In community development, we support efforts that seek to enhance the quality of life for everyone in Indianapolis and Indiana. 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 United Ways. We also provide funding for compelling causes throughout the country that are consistent with the values and interests of our founders.

In 2022, Lilly Endowment provided $5.5 million to support Gleaner Food Bank’s $25.5 million campaign that will enable it to distribute significantly more and healthier foods to vulnerable individuals and families.
“We not only have met the increased need from the pandemic and now from price inflation, we have been steadily shrinking that meal gap, and this goal that seemed unattainable years ago of closing the meal gap and having food for every person who’s hungry, it’s attainable,” said outgoing Gleaners CEO John Elliott.
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