Which local philanthropists made major donations in 2016 and where the money went
The not-for-profits, some of which received as much as $10 million, include community centers, hunger relief agencies and social services groups. Most plan to use at least a portion of the money to create or fortify endowments.
The Indianapolis Center for Congregations Inc. will receive $1.57 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. to support a national program designed to help churches reach young adults.
Terry Anker has been president of the Legacy Fund since 2011. The foundation is an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation.
The endowment announced plans Friday to provide up to $30 million over the next five years to support counseling programs in public and charter schools in Indiana.
The Indianapolis Foundation is placing 10 individuals on 10 local not-for-profit boards—and giving them $10,000 a year to contribute to the organizations they're serving.
The study said more than 11,000 Hoosiers die prematurely each year from smoking and another 1,400 die as a result of second-hand smoke. Twenty-three percent of Indiana adults smoke, higher than the U.S. median of 18 percent.
Eli Lilly and Co. CEO John Lechleiter and his wife, Sarah, have pledged $5 million to the United Way, an amount matched by the Eli Lilly and Co. Foundation.
After a long swoon, the Lilly Endowment is packing an increasing philanthropic punch. Assets climbed to $11.8 billion in 2015, the fifth straight year they rose.
The Indiana Biosciences Research Institute, set up just three years ago, announced Wednesday morning that it has been awarded grants of $80 million from the Lilly Endowment and $20 million from the Eli Lilly and Co. Foundation.
The “Hutt Fellowship” would be one of the first moves aimed at establishing an enduring legacy for the well-known entrepreneurism guru who died Saturday at 28.
The funds will go toward a three-year project at the Women’s Philanthropy Institute that will focus on the factors that influence men and women to make charitable donations.
James Morris, vice chairman of Pacers Sports & Entertainment, has been chosen for the biennial prize. As part of the honor, he will recommend a recipient for a $100,000 grant.
N. Clay Robbins, the president and CEO of the Lilly Endowment, has been given the additional title of chairman at the Indianapolis-based private charitable foundation.
A phone number to the Jared Foundation Inc. was out of service and its website was down Wednesday, a day after federal and state authorities seized electronics and other items from Jared Fogle’s Zionsville home.
Assets in 2014 rose from $7.7 billion to $10.1 billion, a 31-percent surge. The value of the endowment now has nearly doubled since closing 2010 at $5.3 billion.