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.
The grant from the Indianapolis-based philanthropic giant is aimed at bolstering Indiana’s stature as a life sciences research hub.
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.
The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based not-for-profit that promotes education reform, will use the funds to support Innovation Network Schools and recruit school leaders.
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.
One hundred teachers throughout the state—including 44 recipients from the Indianapolis area—have been chosen to receive grants from Lilly Endowment Inc. as part of the Teacher Creativity Fellowship.
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.
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.
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.
Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. said the grants are part of its effort to identify and cultivate theologically minded youth who will become leaders in their churches and society.
Fourteen not-for-profits will receive funding, including $10 million each for the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Indianapolis Zoo.