Philanthropy

United Way lands $11M in grants from Lilly Endowment

January 24, 2013
 IBJ Staff
United Way of Central Indiana will receive more than $11 million from the Lilly Endowment to boost its capital fund, combat poverty and provide professional development, the groups announced Thursday morning.
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Eli Lilly and Co.'s rebound bolsters endowmentRestricted Content

January 19, 2013
Dan Human
The value of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s principal holding—Eli Lilly and Co. stock—has increased nearly $2 billion over the past two years, bolstering the private foundation’s philanthropic firepower after a decade of declining or stagnant assets.
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Advocacy group waging war against welfare 'cliff effect'Restricted Content

January 19, 2013
Dan Human
Reform advocates say it’s common for parents to get a new job with a meager pay raise that is just enough to push them out of the eligibility limits. Ultimately, the families have less money.
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Zoo group introduces smaller counterpart to ZoobilationRestricted Content

January 19, 2013
The Indianapolis Zoo Associate Council—a recently formed collection of about 50 “young professionals” who support the Indianapolis Zoo—is hosting the inaugural Zoolala formal affair on Feb. 2.
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ISO far from $5M goal as deadline nearsRestricted Content

January 12, 2013
Dan Human
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra has raised barely half the $5 million the organization says it needs by Feb. 3 to live up to the terms of a contract it negotiated with musicians last fall.
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NFP of NOTE: Heritage Place of Indianapolis Inc.

January 12, 2013
Heritage Place of Indianapolis Inc. provides older adults with comprehensive and coordinated human services to encourage and promote healthy lifestyles, independence, well-being and quality of life.
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More than $2M going to Indy animal welfare efforts

January 8, 2013
Associated Press
Animal welfare groups in Indianapolis will receive more than $2 million from three foundations to provide spay-and-neuter services and help stray and abandoned animals.
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Beautification group gets boost from Lilly EndowmentRestricted Content

January 5, 2013
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful will use the money for 2013 operating expenses.
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NFP of NOTE: Concord Neighborhood Center

December 29, 2012
Concord Neighborhood Center offers educational, health, social and recreational activities for neighborhood residents of all ages.
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Land trust strategy goes nationalRestricted Content

December 22, 2012
Dan Human
The Central Indiana Land Trust has developed a 60-page strategy that identifies more than 300,000 acres that have conservation potential throughout the 3.1 million acres in Marion County and its eight surrounding counties.
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Indy team owners pledge $750,000 each to orchestra

December 19, 2012
Associated Press
The donations from Jim Irsay and Herb Simon, combined with a $500,000 challenge grant from symphony board member Yvonne Shaheen, bring the orchestra nearly halfway toward its goal of raising $5 million by Feb. 3.
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Parks foundation gets $10M from Lilly Endowment

December 17, 2012
 IBJ Staff
The Indianapolis Parks Foundation has received a record-setting $10 million grant from the Lilly Endowment to upgrade 13 parks in Marion County, the foundation announced Monday.
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Startup's stuffed toys help kids do goodRestricted Content

December 15, 2012
Andrea Muirragui Davis
Indianapolis-based Promise Monsters makes and sell plush toys that promote kindness through secret “missions” kids are asked to complete.
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NFP of NOTE: Salvation Army of Central Indiana

December 15, 2012
 IBJ Staff
The Salvation Army of Central Indiana, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church.
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Arts council launches local crowdfunding service

December 12, 2012
Dan Human
The Arts Council of Indianapolis on Wednesday unveiled a a new program to help central Indiana not-for-profit arts, cultural and humanities organizations raise funds for individual projects.
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Yakey takes new role at Lilly Endowment

December 11, 2012
 IBJ Staff
The Lilly Endowment has named former Indianapolis Economic Development Corp. president Wallace "Ace" Yakey Jr. as the vice president for community development, the Indianapolis grant maker announced Tuesday.
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Timmy Global Health wins $250K at NBC awards show

