A Downtown Indy Inc. program to train and employ at-risk veterans plans to triple its internship opportunities after receiving more than $1.8 million in grant funding from Lilly Endowment.
Eastern Star’s new youth center on the rise with help of $8M Lilly grant
A new kids hub, dubbed the ROCK Community Center for Children & Youth, is under construction at 5750 E. 30th St. and is set to open next year.Read More
Lilly Endowment awards more than $93M in grants to address poverty in Indianapolis
The grants, which range from $180,000 to more than $8 million each, will be awarded to 28 Indianapolis-based organizations to fund new programs aimed at financial security or expand existing programs that address poverty-related challenges.Read More
Indiana museums to receive $8 million from Lilly Endowment
The Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded more than $43 million to 18 museums and cultural organizations across the country, including four in Indiana.Read More
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
The grants for aiding work by 16 schools—including $10 million each to Butler University and Purdue University—will help address long-term priorities.
The funds will be used for housing, food and child care assistance, among other needs determined by local communities.
The donation, from the Eli Lilly and Co. Foundation, brings the project’s fundraising total to $27 million. The total project cost is estimated at $30 million.
The Brookings Institution report, “Indiana GPS: Strategies for Resilience,” identifies job growth, wages and technology as areas for improvement in the state’s economy.
The Indiana Sports Corp. on Friday said it has received the grant to support ongoing beautification and programming efforts in downtown Indianapolis leading up to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in March.
The biggest chunk—$10.5 million—has been dedicated to 15 community and multi-service centers that offer a range of services, such as health care, child care, counseling, job training and youth development, as well as programs for seniors.
Currently, there are 26 community learning site locations across the city with the capacity to serve more than 880 students. The $500,000 grant could help up to 400 more.
The grants cover groups in 57 counties, with more than a third of the 297 organizations based in Indianapolis.
The Indianapolis-based private foundation on Monday announced the gifts, which range from $1 million to $5 million and were made to 38 colleges and universities.
The public arts project, funded with a $674,520 grant from Lilly Endowment and organized by Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and the Arts Council of Indianapolis, features 100 mini-installations, performances, literary pieces and individual artworks along urban streets.
The Indianapolis-based philanthropic giant saw its assets increase to nearly $17 billion in 2019.
The Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. on Tuesday announced plans to dedicate up to $20 million to organizations serving youth populations during the ongoing public health crisis.
The Indy Arts & Culture Restart & Resilience Fund, underwritten by Lilly Endowment Inc., will provide eligible entities with one-time grants ranging from $5,000 to $500,000.
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.
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.
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.