The Endowment has approved grants to 104 educators working in Indiana schools. The grants of up to $15,000 each will fund proposed renewal projects designed to help restore a commitment to the education profession and stimulate creativity, which promise to enhance the educational experiences of their students.
A $4,522,500 Endowment grant to USO, one of largest grants in the organization's history, will help to modernize its data architecture to reach more service members and families in more impactful ways.
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education announced it will begin research into the factors impacting college enrollment in Indiana. The agency is using a $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to select a consulting firm to lead the six-month research endeavor.
Lilly Endowment is seeking to support efforts that nurture the faith of children by helping Christian congregations more fully and intentionally engage children in intergenerational corporate worship and prayer practices.
Lilly Endowment grant to National Trust for Historic Preservation helps support 31 historic Black churches across the United States. Funding will allow congregations to address issues such as mold contamination, demolition, water filtration and deferred maintenance.
The grant to the Indiana Economic Development Corporation will support investments in communities throughout the state focused on blight remediation and redevelopment and public arts and cultural initiatives.
Belmont University today announced the receipt of a $32 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. that will support efforts to inspire people from all walks of life to discover and live the beauty and wisdom of Christian faith and encounter God through the arts.
Lilly Endowment Inc. has approved grants to six colleges and universities in Indiana totaling $145.8 million to support community development projects jointly envisioned by the institutions and local stakeholders to improve quality of life and place in their communities.
Lilly Endowment Inc. has approved more than $21.5 million in implementation grants to help 28 colleges and universities in Indiana prepare the next generation of teachers in methods aligned with the Science of Reading.
Lilly Endowment has made grants totaling $11 million to 19 Indianapolis human services organizations to help them adapt their programs and increase their capacity as they respond to the growing number of immigrants in Indianapolis.
Lilly Endowment has made grants to organizations across the United States through its Thriving Congregations Initiative, which aims to strengthen congregations by helping them deepen their relationships with God, enhance their connections with each other, and contribute to the vitality of their communities and the world.
A $10 million grant is supporting the design, development and construction of the National Museum of the American Latino in Washington D.C. Also, funds will help the museum develop and implement strategies for highlighting the role of religion in Latino history and culture through the museum's collections, exhibits and programs.
Lilly Endowment is launching the eighth phase of its Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow initiative, allocating up to $210 million to help Indiana community foundations strengthen the quality of life in the towns, cities and counties they serve.
La Casa de Amistad has been awarded a $1 million Lilly Endowment grant to expand and enhance youth programs. at the South Bend organization. Lilly Endowment made the grant through its initiative Strengthening Youth Programs in Indiana.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eligible Indiana colleges and universities have the opportunity to envision and undertake collaborative projects with community stakeholders to enhance quality of life and place in their surrounding communities.
Lilly Endowment Inc. invites organizations that support Christian congregations to participate in the second competitive round of a national initiative to strengthen churches by helping them adapt to rapid changes affecting their ministries.
With Lilly Endowment funding, Wake Forest University is helping to build a national higher education network devoted to character education and strengthening the university's Program for Leadership and Character.
Lilly Endowment Inc. is launching a new initiative to help youth-serving organizations in Indiana strengthen their efforts to promote the academic, physical and social wellbeing of young people, ages five through 18.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund announced that 35 churches are receiving first-round grants through of its Preserving Black Churches program.
A $2 million Lilly Endowment grant is supporting the addition of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s D-Day Prayer to the World War II Memorial and the restoration of the “Circle of Remembrance” – the area where the prayer will be placed.
Lilly Endowment Inc. has approved $41 million in grants to help 28 human services organizations in Indianapolis strengthen their ability to assist individuals and families in Marion County who are facing a variety of challenges.
Lilly Endowment has approved a $38,775,000 grant to the American Indian College Fund to support efforts that strengthen tribal colleges and universities and improve the educational attainment of American Indian and Alaska Native students.
Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded grants to 16 museums and other cultural institutions across the United States to help them develop exhibitions and education programs that fairly and accurately portray the role of religion in the U.S. and around the world.