December 10, 2012
Dan Human
Indianapolis not-for-profit Timmy Global Health received a $250,000 grant Saturday after finishing third in nationwide voting on the "American Giving Awards."
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Indiana Historical Society wraps up $19M campaign

December 3, 2012
Andrea Muirragui Davis
The Indiana Historical Society has raised $19.5 million to support the Indiana Experience, its series of interactive history lessons intended to draw more visitors to the local not-for-profit’s downtown facility.
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Small charity to use NBC show to boost visibility, vie for $1M prizeRestricted Content

December 1, 2012
Dan Human
The efforts of Indianapolis-based Timmy Global Health to improve health in Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa while exposing hundreds of students to the realities of the medical industry have earned it an appearance on network TV and a shot at a $1 million unrestricted grant.
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NFP of NOTE: The Social of Greenwood

December 1, 2012
The Social of Greenwood develops and provides programs, activities and services to enhance the quality of life of older adults in the community.
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Fairbanks gets $1M from United Way for hospital expansion

November 30, 2012
J.K. Wall
The $2.5 million expansion will add 7,000 square feet of meeting and office space to Fairbanks' 86-bed hospital for patients trying to recover from drug and alcohol addictions.
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Lilly donating $12.4 million to United Way

November 19, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Eli Lilly and Co. said Monday it plans to give $12.4 million to the United Way, the largest single charitable donation in the company’s history.
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NFP of NOTE: Kiwanis Foundation of Indianapolis Inc.

November 17, 2012
The mission of the Kiwanis Foundation of Indianapolis Inc., on behalf of the Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis, is to build a better community through charitable giving and service projects that focus on youth in the Indianapolis area.
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Pulliam Trust awards $2.1 million to Indiana not-for-profits

November 15, 2012
Dan Human
The Nina Mason Pulliam Trust spread the grants across two dozen not-for-profits in human services, animal and nature protection, and community enrichment.
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Lilly Endowment gives Indiana nature trust $10M grant

November 14, 2012
Associated Press
The grant announced Wednesday by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources brings to $30 million the amount of funding for the initiative to acquire more wilderness land to mark the state's 200th birthday in 2016.
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  1. I had read earlier this spring that Noodles & Co was going to open in the Fishers Marketplace (which is SR 37 and 131st St, not 141st St, just FYI). Any word on that? Also, do you happen to know what is being built in Carmel at Pennsylvania and Old Meridian? May just be an office building but I'm not sure.

  2. I'm sorry, but you are flat out wrong. There are few tracks in the world with the history of IMS and probably NO OTHER as widely known and recognized. I don't care what you think about the stat of Indy Car racing, these are pretty hard things to dispute.

  3. Also wondering if there is an update on the Brockway Pub-Danny Boy restaurant/taproom that was planned for the village as well?

  4. Why does the majority get to trample on the rights of the minority? You do realize that banning gay marriage does not rid the world of gay people, right? They are still going to be around and they are still going to continue to exist. The best way to get it all out of the spotlight? LEGALIZE IT! If gay marriage is legal, they will get to stop trying to push for it and you will get to stop seeing it all over the news. Why do Christians get to decide what is moral?? Why do you get to push your religion on others? How would legalizing gay marriage expose their lifestyle to your children? By the way, their lifestyle is going to continue whether gay marriage is legalized or not. It's been legal in Canada for quite a while now and they seem to be doing just fine. What about actual rules handed down by God? What about not working on Sundays? What about obeying your parents? What about adultery? These are in the 10 Commandments, the most important of God's rules. Yet they are all perfectly legal. What about divorce? Only God is allowed to dissolve a marriage so why don't you work hard to get divorce banned? Why do you get to pick and choose the parts of the Bible you care about?

  5. Look at the bright side. With the new Lowe's call center, that means 1000 jobs at $10 bucks an hour. IMS has to be drooling over all that disposable income. If those employees can save all their extra money after bills, in five years they can go to the race LIVE. Can you say attendance boost?

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