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.
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.
Indianapolis-based Charitable Advisors hopes to help groups that can’t afford one-on-one consulting on issues vital to their operations.
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 United Way of Central Indiana is set to receive a $7 million federal grant that is expected to result in more than $20 million being invested to help unstable families in specific Indianapolis neighborhoods.
Ball State University alumnus John Schnatter and the Charles Koch Foundation are partnering on a $3.25 million grant to establish the center, to be named after the pizza chain founder.
TechPoint, an Indiana technology advocacy group, intends to use the money for internship and fellowship programs that create career connections in the state.
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.
Thanks to a $2,500 grant, the food-relief group’s arm in Tippecanoe County will deliver “AniMeals” to those having trouble feeding their pets.
The local arts group is planning on beefing up its projects and collaborations with artists.
The funds will help providers around Indiana improve curricula, build classrooms, educate parents about the importance of high-quality child care and education, and support professional development for teachers.
The endowment hopes to expand educational MBA programs, including one at the University of Indianapolis, to give business skills to more principals and superintendents at Indiana public schools.
More than two-thirds of its grants in 2013 went to groups in Indiana, according to the philanthropic organization’s newly released annual report.
The funds will boost an initiative by Project Lead the Way Inc. to expand science- and math-related curriculums in U.S. urban school districts.