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.
Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment sold 150,000 shares of Eli Lilly and Co. stock on Monday, resuming a short-lived asset diversification plan suspended when stock prices swooned in 2008.
The Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership will use the funds to help qualified residents purchase homes and revitalize their neighborhoods.
The Lilly Endowment will give nearly $63 million in grants to 39 Indiana colleges and universities to boost job prospects for their graduates, pushing the endowment’s anti-brain-drain campaign to $120 million over the past decade.
The institute aims to attract 100 new scientists to Indiana to conduct research and development work aimed at launching new therapies for metabolic diseases.
Indianapolis-based education reform group The Mind Trust will use the grant to help support teacher recruitment and training programs such as Teach for America.
The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy—believed to be the first of its kind—is set to be christened at a ceremony Tuesday afternoon.
United Way of Central Indiana will receive more than $11 million from the Lilly Endowment to boost its capital fund, combat poverty and provide professional development, the groups announced Thursday morning.
Animal welfare groups in Indianapolis will receive more than $2 million from three foundations to provide spay-and-neuter services and help stray and abandoned animals.