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Lilly Endowment Grant Supports Eiteljorg Museum's Acquisition of Native Art...
With support from a $2.83M Lilly Endowment grant, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art has acquired a major collection of historical Native American art from the Great Lakes region that will figure significantly into an extensive renovation of its Native galleries.
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Lilly Endowment Names New Program Director in Religion
The Rev. Verity A. Jones has joined Lilly Endowment as program director in the religion division.
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Lilly Endowment Names New Vice Presidents
Lilly Endowment announced today that new officers have been elected who will help guide various aspects of its grantmaking. It also announced the retirement of Sara B. Cobb, the Endowment’s long-tenured vice president for education.
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Lilly Endowment Issues 2018 Annual Report
Lilly Endowment’s 2018 annual report highlights some of the imaginative approaches its grantees are taking to address societal challenges and further important causes in its three areas of grantmaking: religion, education and community development.
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Celebrating 20 years of Lilly Endowment’s Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship...
Since 1999, the Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship Program (CRAF) has awarded more than $4 million to support local artists and art administrators. CRAF is a $10,000 grant providing time for professional and personal renewal.
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Lilly Endowment Launches 2020 Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program
Lilly Endowment announced its 33rd Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program (TCFP). This renewal program supports Indiana educators to take intentional time to explore new areas of interest and pursue their dreams and passions. Up to 100 grants, each totaling $12,000, will be awarded in 2020.
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Lilly Endowment grant to further advance South Bend-Elkhart regional...
The University of Notre Dame announced the award of a $42.4 million grant from Lilly Endowment to form the Labs for Industry Futures and Transformation (LIFT) Network, which aims to further advance the region as an economic leader in next-generation manufacturing, entrepreneurship, applied analytics and technology.
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$4.9 million Lilly Endowment grant to fund Global Religion Journalism...
Religion News Foundation (RNF), Religion News Service (RNS), The Associated Press (AP) and The Conversation announced the creation of the Global Religion Journalism Initiative, a joint effort to expand religion news reporting in the U.S. and around the world.
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"Eva: A-7063" An Auschwitz Survivor's Journey to Forgiveness and Healing
"Eva: A-7063" is a documentary that presents for the first time the full life of Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor. The film is by Ted Green and Mika Brown in partnership with WFYI, Indianapolis' PBS affiliate. PBS broadcasts began in April and nearly 1,000 are already scheduled.
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IU Receives $10.9 million grant from Lilly Endowment to Renovate...
Consistently regarded as one of the nation's top libraries for books and manuscripts of great importance, the Lilly Library was established in 1960 to house the extensive private library of Josiah K. Lilly Jr., one of Lilly Endowment's founders.
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Lilly Endowment Helps Support The Children's Museum's Mission Jurassic
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis announced their project Mission Jurassic, partially funded by a $9 million Lilly Endowment grant. The project supports a paleontological excavation of the "Jurassic Mile" in northern Wyoming and a museum expansion formed from specimens from the site.
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Lilly Endowment Grant to Create Hispanic Career Pathways Initiative
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) announced today the award of a $30.7 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. for the creation of the Hispanic Career Pathways Initiative (HCPI), a comprehensive program to help Hispanic students navigate each step of their path from college to career.
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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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Seeking Proposals

Lilly Endowment announced its 33rd Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program (TCFP). This renewal program encourages new experiences, exploration and reflection to discover renewed energy and enthusiasm, spark innovative approaches to teaching and leading, and reveal thoughtful ways to enhance creativity in students and classrooms. Up to 100 grants, each totaling $12,000, will be awarded in 2020.

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