Lilly Endowment Inc. has approved grants to help 13 Indianapolis organizations in their efforts to reduce gun violence in the city. Ranging from $50,000 to $500,000, the grants are designed to help organizations work to curb the number of incidents of gun violence in the communities they serve during the next two years.
Lilly Endowment has awarded the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army $40 million each to increase capacity, training and preparedness to help people struggling with more frequent and intense disasters.
Lilly Endowment is inviting eligible organizations to apply for funding to help interested parents and other caregivers share their Christian faith and values with their children. The Christian Parenting and Caregiving Initiative builds on recent research that affirms the pivotal role parents play in the religious lives of their
Lilly Endowment Inc. is inviting Indiana colleges and universities to apply for grants to help them enhance how they help educators learn to teach reading with methods that are aligned with the Science of Reading.
Lilly Endowment Inc. has approved grants totaling $91.5 million to nine national youth-serving organizations to support a wide variety of strategies to enhance and expand the impact of their Indiana affiliates and chapters.
Lilly Endowment Inc. has approved grants to help 16 theological schools in the United States and Canada launch large-scale collaborative programs to better prepare and support pastoral leaders for Christian congregations.
A group of community leaders, with catalyst Tracy Souza, want to help local companies, organizations and others highlight Columbus and Bartholomew County’s most attractive attributes for everything from job postings to social media postings.
Back in 2020, Andy Ngo was a sophomore accounting major at IUPUI who was slowly realizing he didn’t like accounting. So, he tried the online job network created by Ascend Indiana, a not-for-profit established to stem the brain drain of Indiana university graduates who leave the state as soon as they get their diplomas.
Lilly Endowment Inc. is helping Indiana colleges and universities engage young people, ages 5 – 18, with high-quality campus programs that encourage them to explore their interests and envision a future for themselves in college.
This combined investment of up to $111 million – Indiana’s largest-ever financial investment in literacy - will support early literacy development using proven teaching strategies aligned with the Science of Reading.
A consortium of Indiana higher education institutions has named the executive director for its collaborative student mental health program. It is supported by a grant through Lilly Endowment’s initiative, Charting the Future for Indiana's Colleges and Universities.
The National Urban League, in partnership with the Indianapolis Urban League and the African American Coalition of Indianapolis, has approved a total of more than $21 million in grants to 52 organizations as part of its Indianapolis African American Quality of Life Initiative, which is funded by a $100 million Endowment grant.
Lilly Endowment renewal programs highlight benefits of rest. Since 2002 these renewal grants have enabled United Way of Central Indiana to create and implement the Human Services Professional Renewal Program.
Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB) a $3.78 million grant to mobilize efforts to clean up litter along several busy thoroughfares and waterways in Indianapolis, furthering KIB’s mission to create and maintain vibrant public places where people and nature thrive.
Efforts of the Urban Legacy Lands Initiative (ULLI) to preserve and steward Black heritage sites in Indianapolis are being supported by two $800,000 grants from Lilly Endowment and the New York-based Mellon Foundation. ULLI’s primary focus will be the historic Indiana Avenue Cultural District.
Lilly Endowment Inc. has approved grants to help 21 theological schools in the United States and Canada strengthen their educational programs and enhance their financial viability so they are better able to prepare and support leaders for Christian congregations now and into the future.
With support from a $5 million Lilly Endowment grant, UNCF is launching an online learning platform, HBCUv, where HBCU students and scholars at different institutions across the country can learn and connect.
As part of the Religious and Cultural Institutions Initiative, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will open the exhibition “Discovery and Revelation: Religion, Science, and Making Sense of Things” on March 18, 2022.
Through the Endowment’s Thriving Congregations Initiative, the Wisconsin Council of Churches convened mainline and evangelical Christians in Madison, Wisconsin to work together for the common good to help their churches thrive.
As part of the Faith at Work research project, supported by an Endowment grant, Rice University has published a new study on findings that Christians, Jews and Muslims experience workplace discrimination differently.
