
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Updates on Lilly Endowment Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

As the challenges relating to the COVID-19 pandemic evolve, Lilly Endowment will post updates about our related grantmaking.

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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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