In community development, we support efforts that enhance the quality of life in Indianapolis and Indiana. We also provide funding for compelling causes throughout the country that are consistent with the values and interests of our founders.  This support is rooted in our founders’ commitment to their hometown. “All of us Lillys put together have never done as much for Indianapolis as Indianapolis has done for us,” Eli Lilly wrote in 1974. That commitment has extended across the state through grantmaking that supports Indiana’s community foundations and its United Ways.

Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership launched a loan fund in February 2019 intended to preserve or create 1,000 affordable housing units walking distance to bus stops during the next 5 years.
Supported by a 2015 $26.6 million Lilly Endowment grant, INHP has been increasing efforts to strengthen this aim along IndyGo’s new transit line. In collaboration with Cinnaire, the fund also promotes affordable access to jobs, education, healthcare, food and cultural amenities – important factors needed for economic mobility.
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