The local philanthropic foundation announced Wednesday that the funds would support the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, United Way Worldwide and United Way of Greater Houston.
TechPoint, a not-for-profit advocacy group, plans to use the money on two programs to nurture young tech talent.
The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust awarded the funds to nine organizations involved in a multi-year initiative to protect, restore and better use the White River.
Several local not-for-profit and community groups are caught in a family dispute over the $31 million estate of Stephen Russell, the Celadon Group Inc. co-founder who died last year at age 76.
After several years in which the value of its assets swelled, philanthropic giant Lilly Endowment Inc. watched its coffers shrink 12.7 percent in 2016 from about $11.8 billion to $10.3 billion.
The reputation the education reform group has engendered with its work in the city has spread—and therefore so has its donor base.
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.