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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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Details and Applications Available for Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal...
Details and application materials are available for the 2020 Lilly Endowment National Clergy Renewal Program and the 2020 Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Program for Indiana Congregations.
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Lilly Endowment Announces New Program Directors
Lilly Endowment Inc. has announced two new program directors for its community development and education divisions.
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Endowment Grant Supports First Global Center for Species Survival at...
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.
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Grants Will Help IU and Purdue Incorporate Ethics into Digital Technology...
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.
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Grant to Help Lilly Endowment Community Scholars Serve and Lead in Indiana...
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.
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$40 Million Lilly Endowment Grant to Impact STEM Students and Jobs
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.
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Groundbreaking on Riverside Park Project
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.
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Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program
Deadlines to apply vary for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program, with some application periods closing soon. Find details with your home county’s community foundation.
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Lilly Endowment Makes New Grants to Save Historic Churches
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.
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Endowment Helps Wheeler Mission Expand Center for Women & Children
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.
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Endowment Supports INHP Efforts to Provide Affordable Housing Near New...
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.
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Welcoming Urban League to Indianapolis
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."
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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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2019 Materials for Clergy Renewal Programs are Now Available.
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.
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IPB News to Expand Statewide Coverage
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.
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Indiana Educators Honored With Renewal Grants
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.
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Financial Sustainability Grants Help Human Services Agencies
Lilly Endowment is making grants to help 10 central Indiana human services organizations strengthen their long-term financial sustainability.
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Lilly Endowment Reveals Arts and Cultural Initiative Grants
Lilly Endowment will grant nearly $49 million to 17 projects, undertaken by 18 grantees, in the hopes to energize our community and unleash its full creative potential.
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Lilly Endowment Elects John Lechleiter to Board
John Lechleiter, former chairman, president and CEO of Eli Lilly and Company, has been elected to Lilly Endowment's Board of Directors. He joins the board effective December 1, 2018
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GIFT Initiative to Strengthen Indiana Community Foundations
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.
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Thriving in Ministry Grants to Help Pastors in Congregational Ministry
Through Thriving in Ministry, the Endowment has approved nearly $70 million in grants to 78 organizations across the United States to help support pastors in congregational ministry.
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Endowment Makes Second Round of Indiana K-12 School Counseling Grants
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.
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Endowment Issues 2017 Annual Report - Toward a Meaningful Future
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.
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Fellowship Program Asks Indiana Educators to Dream Big
May 10, 2018: Lilly Endowment invites Indiana K-12 teachers, principals, school counselors and media specialists to explore the Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program.
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Endowment Elects Robert L. Smith as Vice President for Community Development
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.
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16 Tech Announces Grant to Support Indianapolis Innovation District
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.
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Endowment Names New Program Director
February 12, 2018: Lilly Endowment has named Brent Lee a new program director in community development.
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Lilly Endowment Names 2018 Teacher Creativity Fellows
Now in its 31st year, Teacher Creativity Fellowships in 2018 are honoring 100 Indiana teachers, principals, school counselors, media specialists and librarians.
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Grants to Strengthen Agencies' Financial Sustainability
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.
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Initiative to Strengthen Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation
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.
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Initiative to Help Pastors Thrive in Congregational Ministry
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.
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Grants to Aid Hurricane Harvey, Irma Recovery Efforts
Sept. 20, 2017: Continuing its long-standing practice of supporting disaster relief and recovery efforts, Lilly Endowment has approved $30 million in grants in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
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Support for Marion County Neighborhood Renewal
Oct. 27, 2017: The Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership has announced plans to invest $5 million to rehab abandoned houses and build new homes in three Marion County neighborhoods.
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Endowment Names New Vice President
Oct. 27, 2017: Lilly Endowment has named Julie Siegler its new vice president for administration.
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Endowment Approves School Counseling Grants
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.
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Opening Up Theology: Wabash College Engages High School 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.
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Lilly Endowment Announces New Program Directors
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.
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Lilly Endowment Names New Vice Presidents
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.
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Lilly Endowment Grant Supports Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
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
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100 Indiana Educators Honored With Teacher Creativity Fellowships
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.
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Grants to Strengthen Sustainability of Human Service Agencies
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.
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Planning Grants to Help Strengthen School Counseling Efforts
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.
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Counseling Initiative Aims to Strengthen K-12 Student 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.
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Initiative to Help Congregations Engage and Support Young Adults
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.
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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
Pew Research Center Article
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.
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