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In the education division, we strive to help enhance and increase educational attainment and meaningful economic opportunities for the people of Indiana and build the state’s intellectual capital. Additionally, we support on an invitational basis efforts to strengthen higher education access and success for African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans across the United States. We also support youth programs in Indiana that help all young people reach their full potential.

In addition to our regular grantmaking, since March 2020, the Endowment has made special grants to support education and youth-serving organizations that are addressing compelling  COVID-19 pandemic-related needs in their communities.LEARN MORE

New Initiative

Indiana Youth Programs on Campus (IYPC) is a 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. Through this initiative, the Endowment is allocating a total of $28.8 million for planning grants and program implementation grants. Indiana public and private colleges and universities that have a physical campus in the state are eligible to participate. LEARN MORE

In June, Lilly Endowment launched the 36th round of its Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program (TCFP). TCFP is one of the Endowment’s longest standing programs and began as a way to help Indiana elementary and secondary educators renew their commitment to teaching.
This year, approximately 100 grants will be awarded for up to $12,000 each to full-time education professionals who have daily face-to-face interaction with students in Indiana’s public, private and charter schools, including K-12 classroom teachers of all subjects, principals and assistant principals, librarians and media specialists, school counselors, school social workers and instructional coaches. The deadline to apply is Monday, October 3, 2022.
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