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As the challenges relating to the COVID-19 pandemic evolve, the Endowment will post updates about our related grantmaking and how the pandemic may affect our initiatives here

 

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Grants will help organizations expand access to books and other resources...
Indiana Humanities and the Indianapolis Public Library have received funding from Lilly Endowment to help meet the demand across the state, and funds will be distributed across Indiana to provide books and materials that advance racial equity to circulating collections.
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Fund Seeks to Help Youth Serving Organizations in Indiana face COVID-19...
Lilly Endowment is launching a fund of up to $20 million to help youth serving organizations in Indiana address some of the challenges they face because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund is part of the more than $156 million the Endowment has dedicated since March 2020 to help organizations respond to the effects of COVID-19.
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Lilly Endowment Names New Program Director in Religion
The Rev. Tito Madrazo is joining the staff at Lilly Endowment as a program director in the religion division. An ordained Baptist pastor, Madrazo has served congregations in Texas and North Carolina and comes to the Endowment most recently from teaching and research positions at Duke University’s Divinity School in Durham, NC.
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Lilly Endowment Helps Support Central Indiana Racial Equity Fund
A coalition of local stakeholders has established the Central Indiana Racial Equity Fund with an initial investment of more than $2.2 million to advance effective solutions to racial inequality in Indianapolis and its surrounding counties.
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$10.2 million Endowment Grant to Arts Council of Indianapolis Helps Create...
The Arts Council of Indianapolis announced a new program designed to help Marion County nonprofit arts and cultural organizations reopen and reimagine their mission delivery in a world informed by the new realities of COVID-19.
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A Statement from the Endowment's President, Chairman and CEO
Lilly Endowment is deeply saddened by the tragic events of last week and the long history of profound racial inequities that has led to protests over the past few days in downtown Indianapolis and across the country.
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$15.7 million Lilly Endowment Grant to Early Learning Indiana Helps Create...
Early Learning Indiana announced a $15.7 million grant from Lilly Endowment to create the Come Back Stronger Fund. The fund is designed to reinforce Indiana’s high-quality early learning opportunities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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$15 million Endowment Grant to Support The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army announced grants totaling $15 million from Lilly Endowment in support of efforts to address the needs of vulnerable Americans and those whose livelihoods are being impacted by COVID-19.
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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 grantmaking and how the pandemic may affect our initiatives.
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New Endowment Grants Help Indiana Communities Respond to Pandemic
Lilly Endowment has approved $33.5 million in grants to help Indiana communities respond to the COVID-19 crisis. A $30 million grant to Indiana United Ways (IUW) and a $3.5 million grant to United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI).
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Lilly Endowment Extends Deadline for Enhancing Opportunity in Indianapolis...
Recognizing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lilly Endowment is giving more time for organizations to prepare proposals for Enhancing Opportunity in Indianapolis, a $50 million initiative that seeks to help people make progress toward economic self-sufficiency.
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Lilly Endowment Extends Deadlines for Charting the Future Initiative
Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lilly Endowment is giving Indiana's colleges and universities participating in this initiative more time to prepare submissions.
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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 grantmaking and how the pandemic may affect our initiatives.

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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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