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Grants Will Support Innovative Programs to Strengthen Preaching
Lilly Endowment Inc. has approved grants to 81 organizations through its Compelling Preaching Initiative to help Christian pastors strengthen their abilities to proclaim the gospel in more engaging and effective ways.
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Grants Will Help Strengthen Indiana Youth Organizations
Lilly Endowment has approved grants totaling more than $85 million to 187 organizations through its competitive initiative Strengthening Youth Programs in Indiana.
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Rose-Hulman expands AskRose hours, adds Spanish-speaking tutors
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is making its popular AskRose tutoring service more available to students. Officials say AskRose will expand its evening hours and make Spanish-speaking tutors available during the 2023-23 academic year.
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National Initiative Will Fund Wide Array of Approaches to Religion at...
A new competitive round of Lilly Endowment's Religion and Cultural Institutions Initiative aims to improve the public understanding of religion and thus foster greater knowledge of and respect for people of diverse religious traditions.
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IMS Museum campaign to transform exhibits, enhance education opportunities
The capital campaign will fund a complete renovation of the museum. Lilly Endowment approved a $20 million grant to support the effort, which will include outreach to new audiences and K-12 schools and a classroom and staff at the museum focused on STEAM curricula.
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Grants Support Efforts to Help Parents Share Faith with Their Children
Through the Christian Parenting and Caregiving Initiative, Lilly Endowment Inc. has approved grants to 77 organizations to provide resources for parents and other caregivers to help them share more effectively their Christian faith and values with their children.
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FDR’s D-Day prayer now part of the National World War II Memorial
On the 79th anniversary of D-Day, Friends of the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. dedicated a plaque depicting President Franklin D. Roosevelt's D-Day prayer for the nation. A $2 million Lilly Endowment grant helped fund the installation and and restoration of the memorial's Circle of Remembrance.
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IU to Assess Mental and Behavioral Health Worker Pipeline
A new project to better understand and help address the shortage of licensed mental and behavioral health professionals in Indiana is being led by the Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy at the Indiana University School of Medicine.
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Lilly Endowment Launches the 2024 Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program
Lilly Endowment is pleased to launch the 37th round of its Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program. This program supports K-12 educators throughout Indiana by providing resources for them to take time for meaningful renewal.
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Early Learning Indiana Launches Early Years Initiative
With support from $50 million in program and statewide grants from Lilly Endowment, Early Learning Indiana announced the launch of the Early Years Initiative, which will provide grants to help organizations in Indiana strengthen their efforts to support the development of very young children.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Releases Book on...
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture released a new book of photographs and essays exploring the dynamic ways African Americans have engaged in the practice of religion and spirituality from the 19th century to the present.
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$3M Grant Awarded to First Baptist Church Restoration Project
A project to examine, reconstruct and interpret the Historic First Baptist Church in Williamsburg, will benefit from a $3 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.
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