The Endowment is making 103 grants to teachers, principals, media specialists, counselors and other educators working in schools across the state. Grants will fund renewal programs designed to help educators restore their enthusiasm for their profession and stimulate creativity.
The Hispanic Theological Initiative (HTI) is proud to announce that a $7.3 million Lilly Endowment grant will support the creation of a new program to help master’s students discern and navigate their path toward PhD studies.
Lilly Endowment has made a $20 million grant to the National Trust for Historic Preservation to help its African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund launch a national effort to preserve Black churches as valuable historic assets.
More than half of Christian congregations say they have started a new ministry or expanded an existing one during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey. On average, in fact, these Christian houses of worship began or broadened more than three of their outreach activities in response to the pandemic.
The Church Buildings for Collaborative Partnerships project, funded by a three-year grant from Lilly Endowment’s Thriving Congregations Initiative, welcomed its first cohort in June and will launch its second with 12 congregations later this month.
The 16 Tech Community Corporation revealed the design of a new signature bridge that will span Fall Creek at West 10th Street and Riley Hospital Drive to connect the 16 Tech Innovation District to Indianapolis’ research/medical corridor and downtown.
Through the Pathways for Tomorrow Initiative, Lilly Endowment has approved 84 grants to theological schools across the U. S. and Canada to help them prioritize and respond to their most pressing challenges as they work to prepare pastoral leaders for Christian congregations both now and into the future.
Christian Theological Seminary (CTS) recently announced that 190 U.S. congregations have been selected to receive grants through Lilly Endowment's 2021 National Clergy Renewal Program and the Clergy Renewal Program for Indiana Congregations.
Indiana Youth Programs on Campus (IYPC) is a new Lilly Endowment initiative designed to help Indiana colleges and universities in their efforts to create new or expand and enhance existing high-quality, on-campus programs for Hoosier youth, ages 5 – 18.
Lilly Endowment has announced that its board of directors has elected Jennett M. Hill as the Endowment’s president, effective February 2, 2022. The Endowment’s chairman, president and CEO, N. Clay Robbins, will remain the Endowment’s chairman and CEO after Hill assumes her new role.
During 2020, Lilly Endowment sought to help meet as quickly as possible compelling needs brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic while continuing to further important causes in its three areas of grantmaking: community development, education and religion.
With support from a $2 million grant made through Lilly Endowment’s Enhancing Opportunity in Indianapolis initiative, RecycleForce is creating a peer leadership program to help individuals reentering the workforce – and their communities – following incarceration.
As part of the Endowment's Enhancing Opportunity in Indianapolis initiative, an $8.1 million grant was awarded to Eastern Star Church to help create a nearly 57,000-square-foot community center, which will offer a variety of youth resources and programming for the Arlington Woods community.
Like clergy across the globe, Father Jeffrey Romans of Cheshire learned last year how to conduct worship services by camera, lead theological classes on Zoom or Facebook, and do pastoral counseling by phone.
With support from an $11.6 million grant, the Center for Leadership Development (CLD) will expand to open satellite and in-school locations. The new locations will serve as an extension of the main CLD campus and will provide educational services and character development programming for Black youth in high-crime areas.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded 18 grants to museums and other cultural institutions across the United States to develop exhibitions and education programs that fairly and accurately portray the role of religion in the U.S. and around the world.
The United Service Organizations, whose mission is to strengthen America's military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, has been awarded a $3 million grant to fund the Combat COVID-19 Initiative.
A $2.8 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to the Indy Chamber Foundation will support the five-year Project Amplify initiative, a digital first step for potential residents to “see themselves” in the Indianapolis region.
Grants are supporting 11 community foundations as they embark on large-scale leadership efforts. The grants – totaling more than $33 million – are being made through the seventh phase of the Endowment’s Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow, known as GIFT VII.
Friends of the National World War II Memorial has received a $2 million grant to add President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s D-Day Prayer to the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C., restore the “Circle of Remembrance," and develop interpretative programming.
