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.
Mayor Jim Brainard’s vision to turn Carmel into a performing arts hub anchored by a world-class concert hall has come true, but without the support of central Indiana’s most important arts funder.
The Indianapolis-based private foundation announced Wednesday that Robert L. Smith will succeed Wallace “Ace” Yakey Jr., who is retiring June 30 after serving in the position since 2012.
A three-way partnership substantially brightens the future of the venue, which has offered minimal programming in recent years and badly needs upgrades.
An initiative involving Indiana University and the Lilly Endowment is set to provide a $15 million renovation to the historic Madame Walker Theatre Center while ensuring the historic landmark’s viability into the future.
The grants will help seminaries, universities and other organizations create or strengthen programs that help pastors build relationships with experienced clergy.
The funding for Tippecanoe County and nine other counties is intended to help turn the region into a hub for agricultural research and advanced manufacturing.
For Indianapolis to thrive, its businesses need to share their resources for civic-minded efforts, N. Clay Robbins told attendees Friday at the Engage Indiana event for corporate philanthropy.
Lilly said 30 of Indiana’s 92 counties will benefit from the grants, which range from $68,312 to $2.87 million each. Schools in Marion, Boone, Hamilton, Hendricks and Shelby counties were among the recipients.
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.