Lilly Endowment, Inc. (Endowment), respects your privacy and believes the best way to serve you on the Internet is with honesty, accountability and adherence to legal standards. We are sensitive to the issue of privacy and have structured our online activities to maximize your control over the disclosure of your own personally identifiable information. By accessing or using the Endowment’s website (Site), you agree to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Website Visitors and Collection of Information

Like most websites, the Endowment collects and stores various types of information about you through the Site, depending on your activities when visiting. However, the Endowment will not collect personally identifiable information about you when you visit the Site unless you voluntarily choose to provide that information (for example, by sending us an email or responding to a request for proposals).

  • Browsing the Site.  If you browse, read pages or download information on the Site, some information may be collected automatically, which may include information such as: the name of the domain and host through which you access the Internet and the Site; the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer or other device by your Internet service provider); the browser software you use and your operating system; and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to the Site. Such information may be used to measure the number of visitors accessing the various pages of the Site, to make the Site more useful to you and other visitors, or for other purposes. The Endowment and its Site operators may collect this information through the use of cookies or by other means.
  • Voluntarily Identifying Yourself.  If you choose to identify yourself, for example by sending an email or submitting a response to a request for proposals, the Site will collect and store such personally identifiable information. Personally identifiable information may include your name, address, telephone number, and email address. Any personal information you provide is submitted at your discretion. However, some uses of the Site may be limited should you decide not to disclose such personal information (for example, requesting additional information about the Endowment’s programs or activities by way of email).

Use and Sharing of Personal Information

The Endowment may use your personally identifiable information, or other information collected in connection with your visiting the Site, for the following purposes, among others: to provide easy access every time you return to the Site without requiring re-entry of information; to keep you informed about programs in which you may have interest; to assess general usage patterns; to meet legal and regulatory obligations; to prevent fraud, infringement, or other potential misuses of our services; to respond to inquiries from you; to send you communications about our programs or activities; to administer and make improvements to the Site; to collect demographic information; or to analyze the collected information.

The Endowment sometimes works with service providers, consultants, agencies and other organizations to perform functions or conduct activities on our behalf, such as providing program information to potential or existing grantees, preparing requests for proposals, evaluating grant programs, sending communications and managing data.  In such cases, these individuals or entities may have access to your personal information to the extent necessary to perform their functions and generally may not use it for any other purpose. We also share personal information where we are required to do so by law, to protect our interests or those of another person, and, where appropriate, in response to requests from governmental authorities.

Additionally, at times the Endowment may use outside Internet service providers to assist and manage email and other digital communications to you and others. One such provider is Mailchimp®, a part of Intuit, whose Global Privacy Statement may be found at this link:

Security – Protection of Personally Identifiable Information

The Endowment will not rent or sell personally identifiable information to anyone. We have implemented security measures for all information systems under the Endowment’s control so that, to the extent possible, your personally identifiable information will not be lost, misused or altered.

The Site is not directed to children under the age of thirteen (13) and the Endowment will not knowingly use the Site to collect personally identifiable information from children. The Endowment encourages parents and guardians to be aware of and participate in all of their children’s online activities. If you are the parent or guardian of a child who has provided us with information, please contact us using the information below and we will promptly delete your child’s information.

Linking to Third-Party Websites

The Site contains links to websites operated by third parties. These links are provided to you for informational purposes only; once you connect with another site by choosing a link, you will no longer be on the Endowment’s website. The posting of information about third parties and the provision of links to third-party websites does not represent the Endowment’s endorsement or support of any organization, its programs or services, or the content included on its website. Please review each linked website’s privacy policy, and if you do not agree to be bound by the terms of the policy governing that third-party site, terminate your visit to the site. We are not responsible for the privacy policies, practices or content of websites operated by third parties.

Opting Out of Future Contacts

From time to time, the Endowment may send you email and other digital contacts that might be of interest you. Whether or not you have consented to receipt of such contacts, you may opt out of contacts from the Endowment with respect to specific programs or publications generally by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each email or other digital communication regarding such program or publication. If you wish to unsubscribe with respect to ALL unsolicited email or other digital communications from the Endowment, please contact us using the information below.

Access to data

You may request a copy of personally identifiable information about you that has been collected through the Site or ask for updates or corrections to such information by contacting the Endowment at the email address located at the end of this Privacy Policy.

Privacy Policy Changes

The Endowment may regularly review this Privacy Policy to ensure that it provides an appropriate level of protection for your personally identifiable information. If we make any substantial changes to the Privacy Policy, we will post the date of the most recent revisions to the Privacy Policy. Please return to this Privacy Policy from time to time to make sure that you are current and up-to-date on the terms of the policy, as your continued use of the Site indicates your agreement to the policy terms. Any changes to the Privacy Policy will become effective immediately upon being posted, unless we indicate otherwise.

Latest Privacy Policy Revision Date
November 1, 2022

Please contact us if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or other matters at