Johnny Pryor is joining Lilly Endowment’s staff as a program director in the education division. Pryor comes to the Endowment from an extensive career in higher education during which he has led multi-faceted programs designed to help students succeed.
The Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields is inviting guests into a digital world of art with THE LUME Indianapolis. Set to debut in June 2021, the multisensory experience created by Australian-based Grande Experiences will occupy the museum’s entire fourth floor. The Endowment funded the project with a 2019 grant.
Lilly Endowment has awarded 92 grants to help congregations strengthen ministries to help people deepen their relationships with God, build strong relationships with each other and contribute to the flourishing of local communities and the world.
The Associated Press, the Chronicle of Philanthropy, and the Conversation announced today that they will work together to significantly bolster coverage of philanthropies and charities and their impact on society.
In the latest round of grantmaking for its Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT) initiative, Lilly Endowment is awarding $10.65 million to community foundations across Indiana. The grants are designed to help community foundations address a wide variety of local priorities.
Colleges and universities in Indiana are planning new strategies to address the challenges affecting higher education, and Lilly Endowment is making grants to support their efforts through its initiative, Charting the Future for Indiana’s Colleges and Universities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With support from a $4 million Lilly Endowment grant, the Indianapolis Zoo will open the first Global Center for Species Survival in 2020, and serve as an international hub for species conservation efforts.
Indiana University and Purdue University have received planning grants to explore how their students and faculty can become more aware of and better prepared to address the ethical challenges presented by fast-evolving digital technologies, especially in the context of artificial intelligence and Big Data management.
Indiana University and Purdue University have received planning grants to explore how their students and faculty can become more aware of and better prepared to address the ethical challenges presented by fast-evolving digital technologies, especially in the context of artificial intelligence (AI) and Big Data management.
A $1.05 million Endowment grant to Independent Colleges of Indiana will help Lilly scholars alumni and those Lilly scholars currently in college enhance their ability and commitment to help improve the quality of life in Indiana communities through the Lilly Scholar Network.
A $40 million Lilly Endowment grant to Purdue Research Foundation will help create Purdue’s Engineering and Polytechnic Gateway Complex, designed to meet the growing demand for STEM graduates ready to contribute to what is being called the fourth industrial revolution.
The Taggart Memorial Restoration & Amphitheater Groundbreaking Ceremony took place Monday, September 9 at Riverside Park as part of Lilly Endowment's Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation initiative.
August 7, 2019 - Lilly Endowment furthers its commitment to supporting congregations and preserving significant portions of America’s religious and cultural landscape, awarding nearly $15 million in grants to extend the National Fund for Sacred Places.
Wheeler Mission in Indianapolis has announced that a $3 million Lilly Endowment grant is helping Wheeler get closer to it $12 million capital campaign goal, which will fund expansion of the Center for Women & Children on the city’s eastside.
With support from a 2015 $26.6 million Lilly Endowment grant, Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership (INHP) is increasing efforts to strengthen affordable housing options along IndyGo’s new transit line.
Lilly Endowment is pleased to help support the 2019 National Urban League's annual conference, held this year in Indianapolis from July 24-27. This year's theme is "Getting 2 Equal: United Not Divided."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
In the 2019 National and Indiana Clergy Renewal Programs, eligible congregations will be able to apply for grants of up to $50,000 each to support a renewal program for their pastor. Up to $15,000 of the grant may be used for congregational expenses associated with the renewal program.
IPB News will soon be expanding their statewide news coverage. More than $1.7 million in grant funding from Lilly Endowment Inc. and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting will support the independent, nonprofit newsroom to grow and sustain its coverage for years to come.
Lilly Endowment is honoring 100 Indiana educators through 2019 Teacher Creativity Fellowships. The grants are designed to encourage renewal for K-12 teachers, principals, school counselors and media specialists.
Lilly Endowment is launching the seventh phase of its Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow initiative (GIFT VII), allocating $125 million to help Indiana community foundations strengthen the towns, cities and counties they serve.
