Through the Youth Program Resilience Fund, the Endowment has made nearly $25 million in grants help youth-serving organizations face challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Working across Indiana to more effectively serve children and youth (ages five to 18) during the pandemic, a total of 297 are receiving grants of $5,000 to $800,000. View the list of organizations here.

Funds will help the organizations cover a range of pandemic-related expenses that include, among other things:

  • purchasing sanitation supplies, personal protective equipment and materials needed to promote social-distancing
  • modest site modifications so organizations can deliver safe programs and services during the pandemic
  • improving technology to support remote learning, engagement and information sharing due to decreased in-person activities
  • meeting increased general operating expenses, including hiring more staff to lower staff-to-child ratios and more planning and training about new safety protocols
  • engaging consultants to strengthen support for youth and their families most deeply affected by the pandemic, including referrals to wrap-around services and for mental health services

Convening Information

Lilly Endowment hosted a convening on February 25th. If you would like to access the video of this session, please email your request to


The application period is now closed. At this time, the Endowment does not anticipate additional grants will be made through this fund.