Ten local service organizations land $48M from Lilly Endowment

Ten Indianapolis-based human services agencies have been chosen to receive $48 million in grants from the Lilly Endowment, the local philanthropic foundation announced Tuesday.

The grants, which range from $1 million to $10 million, are expected to help the not-for-profits strengthen their long-term financial sustainability plans, the endowment said.

The recipients:

-Early Learning Indiana, $10 million

-Wheeler Mission, $10 million

-AYS (formerly At-Your-School Child Services), $7.5 million

-HVAF of Indiana, $5 million

-Indianapolis Urban League, $5 million

-St. Mary’s Child Center, $5 million

-Coburn Place, $2.5 million

-Catholic Charities Indianapolis (Holy Family Shelter), $1 million

– Dayspring Center, $1 million

-The Julian Center, $1 million

“The grants are designed to help these valuable organizations build long-term financial strength and resiliency,” Rob Smith, the Lilly Endowment’s vice president for community development,” said in written remarks. “The grants are not intended to fund ongoing operating support that is essential for these organizations to meet the day-to-day needs of the children, families and individuals they serve. In fact, we hope our grants help these agencies more effectively attract additional support for their critically important work.”

Since 2015 the Lilly Endowment has made four rounds of grants totaling $328 million to 49 organizations in central Indiana to help support their long-term sustainability plans.

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