Lilly Endowment makes grants to strengthen counseling efforts for Indiana K-12 students. Schools in 49 of Indiana's 92 counties are now part of the Endowment's initiative to help improve school counseling.
June 25, 2018: Lilly Endowment's annual report highlights its founders’ belief that philanthropy at its best helps individuals live lives of meaning, encourages self-reliance, and nurtures their capacity to care for others and serve their communities.
Mar. 28, 2018: Lilly Endowment announces that Robert L. Smith has been elected the Endowment’s vice president for community development. Smith succeeds Wallace “Ace” Yakey, Jr., retiring from the Endowment on June 30.
March 22, 2018: The 16 Tech Community Corporation announced today a $38 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. that will help fund the initial development phase of the 16 Tech Innovation Community on the near northwest side of Indianapolis.
Jan. 8, 2018: Lilly Endowment has approved $80 million in grants for seven human services agencies that help individuals with disabilities and three agencies that help vulnerable children and youth – all based in central Indiana – to enhance their long-term sustainability.
Jan. 4, 2018: Through a new initiative, Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation, the Endowment is encouraging ideas that uplift the unique and important role that arts and cultural organizations play in building strong communities.
Jan. 19, 2018: Lilly Endowment Inc. has launched a new national initiative to help clergy working in congregations thrive in their roles as pastoral leaders. Through Thriving In Ministry, the Endowment is inviting organizations that support clergy to participate in a national competitive initiative.
Oct. 26, 2017: Lilly Endowment Inc. has approved grants to 52 Indiana public school corporations and five Indiana charter schools to help them implement promising strategies to strengthen school counseling programs for their students.
Aug. 2, 2017: This fall, as they return to high school, students are reflecting on their participation in High School Youth Theology Institutes offered this summer at colleges and universities across the nation, including Wabash College.
Aug. 1, 2017: Lilly Endowment has named two new program directors. Ted Maple, president and CEO of Early Learning Indiana, and Susan Haber, an attorney with employment and consulting experience in the youth and child-welfare arenas, will work primarily with the Endowment’s programs in education.
July 20, 2017: Lilly Endowment has named two new vice presidents. Ben W. Blanton, a partner with Faegre Baker Daniels law firm in Indianapolis, will become vice president and general counsel. Peter A. Buck, the Endowment’s director of diversified investments, is now vice president for investments.
Feb. 21, 2017: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) has received a $10 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. for the campaign to build the Education Center at The Wall. VVMF is the nonprofit organization that built the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (The Wall) in 1982
Dec. 12, 2016: They spend the school year inspiring their students to inquire, discover and grow. Next summer 100 of Indiana’s K-12 educators will have the chance to nurture their own curiosity and development through Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowships.
Jan. 13, 2017: Lilly Endowment Inc. has approved $100 million in grants to 15 human service organizations in Indiana to help them strengthen their long-term impact by building stronger financial futures.
Jan. 20, 2017: Public school corporations and charter schools in Indiana are receiving planning grants through the Comprehensive Counseling Initiative for Indiana K-12 Students, a five-year effort to strengthen how schools help students prepare for academic, career and personal success.
Sept. 30, 2016: Lilly Endowment Inc. is launching the Comprehensive Counseling Initiative for Indiana K-12 Students, a five-year effort that includes encouraging public school corporations and charter schools to explore how they help students prepare for academic, career and personal success.
Dec. 9, 2016: Lilly Endowment Inc. is launching a $19.4 million initiative to engage congregations to work with young adults in designing ministries that support and enrich their religious lives. The initiative will support creation of 12 networks for congregations around the country.
United Way of Central Indiana deepens its commitment to strengthen early learning. Pre-K works, setting children up for success in kindergarten and long after! Kids need access to high-quality pre-k. #ECEMatters#alllin4prek
About half of U.S. adults have looked for a new religious congregation at some point in their lives and when they do, they look first for a place with strong preaching and true hospitality. These are some of the findings from Pew Research Center’s U.S. Religious Landscape Study, which received support from Lilly Endowment Inc.