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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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Lilly Endowment Extends Letter of Intent Deadline for Thriving Congregations
Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lilly Endowment is giving organizations that support Christian congregations that are interested in participating in this national initiative more time to submit letters of intent.
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$5 million Endowment grant supports National World War I Memorial
A $5 million Lilly Endowment grant to the United States World War I Centennial Commission will support the campaign to build the first-ever National World War I Memorial in Washington, D.C.
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Please Touch! The Sculptures of Michael Naranjo open now at The Eiteljorg
Visitors to The Eiteljorg Museum are able to explore touchable bronze sculptures by artist Michael Naranjo. This multi-sensory experience is part of an Endowment-funded collaboration with the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired and its No Limits project.
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Exhibit Honoring Holocaust Survivor Eva Mozes Kor Will Open in Downtown...
On January 27, the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, the Indiana Historical Society announced that it will build the first major exhibition devoted to Eva Kor in Indianapolis.
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Lilly Endowment honors 100 Indiana K-12 Educators
Each Teacher Creativity Fellow will receive a grant of up to $12,000 to fund personally and professionally meaningful activities. These educators work in a variety of schools - both public and private - located across Indiana.
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Lilly Endowment Launches National Initiative to Help Congregations Thrive
Lilly Endowment Inc. is inviting organizations that support Christian congregations to participate in a national initiative to strengthen churches by helping them adapt to rapid changes affecting their ministries.
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Grants to Strengthen Sustainability of Agencies that Serve Children and Youth...
Lilly Endowment Inc. has approved $54.7 million in grants to 13 Indianapolis-based organizations that serve children and youth to help them strengthen their long-term financial sustainability plans.
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Initiative Seeks to Strengthen the Future of Indiana Colleges and...
Lilly Endowment Inc. has launched Charting the Future for Indiana’s Colleges and Universities, a new initiative to help Indiana’s 38 higher education institutions further develop strategies to strengthen their effectiveness and sustainability.
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New Initiative to Focus on Economic Self-Sufficiency in Indianapolis
Lilly Endowment Inc. is launching a new grant initiative, Enhancing Opportunity in Indianapolis, to encourage the creation and expansion of promising, collaborative strategies to help people in Indianapolis living in or near poverty make progress toward lasting economic self-sufficiency.
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$11.6 million Lilly Endowment grant to support Center for Leadership...
The $11.6 million Lilly Endowment grant to the Center for Leadership Development (CLD) will help the organization reach many more youth with expanded program offerings providing learning and developmental experiences.
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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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No Limit Arts Series

The No Limits Arts Series project, part of the Endowment’s Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation Initiative, aims to strengthen inclusiveness in the arts for individuals with disabilities. High school students from Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ISBVI) are working with several Indianapolis-based arts organizations to increase their accessibility for individuals with disabilities. 

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