The Lilly Endowment has long shown a deep commitment to this city and state, but rarely has it been on display in such a resounding way as during the COVID-19 crisis.
Endowment’s largesse targets not-for-profit safety net
Within a week of Indiana’s first confirmed case of COVID-19, the Indianapolis-based endowment granted $15 million to underwrite a new community fund dedicated to helping social service agencies respond to the pandemic.Read More
Lilly Endowment awards $33.5M to state United Ways for pandemic response
The endowment announced Wednesday that it has awarded a $30 million grant to Indiana United Ways, which oversees the statewide network of United Ways, and a $3.5 million grant to the United Way of Central Indiana.Read More
IBJ Podcast: How an Indy group will use $11.6 million to help black students achieve
Host Mason King talks with the Center for Leadership Development’s president, Dennis Bland, about how a Lilly Endowment grant will expand the group’s programs to help minority students achieve in school and in life.Read More
Lilly Endowment’s millions giving groups long-term footing
The Lilly Endowment awarded millions of dollars over the last three years to help several central Indiana human service agencies start endowments of their own.Read More
The money is meant to help The Salvation Army respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, but also to help pay for its overall operations into the future.
Indiana Family and Social Services Administration Secretary Jennifer Sullivan said during Tuesday’s press conference that organizers have secured a location to quarantine those experiencing the virus and homelessness.
The fund, called the Central Indiana COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund, received a $15 million donation from Lilly Endowment Inc. and $500,000 contributions from three other organizations.
The expansion will add two miles to the trail’s existing eight-mile network. It’s the first expansion since the trail opened in 2013.
The grants from Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. range from $1 million to $7.5 million. They’re intended to help establish endowments, strengthen staffing and recruit volunteers and donors.
For the Lilly Endowment, a good year means it’s time to cash in.
The endowment’s assets reached $15.1 billion at the end of 2018, pushing it ahead of the Ford Foundation and the J. Paul Getty Trust, which had assets of $13.1 billion and $13.2 billion, respectively.
The endowment is soliciting proposals from not-for-profit organizations—and is encouraging those groups to collaborate with each other or with companies and governmental agencies on their efforts.
The Indianapolis-based Center for Leadership Development, which promotes personal development and educational attainment for minority youth, said the grant announced Tuesday morning is expected to be “transformational.”
The Lilly Library at Indiana University—home to more than 450,000 rare books, 8.5 million manuscripts and 150,000 sheets of music—hasn’t had a significant interior renovation since it opened in 1960.
ProAct, an Indianapolis not-for-profit that focuses on engaging at-risk youth and corporations in public service projects, is trying to rebuild after a challenging year in which the entire board quit over disagreements with CEO Derrin Slack.
A new, $4.3 million Lilly Endowment grant is poised to spark the transformation of a one-mile stretch of East 10th Street into a hotbed for the arts.
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.
A towering limestone monument to a long-ago Indianapolis mayor will be transformed into a performance venue at Riverside Park, thanks in part to a Lilly Endowment Inc. grant.
The improvements are part of a masterplan that aims to bring hundreds of thousands more visitors to the complex, which includes the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Circle to get $8M boost for patriotic light show as Lilly Endowment doles out $50M in special grants
The endowment said Wednesday it would fund 17 ideas across the city as part of its one-time Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation program.
The Lilly Endowment approved 1,062 grants in 2017 for a total of $537.8 million to 788 grantees.
A convicted prostitute who had a 40-year administrative career at Lilly Endowment Inc. secretly worked with a prominent Florida pastor to defraud the Indianapolis-based charitable foundation out of tens of thousands of dollars, the Tampa Bay Times reported last week.